Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Isle Martin

Isle Martin, at the head of Loch Broom, near Ullapool, has seen activity in recent years. In 1952 the flour mill's owner, not best pleased with the authorities' refusal to allow him to build a causeway, dismantled his plant. In the 1960s restoration of four of the 388-acre island's houses took place and they have been donated to the Isle Martin Trust. A new pontoon has been built to assist visitors.

The building below looks like the side-school that functioned until 1949. There were few of these small schools that continued in the Highlands & Islands after the Second World War and because of their temporary condition, their remains are seldom evident. The presence of Ben More Coigach does remain, as the top image indicates

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1 comment:

Christina Macaulay said...

Isle Martin has both a new school and an old school - not bad for a small island (now uninhabited)