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Festive tales and fine rhymes

We recently put out a call to our readers asking you to write a short story or a few lines of poetry on a subject that inspired you, and we have been overwhelmed by your response. Argyll and Lochaber are certainly home to a wealth of hidden talent. Here, you can read the second of the submissions following on from last week's batch. Enjoy! A short story winner and a poetry winner will both be chosen.

The Sound of Kerrera

Liam Griffin Kilbride

Ten thousand years ago, a glacier, perhaps half a mile thick, gouging and grinding its way over and through the ancient rocks of modern Argyll, created what is now known as The Sound of Kerrera.

As the geological clock ticked, the ice retreated; the continents heaved and rose, and swelled, the uprising land masses manoeuvring like pieces in some giants’ chess match. The mighty Atlantic Ocean formed. Some 41 million square miles of salt water, in thunderous motion, forged its way along the fringes of the continents, eroding soft material, creating sea lochs, and sounds, or tumbling away the fringes leaving soaring rock hard sea-cliffs.

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