Sunday, 19 February 2012
Not the Shetland Bus
The Kyle of Durness and the moors of The Parph separate Cape Wrath from the mainland. It's now getting on for 50 years since a summer-only bus service started operating along the service road from the ferry to the lighthouse. It passes close to Keodale and the basic accommodation provided there by the Mountain Bothies Association. Thanks to Hugh Powell and Richard Evans for this image and account of the beginning of the facility for those wanting an understandably easier way of getting to the north-westerly corner of Scotland. 'Wrath' does not refer to the frequent weather with an angry element, but is derived from the Norse word - hraf - the turning point.
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