River Snizort - middle beats

Snizort – the cemetery beat

Gordon Mack, in the Not Exactly Fishing series, recounts a recent visit to the River Snizort, the Isle of Skye river where a fascinating renewable energy project sits side-by-side with an environmentally-precious,  successful salmon and sea trout fishery, and relates his high-voltage experience.


Between The Lines is taking an extended sabbatical to work on a special project.  This is expected to last throughout 2012.  It is hoped that this journal will resume publication in a new and updated format thereafter.  Meanwhile, existing postings will remain online for reference.

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Best regards for the New Year.

Gordon Mack

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