Wednesday, 4 January 2017
The Story of Island Roan
Eilean nan Ron is not far from the northern shores of the Scottish mainland, but is a world away. However, a community website that brings it closer is that of Skerry and within its pages is a complete book, The Story of Island Roan. Take a dip into, enjoy the photographs and, perhaps, request that it be published in print form. There is a market for publications about places that have, within living memory, disappeared. The last residents prepared to leave in the late 1930s and the 2008 Northern Times photograph shows Kitty Ann MacQueen, then 89-years-of-age, returning to the house she had lived in some 70 years previously.
Scottish Islands Explorer - covers evacuations; welcomes new readers
Digital Edition: opens up a new world on the internet