Scottish Islands Explorer - covering even the most distant places
Monday, 23 May 2011
Really Getting Away
The Islands Book Trust enables people to learn about and visit many places in and around Scotland. On Friday 10 & Saturday 11 June the focus of attention will be on Sula Sgeir (above) and on North Rona (below). A programme of informative events will be held in Ness, at the top end of Lewis, and, weather permitting, trips will be made to these islands. There is an annual guga-hunting expedition to Sula Sgeir where men stay in a bothy. North Rona was inhabited for many centuries - including when St Ronan established one of the oldest places of worship in Britain, in the 8th Century. An unfortunate end to one, albeit temporary, settlement came with the only two inhabitants dying, probably in the winter months of 1884-85. More images are available through the Lonely Isles website and Northern Light Charters.