The purpose of this blog is to publish some of our pictures of the Isle of Skye, Scotland. We lay no claim to these being great photographs - they are just pictures of what we see, taken with ordinary compact cameras. We hope you enjoy browsing.

Richard and Sue


Friday, 14 April 2017

Skye Villages - Struan

Following on from my last two posts in this blog, suggesting that Skye has no proper ‘villages’ – I can now sense indignation from residents of at least a couple of other locations on the island who may consider that they inhabit a ‘village’.

So, for this post, I offer you one settlement I have thus far missed - Struan.

Struan’s greatest claim to ‘village’ status will be that it has a ‘Village Green’.  This has to be unique on Skye… (Just wait for the howls of indignation from Kyleakin…) Today, there is a strong local community in Struan, and an annual Gala is held on the green – when the wind doesn’t threaten to destroy the marquee.

At present, Struan also has a shop with Post Office facilities, a café, a church, a primary school, and INDUSTRY – yes, a manufacturer of high quality outdoor clothing has their business base in Struan.

But there is no village hall… and for my definition of a village – there has to be a village hall.

Sorry Struan!

Here are a few of my pictures of the settlement (village??) of Struan, Isle of Skye

Struan Shop - no-one said it had to be pretty...

Struan War Memorial - Quite rightly maintained in immaculate condition

Information plaques and seating within a stone structure on the village green.
In the background is Struan's industrial centre - the premises of Cioch Clothing

The Bracadale Free Church, Struan. A typically austere Skye church.

Struan Village Green

Struan Cafe, also houses a secondhand bookshop

The garage closed last year

Struan Primary School.
Still open for now, but with only four pupils on roll, how can it survive?

Someone parked a really nice Jaguar by the green...
I wonder whose it is?

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