Thursday, 21 May 2015

See Swona

The grass looks lush on Swona, in the Orkney group. It was inhabited from about 500BC until 1974 when its last residents moved away. They left a herd of beef cattle which have survived and become feral. About 17 creatures are to be found on the 227 acre island with a population in the mid 19th Century of over 50. Take a look around through a YouTube presentation.

Scottish Islands Explorer - monitors changes; records the passing of lifestyles

1 comment:

David & Margaret Gartside said...

Thanks John. Lovely start the day