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This blog is the result of my ongoing research into the people, places and events that have shaped the Western Isles of Scotland and, in particular, the 'Siamese-twins' of Harris and Lewis.
My interest stems from the fact that my Grandfather was a Stornowegian and, until about four years ago, that was the sum total of my knowledge, both of him and of the land of his birth.
I cannot guarantee the accuracy of everything that I have written (not least because parts are, perhaps, pioneering) but I have done my best to check for any errors.
My family mainly lived along the shore of the Sound of Harris, from An-t-Ob and Srannda to Roghadal, but one family 'moved' to Direcleit in the Baighs...

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Saturday, 3 April 2010

Abhainn Ruadh, Geocrab, Harris

'Red River', Red Roof
I spotted this sign in the centre of Geocrab.
Immediately to its right is a driveway that leaves the 'Golden Road' adjacent to
a small, flat bridge crossing an unnamed river, almost where it enters the sea.
Is 'Abhainn Ruadh' the name of the house at the end of this drive, or is this
sign informing us of the name of the river, or, perhaps, doing both?

1 comment:

  1. It's the name of the council houses just out of shot to the right!

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