Monday, 8 October 2018

Pilgrimage to Boreray

Boreray, the 500-acre island in the Sound of Harris, is the subject of a detailed analysis by Alastair McIntosh who visited in 2015. His interests were multiple, but he explores, in particular, the life of St Donnan, who died in 681; how the grandfather of Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon, was born there; how his 'pilgrimage' to the island was assisted by its only inhabitant, Jerry Cox. The photographs here were taken by Marc Calhoun and the building above was the island's Free Church, last used in the 1920s.

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