Saturday, 12 December 2009
Visit to Garrabost - 11 December
View along the main road
Church of Scotland
Free Church of Scotland
Point War Memorial
Entrance to Point War Memorial
Garrabost is a crofting township in the Point area of Lewis, 5 miles east of Stornoway. It is noteworthy that this small community has two churches, as shown above; the Church of Scotland is the mainstream church, the Free Church of Scotland was split off the CoS in the 19th century. Other schisms have occurred since, and continue to occur. A Church of Scotland has a musical instrument; the Free Church does not allow such frivolity. They sing psalms with a precentor, who sings out a line and the congregation follows suit, at its own pitch and tempo. This recording, taken at the Royal National Mod in Stornoway in 2005, demonstrates what it sounds like.
The objective of my journey was to photograph the war memorial for the Point District. I took detailed pictures of the four panels.