Saturday, 31 March 2012

Not a Fools' Visit

This Eriskay pony is unaware that tomorrow will see the opening of Kisimul Castle in Castlebay, Barra, for the new season. Apparently the Arnol Blackhouse on Lewis is also opening. The availability of things to do on the Sabbath has never been restricted in the islands south of Benbecula, but to be aware that a public attraction to the north is on offer still gives a slight shock of surprise. Fuller details are in this week's Stornoway Gazette and for a fine range of photographs of Barra, go no further than the gallery of the Tigh-na-Mara Guest House.

Scottish Islands Explorer - tries to capture the imagination through images


Martin said...

I think that may be wrong. The Historic Scotland website says Arnol does not open on Sundays in the period
1 April-31 October. It's slightly misleading the way the information is configured but it seems that Sunday excursionistsas will have to look elsewhere for entertainment.

Anonymous said...

It's changing though - the cafe at the MacGillivray bird hide at Northton is open today (Sabbath)- and apparently very busy.

When the tourist season is only five months anyway - why miss one day out of every seven!