It has been a tough year here on West Uist. Not with the weather, but with all the adventures and the changes that have been taking place. Of course, if you have read Keith Moray’s latest book FLOTSAM and JETSAM you will know about some of them.
It has been fairly cold this winter, but we are lucky with the weather generally and don’t seem to get the snow that you folk on the mainland seem to have been having. But what we do get is wind. Plenty of it. And that is why the Black Houses have been such an enduring feature in the Hebrides for centuries. Believe me there is nothing so nice on a winter’s night when the wind is howling around the chimney and the windows are being lashed with rain, than to sit down by the fire with a dram of Glen Corlin, a good book, or even better, the latest edition of The West Uist Chronicle.