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Best-selling author, storyteller and musician Tony Bonning is in the Western Isles for the next six weeks on his latest road trip with his horse, Chief.

The pair, who raise money for the 3Rs Horse Rescue Centre Charity, are on their latest expedition along the Hebridean Way and looking for paddocks along the route for Chief and pitching Tony’s tent. They will be in Uist shortly.

En route, the author, now in his mid-70s, will be story-telling in schools and filming the locations of island folktales.

One of the duo’s previous journeys was a 1000 km trek from the Mull of Galloway to Dunnet Head in Caithness, which took over two months. Along the way, they visited sites associated with the water kelpie of Scottish folklore.

Tony has been collecting tales of the horse-like demons for 40 years and has written two books on the subject.
 
Help with a paddock can be offered by contacting Tony via his Facebook page or his Instagram account.

The main image is Tony and Chief at Dunnet Head Lighthouse.


Image credit: Tony Bonning