Cheers Jamie, much appreciated. I was enjoying your pictures of the frozen River Thurso earlier, and was wondering if the tree lined avenue is the one to Ackergill Tower. We stayed there in the tree house, loved it and were determined to go back sometime, the week before the place closed forever :-(
Only just realised where Tolsta is, within the parish of Stornoway, which also includes the village of Leurbost where my Great Granny came from. Beaches are spectacular when it's nice, unfortunately, when I visited a few years back it was visibility very poor most of my stay. Did see one beach on the west coast beyond a lonely graveyard that was spectacular when the sun appeared for a few hours.