Sunday, 6 April 2014

A Singular Existence

The Aurora Borealis - known in the Northern Isles as 'The Mirrie Dancers' - gives this tin shed at Haroldswick, Unst, a distinctive look. Obviously the most northerly of the British Isles is unique, but yesterday's item about a person leading a singular existence on Fair Isle prompted another response. Last year some readers of the magazine were visiting the island and met a man, probably in his 80s, who claimed never to have left Unst in his life. For him, even Yell was a step or sail too far. Any more examples of restrictive practices?

Scottish Islands Explorer - tries to step it out

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