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Aird Horragaigh — 8 Comments

  1. Great photos!! I love the idea of such a place but don’t know how anyone can live so far into isolation. But then, I’m a community kind of person. Thank you for making the print larger. I does help a great deal.

  2. This is really a wonderful post–I really felt the isolation of the place, and yet could see its beauty, while I read and looked at the photos. I cannot imagine living so completely apart from the world! The photo pf Jonathon and Tilly is amazing!

  3. What a great post. Words and photos coming together to give us a picture of a poignant, beautiful and ever-changing world.

  4. Most interesting – and poignant. We’ve visited deserted cottages in Northumberland on our walks too – but none so furnished as this one you went to. Heartbreaking to think of families leaving these beautiful places – but what hard basic lives they lived! You can’t blame the young for seeking easier lives in cities …

    • We all have boundaries for the trade-off between conflicting needs and desires. And those boundaries aren’t fixed : advancing years, the advent of grandchildren, contracting public services … We too are now considering how and when to move on. But we’re determined that someone else – a younger family, ideally – will pick up the reins from us and take the croft and the walled garden on, do that they continue to have relevance and value in a changing world. But this is six or more years away.

  5. Wow! Striking set for a movie. Except, of course, it has no electricity or any other amenities. I certainly understand why you decided not to settle there.

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