October 6, 2020

What became of them ?

Morag Locke

PhotographyThe Whale Cottage, 2020

Looking at this you would assume that this is another croft house left to ruin because of the Highland Clearances, well you would be wrong. The Whale Cottage got its name from the usual shape of bracken around the cottage. The Family that lived in it went abroad on holiday but never returned. A local shepherd remembers as a boy looking into the windows and saw their beds were made up and the table was all set for dinner awaiting their return. No matter what became of them both the ruin croft house and the sheep skull just reminds us that we are just passing through. The second Image is my daughter sitting on the stairs of the ruin croft house .