Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

21/9/2006

An act of grace in a reckless panorama

The northern end of Raasay, a narrowing sliver of an island tucked between the eastern shore of Skye and the Scottish mainland, is a seductively beautiful part of the Hebrides. Sheltered by Skye from the worst of the Atlantic, and neither bonily open to the winds like the Western Isles, nor heavy with the lushness of the west coast further south, Raasay occupies a subtle, Elysian middle ground between the two. Its birch and oak woods drop to the shore. Mossy carpets line the banks of the streams, delicious ceps grow beside the paths and the seas groan with lobsters and prawns, pollock and mackerel. It is a kind of heaven. for more click here

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