Boreraig – an abandoned crofting village on Skye

In a previous post, “One Camera on the Isle of Skye”, I described carrying my Mamiya RZ67, four lenses, and a tripod on an 11 mile walk around Suardal, Boreraig, Suisinish, and Camas Mulag – I’m rather deflated to read someone else describe this walk as 9 miles. Well, if felt like 11 miles to me !

Here are a few more images from that day, all taken on Kodak TMax 100 at the abandoned crofting village of Boreraig, which has no road leading to the rest of Skye but is well placed for sea travel, being on the shores of Loch Eishort and facing the Sleat Peninsula.

The village was “cleared” by the landord in 1853, to favour the more profitable sheep, and many of the inhabitants emigrated to New Zealand or Australia, as an alternative to starvation.

Boreraig - Mamiya RZ67 and Kodak TMax 100 film, developed in Kodak TMax developer

Boreraig – Mamiya RZ67 and Kodak TMax 100 film, developed in Kodak TMax developer

Boreraig - Mamiya RZ67 and Kodak TMax 100 film, developed in Kodak TMax developer

Boreraig – Mamiya RZ67 and Kodak TMax 100 film, developed in Kodak TMax developer

Boreraig - Mamiya RZ67 and Kodak TMax 100 film, developed in Kodak TMax developer

Boreraig – Mamiya RZ67 and Kodak TMax 100 film, developed in Kodak TMax developer

Boreraig - Mamiya RZ67 and Kodak TMax 100 film, developed in Kodak TMax developer

Boreraig – Mamiya RZ67 and Kodak TMax 100 film, developed in Kodak TMax developer

An un-named waterfall about a mile from Boreraig

An un-named waterfall about a mile from Boreraig

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