Saturday, 12 December 2009
Visit to Coll and Back - 11 December
In the afternoon, I took the bus north to the villages of Coll and Back [marked as its neighbour Vatisker on above map], situated across the water from Garrabost. Upper Coll has a memorial cairn, but until my visit yesterday, I did not know what it was for. It turned out to be a monument to the Land Raiders of 1921, who appropriated land from landowner Lord Leverhulme. Another memorial, to the same cause, stands at Gress, 2 miles northeast of Coll.
The main objective of my trip was (once more) to photograph the war memorial at Back.
Land Raiders' Memorial, Coll
Back War Memorial
Back Free Church (and carpark)
Birds on a wire, Back
Horse in croftland