Fishing Bothy, Loch Stack ( Pancreatic Cancer Enhanced Recovery Programme - Glasgow Royal Infirmary )
I am very fond of this tiny building set in its magnificent location. It sits beside Loch Stack, which until recent times was a prolific sea trout fishing loch and people flocked from all over the world to fish there. In its heyday, this bothy would have seen lots of activity, as numerous anglers and ghillies would set off in boats from there every morning. Sadly, with the decline in fish numbers, the bothy tends to be used more for storing estate materials. However, thankfully its future is assured. It was recently made a listed building, which means it is protected from demolition.
This dramatic view heightened by wonderful clouds, is dominated by Arkle, the scree-covered mountain in the background. I have photographed Arkle often – from above, from below, from the loch and in all weathers. None seems to deliver it quite so well, as when the little fishing bothy is included.