If you can't beat them...

By Jerra

View across Stornoway from the War Memorial.

Today we were exploring the east coast of Lewis south of Stornoway.  At Kershader we stopped to visit a little museum.  "The Mate's" Late sister in law had been a teacher there in the early 70s and there she was in a picture with her class.

From there were wandered on down to the Aline Community Woodland right on the border with Harris.  We enjoyed a stroll along the board walks in the sun and even spotted a Golden Eagle being mobbed by a a pair of Ravens.

Returning to Stornoway we walked up the the war memorial.  Fantastic views in all directions and the most impressive war memorial I have seen.  Built by public subscription after the island had lost 1151 men in WW1.  It is in the form of a Scottish Baronial Tower 85 feet high.  The dressed stone is Aberdeen granite and the walls Lewisian Gneiss.

The circle in the foreground has plaques commemorating the dead of both world wars, a total of 1526.

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