Friday, 13 February 2015
Ceann Ear is the largest of the Monach Isles, some five miles off North Uist. It was inhabited, probably for over a thousand years, until 1942. For a time it contained a monastery and nunnery associated with Iona. However, even the most ardent religious recluse could, have he or she wished, walk away from this life as it was possible to pick your way over the sands at low tide to Baleshare on the ocean side of North Uist. That rite of passage finished in the 16th Century when a violent storm struck and washed away the low-lying land. Take a look at Ceann Ear through a video clip.
Scottish Isles Explorer - taking routes while the going is good