Time for another in my Scottish islands series, and this time I’m visiting Harris in the Western Isles.   Harris has a dazzling beach at Luskentyre, and on the day we visited there was a brisk wind which kept us moving in an effort to stay warm.   Just a few inches above the surface of the beach, grains of sand were being swept along by a mini-hurricane, forming banks of tiny sand dunes that were constantly flowing and shifting – fascinating to watch.

Luskentyre beach 30

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