Thursday, 12 February 2015

Shining in the Sound

The brightness of these images are not to be confused with bright lights on Boreray, the 489-acre island in the Sound of Harris. At the end of the 19th Century there were 37 houses sheltering 152 residents. In 1923, all bar one family requested being evacuated. By 1961 the population was five and by the end of that decade everyone had left. The Free Church and schoolroom (below right) had been built with high hopes of arresting decline.

Scottish Islands Explorer - the distribution of the next issue begins tomorrow

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