Highland Cattle are not just there to provide a photo-stop for tourists. Yet while they are a lasting memory from childhood holidays spent touring the Scottish Highlands and Islands, they are also vital to the local economy. The Highland Cattle Society state, “The Highland breed of cattle has a long and distinguished ancestry, not only […]Read more "A True Highlander"
West Hynish was the chosen location for our ‘Seal Watch’ and we were not disappointed. Facing the full might of the Atlantic Ocean is the most amazing colony of seals, so numerous we gave up continuing them. Here are just a few of the pictures we took on a warm, bright sunny Easter Monday. One thing that […]Read more "Seal Watch"
Links Cottage in Scarinish is being demolished to make way for a rebuild. Once a common sight in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland around the beginning of the 20th Century, corrugated iron cottages are fast becoming something of a rarity. They first appeared about 1830 and were known as ‘portable houses’, but it was not until […]Read more "A Scrap of History"
Today saw the start of the 2015 Summer Timetable and with it the arrival of a new skipper on the Clansman. There was no great fanfare for either the Clansman or its new skipper. In fact their 9:05 arrival was marked by low cloud and steady soaking rain. With this being the start of the Easter […]Read more "New Timetable – New Skipper"
Although not a cave (or a tomb), this natural arch at the west end of the island reminds me of the Easter greeting, “He is not here; he has risen!” Addressing the frightened women, the messengers say, “‘Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember […]Read more "Happy Easter"