Monday, 1 July 2013

So Near, So Far

On Friday last I was travelling from Tarbert, Harris, out to see a friend at Hushinish. On the way I came across the former Cliasmol Primary School, permanently closed in 2008. It still looks in a good state of repair. On Saturday I journeyed out to Ardveg, Lewis, and visited the house featured in yesterday's blog. That are comparatively close by sea, but an almighty distance apart by road. This is an indication of how sea routes became replaced by the road system, affecting coastal settlements throughout the islands. Centres of population became outlying and deserted. For some insights and images into Cliasmol go to Neil Tasker's blog.

Scottish Islands Explorer - features worlds apart

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