24 Things You Miss When You Leave A Scottish Island
"Nice house." "Thanks, I built it myself."
Getting postcards like this.
The spectacular sights and sounds on your doorstep.
The wee breaks you get – and the friendly chats – when you have to pull up in a passing place.
Having your very own Cheers experience every time you go to the pub.
And this often means a never-ending supply of drinks are bought for your table.
Showing up at a big night out wearing this.
The sense of history.
Always being able to see the horizon.
That magical moment when the sun finally comes out.
Living in a home your relatives built.
The feeling that if you shout; no-one is going to hear you.
The roar of the motor as you head to the mainland.
The close bond you have with your neighbours.
Being able to go for weeks without a trip to Tesco.
The unique, amazing food.
Having this as your swimming pool.
Being able to take your time.
Watching tourists freak out over the place names.
The unique traditions.
The excitement of a mainland band playing on your island.
The small talk.
And above all, the feeling that yes – this is your home.
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