On a wind lashed coast in the far north of Scotland, a group of men assemble on a construction site. The Ness and Struie Drainage Project will dominate their lives for the next few months as they toil through the daylight hours and into the night, endure hardship, harsh weather, harsh words and conflict. This book shines a light on the incredible engineering work that those men you see on the side of the road undertake, to bring us water, bring us light and take that which we do not want away.
‘Nothing short of revelatory, beautiful and profound.’
‘Not only a tale of men struggling to maintain their lives in the harsh adversity of a Scottish winter, but also a realistic contemplation of the varying ideals and hopes of each man working on the project.’
‘This is a real life engineering project and these are the men and their machines who made it happen and Robert Davidson is their brilliant chronicler.’
-The Northern Times