It was a cold but still afternoon, when I jumped off the Galson Motors bus at Borve to visit the War Memorial. This encompasses the villages between Galson and Ballantrushal, and even includes a casualty from the 1899-1902 Boer War in South Africa.
When you go there, you may experience a little difficulty reading parts of the memorial, as the lettering has deteriorated somewhat under the influence of wind and rain. Hint to the local community perhaps, to also do up the lettering on the memorial after they have finished the new Glen MacQuarrie centre nextdoors.
The name Glen MacQuarrie is taken from a ship that was thrown on the shore near the village on 31 January 1953, during a hurricane. This same storm infamously sank a ferry in the Irish Sea, claimed hundreds of lives through flooding in southeastern England and 2,000 lives in southwestern Holland after the dykes broke. The ship's crew were all rescued by breeches' buoy. One of the crew even married a local girl.
Taking the pictures only took a minute or two, so I ambled down the road in the village, which presented a pretty but wintry aspect. I also went down to the seashore before I headed back to the main road to rejoin the bus back to town.
Blackhouse at Borve
Croftland between the village and the sea
Sheep in croftland in the village
Sheep along the Borve River
View of the village from the river
Croftland along the river
Mealabost Borgh from the river, near the sea
Near the seashore
Anyone for a paddle?