Dualchas House Via Architect’s Journal.

It is said that a Lewisman would be homesick in heaven. And I thinks that’s more true than I’d care to admit.

So, ok, we’re going to have a go at rebuilding The Croft. Or is it more of a restoration?

Either way, the blog is back with a renewed sense of hope and an unshaken faith in a small island, shrugged off from North West coast of the Scottish mainland, called Lewis. A lifeline to the blog’s original ambitions was thrown during a recent week’s work at the lambing when an unexpected offer to take over an excellent croft was made. Over the next two years we will work towards this possibility and record the progress on here but meantime, the blog will continue to look at aspects of the island’s culture and it’s people’s future as they grapple with their place in the 21st century. There will also be a few more opinions thrown in along the way.

The Croft is not interested in rehashing the latest issues of the day thrown up and out by the Hebrides News and the Gazette. Nor does it wish to dabble to deeply in the fankle of island politics. Nothing that can be said or done here will make a blind bit of difference. What The Croft really wants to do is confirm what R. Stornoway (RIP) once said: “We do not live in the back of beyond, we live in the very heart of beyond”

Hope you enjoy what you read both previously and to come and as always please feel free to comment.

Am fear a bhios fad aig an aiseig

Gheibh e thairis uaireigin