Jonathan: On the west coast of Scotland there must be hundreds of houses called Oran na Mara (Song of the Sea) – and thousands more if you widen the search to Canada and New Zealand. But there’s one such house that won’t easily be mistaken for any of the others, or indeed I suspect any house of any name or description. This is the Oran na Mara at Sgarasta Mhor in the Isle of Harris. It’s a luxury self-catering holiday house, and though I’ve never stayed there and never will, I’m probably as familar with it as anyone could be … thanks to the part I’ve played in its design and construction. Yesterday I visited the house for the last time, to check on snagging work. The house was completed – well, other than the snags! – a month ago, and since then has been let out to the first few guests. By arrangement, this week was set aside for tackling the inevitable snagging list – nothing serious, thank heavens. Next week is given over to professional photography for the new website (details to follow when published) ; but other than tidying up the loose ends with the planners and building control people at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, my involvement with the project has now come to an end. An end, too, to almost forty years in civil engineering and building: from now on I’ll be concentrating on our own enterprises! My visit yesterday was brief and to the point, but as the weather was fine I found time to take a few photos. More photos to follow in due course.