Posted by: photographytuition | December 28, 2013

Living on the edge

I admire the toughness of people who live on the edge. Below is a collection of photographs of properties on the remote coasts of north west Scotland and the Scottish islands.

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This croft house is in the far west of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

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This tiny community is called Reiff – right out on a limb – north west of Ullapool, on the Scottish mainland. This place has special memories for me as it’s where I saw my first otter.

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Photo above: east coast of the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides.

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This is about as close to the edge as you can get. This croft house is now a brilliant little hostel run by the Gatliffe Trust. Location: Isle of Berneray, Outer Hebrides.

When I first stayed here the beds were old army camp beds and the roof leaked. I was the only visitor on the island and the islanders were unbelievably hospitable. They gave me coal for the fire and eggs to eat and always stopped to have a chat.

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Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides.

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Living on the edge doesn’t always have to be grim – I can’t think of a more idyllic situation than this. North Uist, Outer Hebrides.

If you would like to contact me:

will@phonecoop.coop

Websites: willlewisphotography.co.uk    www.photographytuition.co.uk

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