It is 50 years ago that writer Adam Nicolson first visited the Shiant Isles with his father, and the experience has stayed with him to this day. “I will never forget the dazzling, entrancing moment when he first showed me the bird colonies there.”
It’s widely recognized that the opportunity to be have fun, be creative, and develop physical literacy through play is important for children, particularly in their early years.
But as public budgets shrink, and the costs of maintaining traditional play areas becomes challenging, local authorities – including Comhairle nan Eilean Siar – are looking at alternative ways to provide play space for young people.
If, as the dictionary definition explains, a signature is a “distinctive pattern, product, or characteristic by which someone or something can be identified,” what would the signature of a community look like? What would be its distinctive characteristics?