The Raasay Mines


As you guys may or may not know, I come from a very small and relatively remote island called Raasay. It’s an awesome place to have grown up, and it’s stuffed full of history and interesting sites. One such obsession I’ve had is with the Raasay Iron Mines, which were worked on the island during the First World War. There are miles of mineshafts running underneath the island, and my friend recently went exploring in some of them. These tunnels are almost 100 years old, and have probably only been seen a handful of times since the mines were closed. You can look through the album below on the Raasay Facebook page I help run, and I’ve included a history of the mines in the captions of the photos. Enjoy! I love the history of the Islands, and hopefully I’ll post more stuff here soon. Until then, there’s a new post on the Raasay Facebook page every day- photos, history and news, so if you enjoy that kind of stuff, give us a like! We’ve already got over twice as many likes as there are people living on the island as it is.