Ronald's stories are always so well written and his latest is no exception. It is entitled The ’Keeper wi the Lauch (That’s in his native Scots. In English it is: The Gamekeeper with the Laugh). I am sure you will love this truly inspirational story - you can read it by clicking here.
Ronald Mackay was brought up in Coupar Angus, Scotland, in the Valley of Strathmore just south of the Grampian Mountains. Although his family moved to Dundee in the mid ’40s, he has always nurtured a love for the Angus glens, their grouse moors, and the deer forests of the Cairngorms. He worked many jobs in that harsh and striking region on Highland estates and on sheep and arable farms. He helped excavate the great turbine hall deep inside Ben Cruachan known today as the Hollow Mountain. Ronald grew up with the Angus dialect and, despite having lived most of his life overseas, maintains strong emotion ties to the couthie Lallans language, the kenspekle folks and the unforgiving land from which a hardy breed has sought to wrest a living from time immemorial and has sent its native sons and daughters all over the world.
Ronald Mackay at Elmhirst's Resort,
Rice Lake, Ontario,