Monday, 20 May 2013
Over the Hills, Far Away
Some 15 participants joined the Islands Book Trust walk on Saturday from Urgha on the Tarbert - Scalpay road over the track towards Rhenigidale and then turned right at the elegantly-carved stone sign above.
It is quite a hike especially with low cloud and a gusty north-easterly coming head-on from whatever direction the group was facing! At least it was dry. Were the party to have been helicoptered in, then above is what they would have seen.
As it happened this is one of the views of the settlement they had. Simon Fraser was there to greet and give them a tour of his restored buildings and of the former village. It included the long-house from, perhaps, Norse times and of the side-school, established for the legal requirements for education implemented in the late 19th Century.
Scottish Islands Explorer - worth walking to explore as well