The end of the earth

To the Ends of the Earth is the theme of a day conference on wilderness and expedition medicine we’re running with the Rural Clinical School in Bunbury this coming October. Further details on the enclosed poster, which you may want to download, print off and circulate to anyone interested in medicine, paramedical work or first aid in wild places.

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The Romans called the very edge of the known world ‘ultima thule’; a place that probably equates to the Outer Hebrides.

The MicroGnome has been to this particular candidate for the World’s End and found a wild but very beautiful landscape of islands set among fingers of the Eastern Atlantic.

Barra is at the far end of the chain of inhabited outer islands and can be reached by ferry from Oban on the mainland or from  Lochmaddy to the north.

The quicker alternative is to take a British Airways flight and land on the beach – time subject to tides. Here’s what’s in store if you want to get to the end of the earth in a hurry.


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