North Uist Part One: Holiday – 1 July 2014

My parents, my sisters, our partners and all our kids were on North Uist for a week.clachan sands

The family spending a day on Clachan Sands.

newton lodge 1 july 2014

We all stayed in Newton Lodge, where I first stayed over 40 years ago.

ruchdiThis house is Ruchdi. My great grandfather used to live here, he built this house.

sollas coop

Before the clearances in the 1820’s there were around 5000 people living in North Uist. There are 1200 now. Our family are amongst the ones who’ve left. Over  the years I’ve heard lots of stories about how this happened, so this time I tried to set it out in a way I could understand.



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