Western Isles

24 images Created 28 Mar 2016

Isle of Barra
As the only airport in the world where scheduled flights depend on the tide and a beach is used as the runway, Barra Airport is unique. Katie was sitting there on the airport's wooden bar longing for her sister arriving from Glasgow on the next plane.

Isle of Vatersay
Donald stands alone with his worry about the new born calf, lying on the rain-soaked ground, which he tried to rescue with a milk feeding bottle.

Isle of Berneray
Gloria gets up at 6 o’clock in the morning, supplies the sheep, then prepares breakfast for her guests and finally serves tea at night. Gloria runs the Burnside Croft B&B where you can experience royal flair. Charles, Prince of Wales stayed in 1987 at Gloria’s place and undertook a week long a normal life as a crofter.

Isle of Barra
Hugh was just tidying up his fishing stuff for the departure next day when he declared this moment as his '15 minutes of fame'.

Isle of South Uist
Arcyie waited for the fishing boat at the port of Lochboisdale to start his work this morning. The port is a hub for fish, shrimp, crab and lobster which are mostly sold to Spain.

Isle of Barra
Janice and husband Robert took grandson Theo for a walk at the beach this afternoon. Usually the couple runs the popular Friday night quiz, that none local wants to miss at Castlebay Pub.

Isle of South Uist
Actually, Kevin works as a jointer but that day he played the bag pipe at a wedding at the village of Pollachar.

Isle of South Uist
Neil has already won prizes in vegetable gardening. As climate conditions are rough, he is particularly proud of his self-built tomato patch.

Isle of Scalpay
Donald is retired, of course, but he still gets up early to go fishing while the young go where the money is. Once he traveled the world and steered cruise ships but today he devotes himself to dancing.

Isle of South Uist
Ruddy was quite busy that rainy afternoon because he had to tie his cows in the stable behind him.

Isle of Scalpay
John needs a month to overhaul the fishing boat of his brother for the upcoming season.

Isle of Scalpay
Roderick was once stationed in Austria with the British Army after World War II. He gladly remembers the trip to Vienna with his comrades that time.

Isle of Barra
Marshaly gave a hand to her mother and already had dressed the lamb in a rain protection coat.

Isle of Harris
Roderick changed the oil in his car right next to the golden road.

Isle of Benbecula
James’ recent arm operation could not keep him from supplying his sheep.

Isle of Barra
Since Terry is retired from being an oil tankers steersman, he enjoys living opposite these stunning cliffs. His only
concern this morning was that his neighbours might see him with his dog Tich posing for photographers.

Isle of Lewis
Donald just finished the peat in the middle of nowhere. It is known that cutting the peat is hard work, so no wonder that he is proud of the work he had done. His house is heated with the turf all year.
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