Many of you will know how much I love the old, twisted oak tree that grows by Loch Lomond at Milarrochy Bay: indeed, I love it so much we named our new yarn after it!

Over the past year, Tom has been photographing the tree from exactly the same position, in all seasons and all weathers and has recently put together a short film documenting the tree through all its changes. His film felt like an appropriate way to mark the turning of the year here.

The film lasts around 3 minutes.

West Highland Way club subscribers may have already seen the film, but I thought everyone would enjoy it.

The Milarrochy tree speaks to me of many things, but perhaps most of all of persistence and endurance. Here’s to more of that in 2018!

Happy new year to you all.