Sunday, 15 March 2015

Seeking Sands

This photograph of Ham Voe, Foula, was taken by Julian Paren, whose work has taken him to the remoter parts of Britain and the Earth. People have long been attracted to such places where some have made their homes. John Sands, from Ormiston in East Lothian, lived from 1826 - 1900 and took up residence for periods of time on Vaila, Papa Stour and Foula, in Shetland, on St Kilda, Tiree and in the Faroes. He was a freelance journalist and crusader - once mockingly described as the 'Member of Parliament for St Kilda'. Does anyone have a photograph of him?

Scottish Islands Explorer - now seeking information on this Sands

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