Monthly Archives: August 2012

The sea is calm, it is wild, it is wide, it is beautiful, it is secret, it is malicious, it is deep……

An islander’s song by Rory and Calum MacDonald from RUNRIG: Cearcall A’ Chuain Tha sinn uile air cuan Stiùireadh cuairt troimh ar beatha A’ seòladh geòla dhorch Air chall an grèim na mara Tha a’ ghaoth air ar cùl Tha … Continue reading

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My preferred photo of the month

Sorry! I know that this photo has nothing to do with the Uists ….but just imagine the place a few thousand years ago and maybe then you would have had wolves roaming through the now non existing forests. So take … Continue reading

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A sunny day in Berneray. Sales in the Hall…..

Jane talking to Nico and Kassandra; and here is Jane’s work:  the most important BBQ!! Happy Martha! She obviously has sold (a banana cake?) Above: Alison selling sausage rolls Right:  Ina and her jewellery stall with Peter’s backside 🙂 Below: … Continue reading

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My poem of the month, by Peter Kerr

Almost Bewildered in the View You glint and sparkle mischievously, Lying at peace beneath the Summer Sun. I gaze at your beauty, Foolishly counting the myriad distant dreams That lie scattered all around. You slowly stir, Rippling a surface that … Continue reading

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Oh, dear! What can the Machair be? A reading……

If you want to know more about this unique habitat read the abstract by John A. Love  in http://www.glasgownaturalhistory.org.uk/machair/ohdear.pdf  

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…..with the words of George Mackay Brown

“…..the ……climate is like that – one day is wind and flung spindrift, the next is loveliness beyond compare (all crystalline and the blue sky and the bluer sea…..

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