RAASAY

8–12 IX 1773 (population c.900)
 
9 VIII 2013 (population 161, based on the 2011 census)

RAASAY

To Johnson this, his second island, shone like a redeemed form of the isolate mountains. It turned their “thoughts intirely to another world”.

This is truly the patriarchal life: this is what we came to find.”



INTERNAL STATE
OF MIND

island


MEASURE
OF PLEASURE

lotus


LOCAL
DELIGHT

rasp


THE QUEEN
OF RAASAY

flora


THE PERFUME
OF RAASAY

skin-so-soft


“WILD MAN”
ON THE SPECTRUM BETWEEN
PROTEUS & DON QUIXOTE

McCruslick


An Aird
 
EVERYONE’S
A WINNER

tombolo


Notes: At Dunvegan SJ says he “tasted lotus” and was in danger of “forgetting that he was ever to depart”. It is here he mentions his dream of a seraglio, which Ken places on Scalpay, along with the ideal university. The tombolo is An Aird on the east coast of Skye near Braes, and its smaller mirror point on Raasay, Àird Ghuithais.
 



Bibliography

 
Homer, The Odyssey, Book IX (The Lotus-eaters)