Blood­thirsty story of

The Oban Times - - Leisure -

A FIRST time writer has writ­ten the ‘ blood­thirsty’ true story of a gang of out­laws who roamed the hills around Oban and Nether Lorn.

Be­fore it is even printed, peo­ple seem very keen to get their hands on Ane Com­pact of Vil­lainy by Kil­more woman, Lind­say Camp­bell.

Lind­say, who has been re­search­ing and tramp­ing the hills around Scam­madale, Dalavich, Ap­pin and all places in be­tween, said the story is just one of many that she would like to tell.

But what makes the story of out­laws and their even­tual death by hang­ing at In­ver­aray even more un­be­liev­able is that it is en­tirely true and comes from his­tor­i­cal an­nals from both Ed­in­burgh and Lochgilp­head.

Lind­say said: ‘ These men were liv­ing in Scam­madale and the Nether Lorn area for 13-14 years but worked through­out the en­tire area.

‘ They were led by Lachie Camp­bell, and may have had some con­nec­tions to the Camp­bells of Bra­gleen­more.

‘ They stole money, coins, fish­ing nets, salmon guns, am­mun I doubt if the they didn’t tr

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