A blog that backs a bi-monthly magazine covering all the islands of Scotland
Thursday, 21 May 2015
The grass looks lush on Swona, in the Orkney group. It was inhabited from about 500BC until 1974 when its last residents moved away. They left a herd of beef cattle which have survived and become feral. About 17 creatures are to be found on the 227 acre island with a population in the mid 19th Century of over 50. Take a look around through a YouTube presentation.