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Recycling Johnson – Almost Halfway

Written by Charlotte Murray, 10th June 2011

After today’s 46 mile slog, Phil and Sheena Davies will have covered 203 miles – almost half of the total distance they’ll be travelling on their trip. Setting off from Kingsburgh, they’ll first head down to Ullinish before moving on to Talisker. As soon as I heard the couple were heading to Talisker, I must admit that my first thoughts were of whisky. After scanning Johnson’s account of his Scottish tour, I was disappointed to find no mention of this world-famous tipple, now one of Scotland’s largest exports. However, I suppose it would be unfair to blame Johnson for this omission, as his visit to Talisker took place in 1773 – over 50 years before the distillery was actually built in nearby Carbost. Still, let’s hope that devotion to the historical accuracy of Recycling Johnson doesn’t prevent Phil and Sheena from taking advantage of this local luxury!

Phil and Sheena have already raised £610 for Get Into Reading, but they still hope to do more. More money means getting more fantastic books into the hands of people who need and love them. To donate, please visit the couple’s charity giving page and give whatever you can.

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