One of the great things about Britain is the number of eccentrics we are lucky to have, the Leopard Man of Skye being just one.
I very often see somebody and think they must be barking mad, but then, on reflection, feel quite envious. This chap, living in a ruined bothy like a hermit for years, I quite admire. Although I intensely dislike tattoos.
And for all of us softies who think a lifesyle like that must age you prematurely, then the photo with this BBC coverage, of 73 year old Mr Leppard, suggests otherwise. Doesn't seem to have done him much harm does it?