The abandoned island of Swona is a compelling place. Opportunities to visit are rare, but there could be spaces available on a day-trip from Burray (Orkney Mainland) organised by Richard Clubley tomorrow - Wednesday 11 June. Twelve people are needed to fill the boat and for some it will be fulfilling an ambition just to get there. A call to 07981 815709 will provide you with up-to-date information about availability on a craft far different from this one marooned by those who left the island.
The islanders left their cattle grazing and over the years the herd became feral. Here is a case of visitors and residents keeping well apart, tomorrow.
Please pass on the news of this trip to friends and contacts who may be interested.
Scottish Islands Explorer - a chance to people an abandoned isle, for a day