Old Photograph Crofters Swimming Cattle Isle of Orsay Scotland

Old photograph of Crofters swimming cattle to Isle of Orsay in Traigh Mhòr on the north east coast of the Island of Barra, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. The writer Compton Mackenzie lived on Barra nearby and is buried at Cille Bharra, opposite the island. There is no record of Orosay itself ever having been permanently inhabited. The name Orosay is a variant of Oronsay, from the Old Norse for " tidal " or " ebb island ", found commonly in the Hebrides.

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