Tuesday, 5 April 2011

A tale of four islands

In the following series of four posts, I shall be stretching the remit of this blog to its very limit. The four islands referred to in the title are the Bishops Isles, south of Barra and Vatersay. They are: Bernera, Mingulay, Pabbay and Sandray. None of these are now permanently inhabited, and the lighthouse on Bernera (Barra Head) is automated. Barra Head is the southernmost island of the Outer Hebrides.

I am in the process of transcribing the censuses for the above named islands. This involves registration district 108 (Barra) and its enumeration district 4 (5 in 1851).

Sandray, image courtesy www.rhb.org.uk

Pabbay, image courtesy Flickr.com, user Paddimir

Mingulay, image courtesy Geograph.org.uk

Barra Head (Berneray), image courtesy Geograph.org.uk

1 comment:

  1. What an absolutely heavenly place to live! It must have been a wrench for those inhabitants who had to leave here. Spectacular photos Guido! I am enjoying learning more about my homeland, Scotland, through your entries.