There are some arduous ways of getting energy supplies and cutting peat by hand on the isolated isle of Foula is one of them. Then along comes solar-, wind- and hydro-electric power schemes and the current flows continuously. The days and nights when supplies regularly and suddenly cut out are over. The landscape and text featured here indicates the changing sources. The panels close to the island school indicate a far less strenuous method employed during daylight hours, although those are limited during the depths of winter.
Scottish Islands Explorer - aware of changes