Tuesday, 2 September 2014

One House; No Mouse

Hascosay - the 'Driftwood Island' to the Vikings - is situated between Fetlar and Yell, Shetland. In 1841 it was home to 42 people, but has now been uninhabited for over 150 years. The only surviving house, visible above, is apparently inhabitable and should be free of mice.The soil of the island repels rodents. The island's many streams and ponds tend to turn brackish and a problematic water supply was one of the factors that led to population decline. The north end, at Taingar, features below.

Scottish Islands Explorer - not mouse-resistant

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