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Western Isles of Scotland

Wanderer in Port Mhor Eriskay

Port Mhor


Port Mhor is the main anchorage on Eriskay and provides perfect security from any wind direction. In the late 1800s, when the herring fishery was at its height the bay would have been completely full of boats, in fact so full that it was possible to walk across the boats from one side of the harbour to the other.

Pier at Port Mhor







Altar Eriskay

The altar of St Michael's church in the main village of Haun.

The altar base is the bow of a lifeboat from the aircraft-carrier Hermes.

Sound od Barra ferry terminal



Recently there has been a project to connect by road and ferry as much of the Western Isles as possible and here you  can see the ferry terminal for the passage across the Sound of Barra.





East coast Eriskay

Of course Eriskay is most famous for the story of the MV Politician which sank during World War II carrying a load of whiskey to America. Some of the islanders liberated some and were jailed for this audacious crime. The event was immortalised in the film "Whiskey Galore".  The boat sank just this side of the far point in the image.




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