SHOPPING ON COLL

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SHOPPING ON COLL




in London this shop
would be nothing

here it turns
the balance of existence

after Johnson



As well as the post office, the shops now on Coll are T.E.S.Co and Morrison’s; the former named for the islands co-operative, the latter for its owners, Mr and Mrs Morrison, a local joke that says much for the islanders’ attitude.

Mairi Hedderwick lived for many years on Coll, and the island of Struay in her Katie Morag books is based on it. Katie Morag’s parents run the Isle of Struay Shop and Post Office, a cosy, chaotic amalgamation of all three.


Bibliography

Hedderwick, Mairi; the Katie Morag books (1984–2007)