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Hebrides Islands : Photographs

Hebrides Islands Photographs

Hebrides Islands

Photograph © Debbie Bozkurt
Loch Sgiopoirt - South Uist - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
April 30th 2007

Went for a long walk on the rugged side of South Uist off the beaten track visiting all the old sheilings around Loch Sgiopoirt.

It was beautiful and peaceful around the bays and here is a photo from the pathless side over to Loch Sgiopoirt which I doubt many people have taken in the last 30 years. We went into one old house where there were old bottles of whisky and salt and sauce and an open paper dated 1972. There were no roads to these sheilings just a slightly raised peat track, perhaps in places a horse and cart could have got to. There were about 10 old houses and an old large ruin, with only the outside gate and wall standing. Looked at the old 1930s map when I got home and it was a school. In 1898 map there was nothing out there, so in under a hundred years gone from nothing to small thriving community to nothing but a few sheep and Wheatears amongst the ruins.

The fields and machair are alive with daisies and dandelions they look great!


The Outer Hebrides are a chain of Islands off the North-West coast of Scotland.


You are invited to email in your photographs of the the Hebrides Islands, to be used as the header picture for the web site, and in a photo of the week slot, linking to this collection of the larger photographs. (Email one photograph at a time please!)


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View from Ceapabhal
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Scarista Golf Course
East Loch Tarbert
Seilabost Beach
Isle of Lewis
Reef Machair
Butt of Lewis

Stornoway harbour
Stornoway castle
Port Stoth, Ness
Callanish Stones   2
Brue Sheep
Loch Faoghail an Tuim
Isle of Barra
Barra airport
Dunes at Barra
Isle of Taransay
Taransay spit
Taransay to

Taransay Cottage
Isle of Vatersay
Cows in the dunes
From the causeway
Isle of Eriskay
Prince's Strand
Eriskay causeway
Isle of Orasaigh
Orasaigh, low tide

Isle of Little Bernera
Bernera to
   Little Bernera

Isle of Great Bernera
Bosta Iron Age House
Heather on Bernera
South Uist
Loch Sgiopoirt
Polochar standing

North Uist
Eabhal from Flodda
Vallay white house
Kirkibost Island
  from Claddach

Isle of Benbecula
Winter light at
  Stinky Bay
St Kilda

The Shiant Islands
From Lewis
Eilean Mhuire from
  the bar

Eilean an Taighe
  dolerite columns

View from Eilean
  an Taighe

Puffins over
  Airghean a' Bhàigh

Eilean an Tighe from   Garbh Eilean
Eilean Mhuire looking   to Garbh Eilean
Toll a' Roimh from
    the bar



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