Scoraig is not an “intentional community” but a collection of individuals who feel connected by our common location with its peculiarities. The place was populated in the mid 19th century as a result of clearances of families off the better land. During the 20th century this population departed and has been replaced by us incomers. There are very few places in the UK where people live that are not on the road network or the electricity mains network. Most people here on Scoraig have chosen to come here because it is different in that way, so we have deliberately made our lives harder. But some have come for the beautiful views and some have come for the low cost of property (historically) and some have come for the people/community aspect.
Written by Hugh Piggott