Places not on Google Maps – Denbecula

Extracts from the following book – Places not on Google Maps

The 25 people who live on this remote island to the East of North Uist have a great Norse tradition of folklore and music. This island still celebrates Christmas and New Year according to the feast days of the old Julian calendar – Yule on 6th January and Newerday on the 13th. The residents set fire to a small model of a Viking Longship on January 25th, an unusual interpretation of the Burns night tradition celebrated in the rest of Scotland. The model is set on fire and ceremonially launched on to Loch Loch with a dram of whisky. The boat drifts off and sinks beneath the waves when sufficient of the model has burnt.

Published by Julian Worker

Julian was born in Leicester, attended school in Yorkshire, and university in Liverpool. He has been to 94 countries and territories and intends to make the 100 when travel is easier. He writes travel books, murder / mysteries and absurd fiction. His sense of humour is distilled from The Marx Brothers, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders. His latest book is about a Buddhist cat who tries to help his squirrel friend fly further from a children's slide.

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