A letter from Derek Martin [Heath 1940–1947]

Dear Jon,

This is just to report that we changed address in the early part of this year. The castle had grown too big for us and there seemed no alternative but to look for somewhere smaller. Also my very modest reserves of energy were being exhausted by the battle against windfarms, the imposition of which on remote and beautiful places is a con trick to match the Iraq war... I was previously at Ardvourlie Castle in the Isle of Harris.

I find it very pleasant to be in touch, however remotely, with Heath, and I find I dwell on it all with surprising frequency and some melancholy. Good wishes to you and many thanks for all you do to keep it all alive.