It’s extremely poignant that I should post about this island today, as Eilidh Macleod, one of the victims of the recent Manchester terrorist attack, is to be buried there. She was originally from this small island and she will surely have played on every one of these beautiful beaches.
Our thoughts are with her family and friends on this very sad day. We wish her friend, Laura MacIntyre, and indeed all the other people injured during the attack, a full and speedy recovery.
Vatersay is the most southerly inhabited island of the Outer Hebrides, with a population of less than 100. It is connected to Barra by a causeway, completed in 1991, which can be seen to the right of the first picture.