I guess if any story deserved the name of the board as the name of its subject, this has to be the one
Barring his own self-imposed rules, had he started out with a camera and been uploading to Geograph
, then he would have been some sort of winner or champion there!
Highlands man completes challenge to visit 'everywhere in Scotland' | Highlands & Islands | News | STV
It began as an eccentric challenge to set foot across the entire map of Scotland after a conversation with a friend and 20 years later Bill Taylor has finally completed the task.
He has travelled from the far north of Shetland, to the Mull of Kintyre in the south, from St Kilda in the west, to the Aberdeenshire coast in the east and everywhere else in between.
It is the unique, if somewhat bizarre challenge, which Bill Taylor from the Black Isle set himself.
Mr Taylor said: “I’d remembered when I was a student we had a big quarter inch map of Scotland on our wall in a flat and it had all these squares on it and these were all 10km squares.
“I started looking at them and I realised that by that stage I’d already been on about 80% of all the squares. There’s a 1080 of them and I thought ‘well one day wouldn’t it be nice to have visited them all’ and I could say ‘I’ve been everywhere in Scotland’.”
This was the inspiration for his self confessed "daft idea" to set foot across all of Scotland.
He set his own rules - the squares had to have at least one person living there and flying over or sailing did not count.