Lonbain was the former village school halfway between Applecross and Arina , it was only accessible by boat or on foot. When the road round the peninsula was built a few years later the building was sold and converted to a holiday home.
In the early 60's there were still families living in "black houses", the Macbeth family were my nearest neighbours , the post man made his deliveries on a motor bike and we burned peat on the stove. Obviously it has to be quite luxurious now for A.B. de P. Johnson the incompetent, mendacious, narcissistic UK Prime Minister.
Perhaps he's had time to reflect on Abraham Lincoln's advice;
Johnson has fooled "some of the people some of the time " for example during his election as leader of the Tory party and then during election to govern the UK. The electorate chose to believe his lies and to disregard his previous incompetence as Mayor of London, Foreign Secretary and third rate journalist. As Mayor of London he had a string of deputies to do the job for him while he turned up for PR and photo opps.
He's still fooling some of the people all of the time but the majority of voters seem to be getting wiser, Those being fooled all of the time are mainly " golf club Tories"and Daily Mail readers. But he and his anarchist consigliere must realise by now that their inability to govern the country is apparent to the majority of rational voters. (Not all voters are rational, see Brexit)
If you know the Applecross Peninsula and if you stayed at Lonbain sixty years ago you might be able to confirm the the holiday home was Lonbain here's the link to the photo in the Daily Record.
I stayed at the Lonbain hostel in August 1966, and still remember the beautiful views of Skye. The place then was very, very basic -essentially a two-storey bothie. Things are abit different now!
Sadly, 1966 was the last season, as the SYHA decided to close it.
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