Monday, 24 October 2011
Deaths on a Beach
Saturday's item on this blog was right in anticipating Sunday Times Scotland coverage of the slaughter of goats on Rum. It also attracted these two photographs of goat carcases, taken by a hill walker on the beach at Harris on Rum, close to the mausoleum in the Greek temple-style evident at the top of the image above. Ironically it was built to house the sarcophagus of John Bullogh who owned the island from 1888-91. The goat carcasses have been crudely netted and badly hidden. This cull of around 60 goats, which took place last week, served no apparent purpose for neither records were taken nor investigations made in relation to the climate-change project in which these animals have been a part. Can anyone add anymore to this dismal story?
Scottish Islands Explorer - investigating