Friday, 15 May 2009

Hidden corner

Over the past three years or so, I have frequented all the island's cemeteries to photograph war (-related) graves. These can be seen on the Scottish War Graves Project's Western Isles page. The total is nearly 400. Today, I added the lone wargrave from a hidden cemetery at Galson to the collection. I had to ask around before I was able to locate it on the ground. The Explorer 460 map, which covers Galson, has the name printed right over the location in Gothic lettering. The Old Churchyard at Galson is still in current usage, judging by the recent dates on some of the graves.


  1. What a beautiful setting for such a poignant place

  2. Indeed. May I ask why you feel the need to do this recording of war memorials and disasters Mr Lighthouse? I've always been interested to know why a foreigner should feel the need to do this, unless you have roots in the Western Isles. (Since my tenure in IB may be limited, I'm throwing caution to the four winds!)

  3. I have followed the posts by arnish, from the old IB site.
    to this one.TO me this is what IB is all about. I have
    described them as either a well researchhed slice of history,
    or a comment on island life. I can read all you can write.