Tour Isle of Raasay Scotland
Calums Road, Isle of Raasay, Scotland.
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The beautiful, and historic, Island of Raasay, meaning "island of roe deer", measures just over fourteen miles long by three wide and lies off the eastern shore of the Island of Skye, Scotland.
The Isle of Raasay, is only a 15 minute ferry journey from the Isle of Skye, Scotland.
Calum's Road. This is one of my favourite Scottish books. It is one of those books that you pick up and cannot put down. On the face of it, it is, simply, the story of a man who, single handedly, built a two mile stretch of road on The Isle of Raasay, over very difficult terrain, in a wild and remote place, but it is much more than that. Calum MacLeod was a passionate man who, believed that Arnish, where he lived, at the depopulated north end of the island, could provide everything that was needed to sustain life, and that if he built a road linking the north to the rest of the island the people would return. A truly, inspirational, magical book. Calum's Road.
Raasay forms part of the parish of Portree, Skye. This work is a history of Raasay and traces the island's story from the medieval period into the 20th century, showing that, far from being a carbon copy of Skye, Raasay has a history of its own, forged by its own unique attributes. Although there are traces of human habitation dating from the last Ice Age, it is not until the 16th century that written records are found. This examination of these documents challenges many long-held assumptions about the island's history, not least that the MacGilleCalum, or MacLeods of Raasay, were believed to have received Raasay from the MacLeods of Lewis, from whom they were directly descended. Raasay.
Brochel Castle, Isle of Raasay. One time seat of the MacLeods of Raasay, the castle was destroyed by the Hanoverians sometime after 1745 to punish the Macleods for siding with the Jacobites.
The ruins of the cleared village of Hallaig, Isle of Raasay, Scotland. The subject of Sorley Maclean's famous poem.
Memories of Raasay. The Isle of Raasay is one of the least-known jewels of the Hebrides. Sheltered by the Isle of Skye to the west, this side of the island contrasts with the stark grandeur of the eastern cliffs and valleys which lie under the spectacular mountain Dun Caan. It is here that the cleared townships of Hallaig, Suishnish and Screapadal, made famous by the poet, Sorley Maclean, perhaps The Isle of Raasay's most famous son, are to be found. First published in 1989, John Nicolson's volume of memoirs covers his early life on Raasay up to the point he left in 1941. It is the story of Raasay and its people in the inter-war years told through the eyes of someone who loved and knew both intimately. It provides a glimpse of a lost way of life, when Gaelic language and traditions had a much stronger hold and when crofting held a much more dominant position. I Remember: Memories of Raasay.
Visitor Guide to the Isles of Skye and Raasay is new to the Landmark list this year. With this full colour guide customers will be able to prepare for their holiday with an extensive briefing on all aspects of the Isles of Skye and Raasay, including, history, climate, culture, food and drink. There are Skye and Raasay maps and detailed background notes for the both the Isle of Skye and the Isle of Raasay are covered by the guide. Isles of Skye and Raasay (Landmark Visitors Guide).
Raasay Presbyterian Church
Raasay Community Website.