Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Isay Isolated

Isay, between Dunvegan Head and Waternish in the west of Skye, had a population of 90 and a street of 18 houses in 1841. Everyone had been evicted within 20 years.

The main building (below) was the scene of a series of murders in the early 16th Century when Roderick MacLeod of Lewis disposed of two entire families at the culmination of a family meal.

Two 'trips' are available from this Isay item - in a manner of speaking. The top photograph comes from the the gallery of Skye Light Images and the bottom image was taken by Marc Calhoun whose well-illustrated blog takes you a little further afield along the West Coast.

Scottish Islands Explorer - Where isolation is in demand

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