Sunday, 16 September 2012
To Go Over the Eight
These sheep on the Shetland Mainland can look over to Papa Stour where the current human population is now only four times their number. The ferry from West Burrafirth (below) operates daily, but with the opportunity of day-trips on only Fridays and Saturdays. Shetland News carries an informative and passionate plea for something to happen to boost numbers and restore an old, or create a new, pattern of life. Here is an island that could be either at the end of its tether or getting things together. There is land, houses, a road, an airstrip, terminal ports to serve it, an efficient ferry to reach it, a 'moth-balled' school, a church and centre of information, internet connections and a way of life waiting to be revived. Who can resist?
Scottish Islands Explorer - proposing an opportunity