MURDO'S DITCH

At the other side of Tarmstedt the line crosses this ditch that was built to drain what was thought to be bog. When all the undergrowth was eventually cleared it was found instead to be a very choked burn. Murdo MacDonald, the County Archivist worked with Mike Oliver, as very enthusiastic volunteers during this time and both contributed enormouslv in effort during construction.  Murdo's passion was more battling against nature than building railways and it could be said that our project gave him plenty of scope.