AboutScalpay is riddled with sea lochs many of which face into East Loch Tarbet and have right angle turns in them. This makes them very sheltered moorings for the small boats whose crews earn their living today fishing for shellfish. In the past, this business has been so successful and lucrative that the people of Harris are said to refer to Scalapy as ‘Treasure Island’. Compared with Harris, it certainly looks and feels a busy and industrious place and despite its size supports a population of over 300 people. But get away from the main centres of population on the south west of the island and it feels just as wild as anywhere else.
[This walk is described in detail and illustrated with Ordnance Survey map extracts in 'Walking on Harris and Lewis' by Richard Barrett, published by Cicerone Press 2010. Unless otherwise indicated, all images used here are copyright of the author.]
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- Scalpay Moderate Walk
|Scalpay (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|