Thursday, 21 February 2013
A Site To Be Out of Sight
Eilean Shona (from the Old Norse for Sea Island) is in Loch Moidart and access is governed by tides. J M Barrie leased it in the 1920s and while there wrote a screenplay for the 1924 film adaptation of his Peter Pan. Many children on the island soon grew up to be robust and fit because of the two-mile walk they had to make to attend school. In the 19th Century the schoolhouse had been deliberately sited in a detached setting, down a track, because the wife of the owner apparently had an aversion to children and did not wish to be disturbed by them. They were neither seen nor heard.
Scottish Islands Explorer - seen and heard