Sunday, 2 October 2011
Walking to School
This abandoned house at Loch Skipport could well have been the childhood home of a man, now in his early 60s, who each day walked to school in West Gernish on the other side of South Uist. There are still people alive who walked from Steimreway to Lemreway in the South Lochs, Isle of Lewis, to attend school. Their expenditure of energy on this activity was arduous and is thankfully no longer required by present generations. However, the prospect of a walk to school has an adventure that is missing from being taken by car or bus. Consider the issue facing councillors and parents on Lewis in this account.
Scottish Islands Explorer - likes to keep pace