Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Summer Residences

The school-holidays are starting and some pupils are wondering what to do. On the moors of Lewis and Harris there is evidence that young people in earlier times were actively engaged in summer employment, looking after cattle on high ground. Their shelter would have been beehive-shaped dwellings, some of which survive to this day. The North Harris Trust is responsible for many square miles of land with few occupants, but on their website  they record the lifestyles of past times when summer jobs were plentiful as well as unpaid.

Scottish Islands Explorer - pleased to have moved on

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