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Isle of Muck prosumerism

by on August 4, 2014

I have just returned from a thoroughly enjoyable week on the Isle of Muck undertaking some interviews for my Prosumer project. Muck is a tiny island (1 mile by 2 miles) part of the Small Isles and Inner Hebrides. There will be a proper post to follow, but I just had to upload some of the photos I took (also to remind us that research can have it’s upsides!). Of course, they don’t do the island much justice since it is so amazing, but they’re a start.

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The PV panels down in Port Mor with the Island of Rum peering in the background.

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From the ‘road’ (note the quality of the surface – it is the only road) looking down into Port Mor the main settlement. You can see across to the mainland, and on the left the 6 wind turbines atop the hill.

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Same point on the ‘road’ looking back to Rum. The road ends at Gallanach, where I was staying – it took 20 minutes to walk (slowly) from end to end of the road.

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Creels at the new pier.

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Inside the wee green shed, a veg and craft shop. Open 24 hours with no salesperson, you just write what you’ve bought in the book and put money in the tin.

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The new community hall, built in 2012 with Lottery funding. Behind are the new turbines.

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Turbine close up

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Ancient improvised solar hot water system behind the tea room

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Three days off the island and I’m already itching to go back!

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