Jonathan: Driving along with Kenny yesterday, I pointed out the beautiful wild flowers in the gearraidh [meadow] in the fields of Smercleit. He said that when he was a boy, all these fields were ploughed each year for growing barley and other fodder crops, or were cut for hay – often with horse-drawn reapers and binders, in some cases still by hand with a scythe. But after WWII life here changed dramatically: the young men and women who came back from the war soon drifted away to the big cities – in those days you could leave one job in the morning and start another in the afternoon for more money. There was no future in the islands – there was no tourism then. But now it’s the flowers and birds that visitors come to see, and that’s where our future lies. With scenes like this, then, there should be no shortage of visitors and a bright future.