A South Uist Farm, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

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This photo is a follow up to my posting on ‘Whitehouse on South Uist’ really just to show you that not all the Whitehouse concrete buildings were a failure.  This one survived and looks like it is a working farm, I bet somewhere there are the remains of a Blackhouse, the original home.

2 Replies to “A South Uist Farm, Outer Hebrides, Scotland”

  1. Nice pic! When you read about the number of people who lived on the islands (and elsewhere on the west coast) in the 18th and 19th centuries, and you look at the landscape, you really wonder how it managed to support them (sadly in many years it didn’t). It must still be difficult making a living as a farmer up there.

    1. I think its better for them now, but of course you are right in the last centuries it must have been really hard work for them, especially when they land owners cleared them of the land and some worked the land on the coast and you can still see the ridges that they made on the the sides of the hills, anywhere that they could grow food that the landowners would allow them to. But thankfully now its a lovely place to live 🙂

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