Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Title picture

I have once more changed the front picture, now taken in daylight. It shows the Blackhouse Village at Gearrannan near Carloway, some 20 miles west of Stornoway on the west coast of Lewis. I took the picture at around 4pm, just before sunset, last Wednesday. The Blackhouse Village is not home to permanent residents; the last ones left in 1974. In the early 1990s, someone took it upon himself to restore the homesteads and turn them into self-catering accommodation, a restaurant & shop as well as a youth hostel. Gearrannan (Garenin) itself lies a few hundred yards up the road, and is a normal village. Apart from homes and crofts, it also houses one of the three Harris Tweed mills in Lewis.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for the descriptions of the village. I wondered at someone living there. It is cloudy but quiet here today. Our east coast in the us was hit with those rains a few days ago.

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  2. It's beautiful! What's the orange thing on the right...wedged into the house?!

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