Thursday 4th May 2000. A couple of kilometres north of the small community of Huisinis, on the north-west corner of Harris, is this beautiful deserted beach. The beach faces the lonely island of Scarp, with its mixture of holiday houses and houses in a state of decay, across a narrow sound. Apparently the island of Scarp played a part in the history of the postal service. In 1934 German rocket scientist Gerhardt Zucher tried to persuade the British government to use rockets to send mail and medecine to remote islands. 30,000 pieces of mail were loaded into a canister and fired from Harris across to Scarp. The singed remains ensured that rocket mail is not a postal option today.
Griomabhal on the Breanais peninsula of Lewis lies under the cloud.