Stornoway – the capital of Outer Hebrides

storno1storno2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well, may be no capital, but the largest town anyway. And it plays a role in the book The Blackhouse by Peter May. For a week or so I will show some of my photos from the Outer Hebrides, where this well-written book takes place. Today, Stornoway, and this is how May describes it:

Stornoway had never been the prettiest of towns, and it hadn’t improved.

I can concede. And it seems to be going the wrong way, the boats full of rust and buildings not taken well care of. The image here is from one of my early visits, showing the boats in good condition. But take a look here, the boats photographed when I visited in 2010. The main street image was also taken on my recent visit.

3 Comments on “Stornoway – the capital of Outer Hebrides

  1. Your current series of phots is filling me with nostalgia and a desire to pack my bags and head back! Even Stornoway, dreary though it was las time we were there, is surrounded by fascinating countryside and people.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: