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Day 3, Sunday on the Isle of Lewis

16th June 2013

It is Sunday today. Here on the Isle of Lewis this is a special day.

Alongside the old Celtic beliefs, which still affect the workings of day to day life in the Hebrides, the islands also have strongly Christian communities; in the north predominantly the Free Church of Scotland, and in the south predominantly Catholic. 608 more words


St Kilda: island on the edge of the world

Norman John Gillies lives in a pretty village by the river Orwell in Suffolk, in a house with a tidy lawn, a privet hedge and large windows overlooking a cul-de-sac. 2,887 more words


The Harris Tweed Shop in Tarbert

I have known about Harris Tweed since I was a child growing up in Portland, Oregon.  My father had a Harris Tweed jacket, and I knew that such a thing was a fine acquisition.  1,242 more words


Day 2; A Visit to Aird Dell

15 June 2013

It is my first day on the road. I pick up my friendly little hire car from the local garage, piling in camera, lenses, sound recorder and GoPro video camera; notebook and pens; maps and walking boots, warm clothes and rain gear; food and water. 572 more words


The Harris Hotel in Tarbert, Isle of Harris

I had a simply wonderful stay at the Harris Hotel in Tarbert.  It’s a place we’ve often gone for a coffee during our family holidays, and we once stayed there overnight, unexpectedly, when the weather prevented us from getting across the Sound of Harris to the Uists as planned.  961 more words


This year's trip to the outer Hebrides

We have finalised arrangements for this year’s trip to the outer Hebrides. We are staying this time (the first two weeks of June) in the… 423 more words


My getaway: from Glasgow to the Isle of Harris

Dear Readers, this will be the first of a series of posts about my recent trip away.  I was badly in need of a break from my caring duties, and it had been far too long since I’d been to a part of Scotland that is very, very dear to my heart.  1,225 more words