Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

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


Coll Beach


Back War Memorial


Back Free Church (and carpark)


Vatisker


Birds on a wire, Back


Abandoned machinery


Horse in croftland

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