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.


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


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.


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


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.


Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides.


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.

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