Eric Macleod looks across the loch at the forlorn wreck of his family s croft. How would you like to live there? he asks his wife Ruth, half joking. After all, they have to think of something to do with the place. But he doesn t expect her instant reply I would love to. A few short months later, fired by the challenge of an adventure like no other they ve known, Eric has given up a promising career in London as an accountant with an international company, and moved to the remote shores of Loch Cairnbawn in the West Highlands. With Ruth and their two little girls, he plans to renovate the croft and make a living from the land, but it s a long leap from management accountant to house builder and crofter as they soon find out. In their seventeen years at Kerracher, they experience the beauty and terror of living in the last wilderness in Scotland. They can reach the croft only by boat, across the loch, or by walking a mile and a half over the hill from the road.