On 26th and 27th July 2013 Deirdre Nelson and Murray Robertson accompanied Anne Campbell and her sister Catriona on a trip to their family shieling. This was a unique opportunity to experience the environment as the shieling lies at the very heart of the blanket bog.
Anne Campbell within the shieling after the walk-in. The skill and strength of the stone construction is evident in the building’s walls.
The Shieling on the Hill of Bog Cotton with the peak of Stacaiseal (the Lewisian ‘Mount Fuji’) visible to the left.
At the Shieling on the Hill of Bog Cotton - Aig àirigh Beinn a' Chanaich
Anne Cambell’s family shieling lies approximately 8 miles across a virtually trackless moor from the main road that runs through the West Lewis settlement of Bragar. Whilst traditional annual summer grazing no longer takes place in the area, Anne and her friends and family members endeavour to maintain the building and keep it in good repair.