I started this blog in January 2007 with the intention of finding my way home to the Isle Of Lewis in the Scottish Outer Hebrides where I was born.
After spending 17 years living and working in the city of Glasgow, in October 2011 I finally made the break and returned to the island to train as a weaver of Harris Tweed and pursue other projects. The Croft blog played a huge role in making this possible.
Looking at crofting, the people, the land and the culture of the island in the 21st century this weblog continues to gather together many of the things that connect with me and my roots.
In addition, it aims to gather together many of the cultural and historical pieces that make up the rich soul of the northern part of the Outer Hebrides and hopefully, while educating myself on these matters, be able to show others that there is more to this part of the world than sheep and playing at The Good Life.
(And probably some other rubbish too…)