Sunday, 8 September 2013

A Walk Over Water

These scenes are of Sollas, North Uist, which comprises a small settlement, pasture, beaches and a well-stocked Co-operative store. The walk to the nearby tidal island of Vallay is attractive so long as the timetables are consulted with care before venturing over the water. Details of a stimulating tour on foot, with a sandy base, is to be found on the walkhighlands website.

As a result of the Clearances, a Hebridean community gave the name of Sollas to its new township on Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Then for some reason it was changed to Woodbine, a name associated more with honeysuckle and creeper as well as a popular English brand of cigarettes produced for a hundred years from 1888.

Scottish Islands Explorer - sells in Sollas, not on Vallay

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