There are very few places in the UK that are truly remote; truly secluded. Rhenigidale is one.
As remote as the village of Rhenigidale feels now – after the long drive through mainland Scotland, Skye, and then by ferry up the Isle of Harris – it doesn’t compare to three decades ago. Until 1990 the only land access to the village was via a twisting singletrack path, linking it to the “bright lights” of Tarbert. Three times a week, Kenny Mackay – Rhenigidale’s postman – walked the path, delivering mail, medicine and news of the outside world.
Tom Hill, Lucy Allan, Scot Easter, filmmaker Sam Needham, and photographer Tristan Tinn travelled to Harris to ride the Postman’s Path, meet Kenny and understand more about the history of the trail. This short film tells the story:
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