Alastair Dunnett and James Adam were the 'Canoe Boys', two young adventures who captured Scotland's collective imagination in 1934 with an epic sea voyage.
Setting off from Bowling, on the Clyde, the pair intended to paddle their heavy, single-seater canvas and wood canoes all the way north to Stornoway.
Writing regular dispatches about their adventures for the national press, soon everyone on the west coast was keeping an eye out for the 'boys'.
Despite their best efforts, and some hair-raising scrapes along the way, the lads only made it as far as Skye, before the approaching winter put an end to their adventure.
Both men later built successful careers in journalism and business.