Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Changing Perceptions

Loch Skipport, situated on the north-east side of South Uist, is a lonely place. It was a port used by cargo ships until as recently as the 1950s, but its facilities are now derelict. One of the magazine's subscribers took the above photograph and there is a benign quality about it. Many people find the place to be somewhat eerie, even on a sunny day. Do any blog-watchers have views of, or about, this backwater harbour approached by hairpin bends that has seen busier times?

Does anyone recall hearing about such ships as the MV Loch Carron, photographed below calling at Loch Skipport, or of any comparable remote outposts handling relatively large cargoes?

Scottish Islands Explorer - in the mainstream when possible

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