Saturday, 4 April 2015

Golden and Rare

The Shiants are to be found in The Minch, some four miles off the coast of Lewis. Recently a rare plant, the golden-hair lichen, has been found there and lichenologists consider this location to be its most northerly habitat in the world. A BBC item supplies further details. Local myths often feature the Blue Men of the Minch or storm kelpies - some of whom had striking red hair.

Scottish Islands Explorer - a subscriber gained from a copy left in the bothy

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