Riding Drovers' Roads

Apr 16, 2012, 09:14 AM, Kinlochleven, United Kingdom

Tribute folk song to Cameron Ormiston, who started Pony Trekking in the Highlands in 1952 (Diamond jubilee). Riding Drovers' Roads is somewhat allegorical for life's roads, highlighting various milestones in Cameron's very interesting life.

October 2011, he assisted Griff Rhys Jones (The Griffalo), film Highland cattle for Highland Drovers; part three of a new BBC series - Britain’s Lost Routes (first aired 14th June 2012).

Cameron used to look like Errol Flynn in his youth, and actually rode for him in The Master of Ballantrae film [1953]; he's no stranger to making movies (see T-shirts).

2008 Torrin Of Croila, took the most prestigious Mountain and Moorland ridden titles at Olympia. A proud milestone among many others for Mr Ormiston.

This photo taken by Billy Brooks shows Cameron at 82, on his pony Noire Of Croila at 18 (100 years between them), going over The Devil's Staircase in Glen Coe, which inspired initial lyrics in the comments section. Trust you enjoy it. #Glencoe #drovers #highlands #Newtonmore

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