For many years, Andrew Greig saw the poet Norman MacCaig as a father figure. Months before his death, MacCaig’s enigmatic final request to Greig was that he fish for him at the Loch of the Green Corrie; the location, even the real name of his destination was more mysterious still. His search took in days of outdoor living, meetings, and fishing with friends in the remote hill lochs of far North-West Scotland. It led, finally, to the waters of the Green Corrie, which would come to reflect Greig’s own life, his thoughts on poetry, geology and land ownership in the Highlands and the ambiguous roles of whisky, love and male friendship.
At the Loch of the Green Corrie
by Andrew Greig
‘If you have a desire to luxuriate in the most beautiful use of the English language borne along by the love of one gifted poet for a recognised master of melancholy, then this is the book for you. It most certainly was the book for me’ – Billy Connolly
Paperback: 324 pages
Publisher: Quercus Editions Ltd., 2010 (new edit. 2011)