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by Mike McNamee Published 01/08/2016


The two Celtic crosses Cromwell's rabble didn't knock over!

Stevenson also built the row of houses on the island which face Fidden across the Sound and were used to house the lighthousemen from the local installations. This included the signalling station above the houses which used to communicate with the offshore lighthouses by Morse Code using either signalling mirrors or the 'new fangled' electric system. The lighthouse shore station was in operation until 1967 but the houses are now used by the Findhorn Trust as a self-reliant commune.


The majestic Abbey, much restored in its almost 1,500-year history.

Port Uisken

Still sore from our catastrophic attempt on Carsaig Bay, we attempted the lesser challenge of Port Uisken, which is 15km to the west of Carsaig along the southern coast of Mull. That 15km represents about 500 million years of geological time. Carsaig is mixed Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous (ie dinosaur times ~650 million years ago!) while Uisken is Dalradian, 550-750 million years ago. The difference in the geology and the landscape? One you can get a camper van down, the other, not!

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