Sometimes dreams do come true, and for Kenneth MacKay 20th February 1990 was the day that his dream became a reality, with the official opening of the road to the village of Rhenigidale.
The village nestles on the north east coast of Harris, looking out to the Shiant Islands, and is visited by walkers from all over the world to experience the Postie’s walk. This rugged path, snaking nearly four miles along the cliff tops, was the shortest land access to the village and was the only route available to the village postmen.
In this very personal account Kenneth MacKay, one of the last village postmen to make the arduous journey, describes both growing up in the village and, as an adult, the successful campaign he led to have the road built. Family photographs, croft histories, maps and excerpts from relevant papers all contribute to this fascinating story.