I've never read that Scot but maybe I should. I have a feeling there was talk at my book club of someone making a TV film of it. I'd forgotten about it until I saw your post. Must check on that at our next meeting AND visit the library. I do need memory jogs nowadays.
I have the complete trilogy (Cloud Howe and Grey Granite) and I've read them several times over the years.
I've been to the Lewis Grassic Gibbon Centre in Arbuthnott and had some lovely freshly baked scones and a cup of tea, then went to the churchyard where his ashes were scattered.
I had to study this book for exams, and went into it kicking and screaming because it took time to get used to the language, but the characters are so well-crafted that after a while it didn't matter.
Chris, Ewan, Long Rob of the Mill, Chae Strachan.
It was quite a shocking book in its day.
This book really speaks to me from the heart, and I cherish it.