Beinn na Caillich that overlooks Broadford and presents an imposing view from Pabay means "The Hill of the Old Woman". The old woman is reputedly Saucy Mary who laid a chain between Kyleakin and Kyle to extract tolls from passing ships. (No doubt her spirit lingers in the offices of the Toll Bridge Company!). Tradition also says that the large cairn on the summit covers the remains of a Norwegian princess. On many days when a plume of cloud stretches from the summit it is said that it is the soul of the Princess returning to her native Norway.
A new Pabay stamp is being issued to record Alan's achievement. It shows Beinn na Callich across Loch Cill Chriosd. The photograph used for the stamp has been taken by Heather Lyon. Stamps are available at £1.50 and a First Day Cover at £2.50. 50 signed First Day Cover are also available at £5.00 each. Funds all to Broadford 2000. Orders to Pabay Stamps Sales, Broadford, Isle of Skye, IV49 9BP
A special QSL Card will be available and we would ask that you QSL direct to GM0PNS at the Pabay QTH and hopefully send a donation to Broadford 2000. To those who QSL Direct and enclose £2.00 a First Day Cover will be sent contain the containing Card. For £5.00 a special Certificate will also be sent. All funds to Broadford 2000. Of course in true spirit of Amateur Radio those who just send us a QSL card will receive one back via the RSGB QSL Bureau in the normal manner.
Photograph of Alan Cope is from the West Highland Free Press, Broadford. Ref Nr. FP460/C