Sheep fank

Donald MacAulay1959

The University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh
United Kingdom

A typical drystone fank in Tòranais. Sheep from Bernera were rounded up and taken there for dipping, marking and shearing.

The photograph is by Donald MacAulay (1930-2017), a Gaelic poet and scholar, latterly Professor of Celtic at the University of Glasgow, who was from the island of Bernera.

University of Edinburgh, School of Scottish Studies Archives: SSSA BIV 3 b2 5708


  • Title: Sheep fank
  • Creator: Donald MacAulay
  • Date Created: 1959
  • Location Created: Isle of Lewis, Western Isles, Scotland
  • Rights: Estate of Donald MacAulay
  • Medium: Photograph

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