Bragar, Isle of Lewis
The Whalebone Arch, in Bragar, is one of the landmarks you will see as you travel round the northern tip of the island of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. The Whalebone Arch, erected by the former village postmaster Murdo Morrison, was formed from the jaw bones of a giant whale which beached itself and died in Bragar Bay after been harpooned by hunters. Read the story of the whalebone arch by Mary Macaulay, eldest daughter of Murdo Morrison.
The daily postal deliveries by the Royal Mail provided a lifeline to the village, bringing in essential communication from far off places, tales from the "town" and no shortage of entertainment - not to say driving lessons - for the children of the postmaster. Read Murdo Morrison's fascinating contemporary account - A Parcel of Memories.
Scenes from Bragar
Brager, like many parts of the western Isles, is a beautiful, peaceful spot. Click here to watch a video of some of the breathtaking images from this part of Scotland.
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