Living on the the very north west outposts of the United Kingdom we face all the same daily pressures and juggles that one encounters in town – it’s just that sometimes the challenges of country living take on a slightly different form. Yesterday I headed for the village of Elgol on the west coast of Skye, via 17 miles of ┬ásingle track road. We’re just recovering from the massive storms you may have read about and indeed half of the island is still without power and the Red Cross is providing welfare stations at community centres today. Everything is a little battered and bleak – but we survived! I was off with daughter in tow to meet with some of the lovely people I work with in Elgol providing wedding services to the lovely brides and grooms who elope to the beautiful Isle of Skye and sail to Loch Coruisk for their wedding. You can imagine, that on a wild snowy, blizzardy day I was really looking forward to chat and a cup of coffee and a wee piece of cake beside the fire…when suddenly I ran into a Skye traffic jam. Hundreds of tons of it lumbering up the road towards me in a manner that made it clear that I had better not get between them and their feeding station! There was nothing to do but grab the camera…

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Words and images Rosie Woodhouse at Love Skye Photography

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