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    More: Hero, Skye, Raasay, 56-year-old Calum Macleod, Bridge, time Calum, Road, impressive concrete viaduct, abandoned oil depot  
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2018-05-16 03:26:40 AM  
Pretty spectacular views there..I'm surprised motorcycle and/or bicycle enthusiasts aren't there
regularly.
 
2018-05-16 06:42:52 AM  
Kinda disappointed that TFA didn't tall us if him finishing the road helped to save to town or not. Did it do any good at all?
 
2018-05-16 06:45:11 AM  
"He'll finish the road himself? Ha! When pigs fly!"

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2018-05-16 07:28:58 AM  
I read that as "isolated village of Amish".
 
2018-05-16 07:37:10 AM  
But do they call me Calum the Road Builder?

/actually, yes
 
2018-05-16 07:55:44 AM  

Fireproof: Kinda disappointed that TFA didn't tall us if him finishing the road helped to save to town or not. Did it do any good at all?


gonna go with 'no':

"By the time Calum finished his road he was in his late 60s and, along with his wife, was one of the last two inhabitants of Arnish."
 
2018-05-16 08:03:36 AM  

Hyjamon: Fireproof: Kinda disappointed that TFA didn't tall us if him finishing the road helped to save to town or not. Did it do any good at all?

gonna go with 'no':

"By the time Calum finished his road he was in his late 60s and, along with his wife, was one of the last two inhabitants of Arnish."


So basically the world's longest driveway.
 
2018-05-16 08:23:10 AM  

The Madd Mann: Hyjamon: Fireproof: Kinda disappointed that TFA didn't tall us if him finishing the road helped to save to town or not. Did it do any good at all?

gonna go with 'no':

"By the time Calum finished his road he was in his late 60s and, along with his wife, was one of the last two inhabitants of Arnish."

So basically the world's longest driveway.


once their kids realized they would be the ones shoveling the snow clear every winter of the 1.75 mile driveway, they moved at ages 16 and 14, respectively.
 
2018-05-16 10:44:11 AM  
Calum
 
2018-05-16 11:14:51 AM  

Hyjamon: Fireproof: Kinda disappointed that TFA didn't tall us if him finishing the road helped to save to town or not. Did it do any good at all?

gonna go with 'no':

"By the time Calum finished his road he was in his late 60s and, along with his wife, was one of the last two inhabitants of Arnish."


He did get the British Empire Medal, though, as well as a lot of plays and songs written about it. So at least he got some real recognition.
 
2018-05-16 12:09:42 PM  
And then there's this guy.
 
2018-05-16 02:15:45 PM  
In the US he would have been fined and forced to pay to have land put back to the way it was.
 
2018-05-16 05:19:16 PM  

Fireproof: "He'll finish the road himself? Ha! When pigs fly!"

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Watch out for pig boobs
 
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