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Category : Caught By The River

05 Oct 2018
Netty's Tree

Vote for Netty’s Tree!

The Woodland Trust have launched their annual search for 2018’s Tree of the Year. One of the contenders is a scraggly-looking spruce, which until recent years was the only tree on the tiny windswept Hebridean island of Eriskay (population: 150). Whisky Galore! Planted more than 100 years ago, Netty’s Tree was standing tall long before the island made the headlines in 1941, when 8,000 ton cargo ship the SS Politician sank off Eriskay’s north coast with 28,000 cases of whisky […]

17 Jun 2018
Welcome to Barra and Vatersay

Welcome to Barra and Vatersay

During 2017 I took my camera on several road trips, photographing buildings old and new for a multi-agency funded project entitled the ‘Western Isles Architectural Trail’. Over the next few months I’ll share some of the stories and photos from my travels. I’ll start at the southern end of the chain of islands that make up the Outer Hebrides. The Isle of Barra is probably best known for having the only airport in the world where scheduled flights use a […]

27 Jan 2018

Postcard from the Outer Hebrides #1

Towards the end of 2017 Caught by the River invited me to contribute a monthly post to their site. If you’re not familiar with CBTR, take some time to check them out – there’s a lot of great content over there. This is the first in my Postcard From The Outer Hebrides series. The article below was first published on Caught by the River on Jan 22nd, 2018. Their website’s experiencing a few gremlins at the moment. Several posts (including […]