In the autumn and winter – after storms have blown through – the beaches are covered in tangles of storm wrecked kelp. Tangles are mentioned in the ‘Road to the Isles’, a traditional Scottish song, which first appeared in print in 1917…
Sure, by Tummel and Loch Rannoch
And Lochaber I will go,
By heather tracks wi’ heaven in their wiles;
If it’s thinkin’ in your inner heart braggart’s in my step,
You’ve never smelt the tangle o’ the Isles.
Oh, the far Coolins are puttin’ love on me,
As step I wi’ my cromach to the Isles.