As I look down on Loch Sunart I turn towards Liddesdale which at one time boasted of a lead mine. I follow the shoreline passing a few houses, boats and slipways around the head of Loch Sunart.
Strontian grew as a village to provide accommodation for lead miners. The village got its name from when some French prisoners of war working in the mines discovered a completely new mineral and they called it Strontian. It was used in producing sugar from sugar beet.