Monday, 8 August 2011
This image of a pillar box on the Shetland island of Yell is by the acclaimed photographer, Martin Parr. His work includes the capturing of the affection the British have for their coast and its resorts as well as his recording of simple, everyday objects that have, in his judgement, a timeless appeal. Yell is home to around a thousand inhabitants who reside where their predecessors' generations survived from Neolithic times. Existence has not been easy with memorials to, and wreckage from, accidents at sea and in the air. It has what was allegedly the most haunted house in Scotland. Otters, however, have proliferated in the many voes or inlets. Yell is also a transport hub with its two roads linking the ferry terminals to Shetland Mainland, Unst and Fetlar.
Scottish Islands Explorer - something of a hub