B895

The dead-end B895 is driveable from the port of Stornoway but gasps its last at the head of Garry Beach. Here, “the unofficial road to nowhere meets the officially titled … Continue reading B895

the light always comes back

This island, which takes its name from one of the saints bearing the Irish name Finan, is situated about 200m from both the N and S banks of Loch Shiel. … Continue reading the light always comes back

‘House island’

Loch Eilt is a freshwater loch in the West Highlands of Scotland, and separates the traditional districts of Morar, to the north, and Moidart, to the south. Loch Eilt [loch … Continue reading ‘House island’

‘This ungetatable place’

I recently read ‘Barnhill: a Novel’ by Norman Bissell. It is a partly fictional account of George Orwell’s last few years and his time on Jura. At Barnhill croft on … Continue reading ‘This ungetatable place’

Hame

So you think you know what it is to be Scottish? Well, read ‘Hame’ by Annalena MacAfee. It is a lovely book. This is my “Review”:

Albyn’s Anthology

This film is about one of Scotland’s smallest islands: Eilean nam Faoileag, Loch Rannoch. This film is dedicated to the Royal Society of Edinburgh On this island is a Folly. … Continue reading Albyn’s Anthology

I, Vow Yews

I,Vow is a small island in Loch Lomond containing the remains of a Castle, and several ruins . It is closely wooded and contains a number of Yew trees supposed … Continue reading I, Vow Yews

St Columba’s Yew

The poet Tomas Tranströmer said: The following account of St. Columba`s Yew on the island of Bernera was written by Paul Greenwood: “Bernera is a tiny tidal isle to the … Continue reading St Columba’s Yew

‘Quiet, polite and deferential’

Filmed in Kintyre and on the island of Davaar on the 5th February 2019. This film is for the memory of Archibald MacKinnon who first painted Christ on a crucifix … Continue reading ‘Quiet, polite and deferential’