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The remote UK community living off-grid. On a remote peninsula in the north-west Highlands of Scotland is the small off-grid community of Scoraig.

The remote UK community living off-grid

Accessible only by boat or a five-mile walk, the residents of Scoraig live in relative isolation, partly powering their homes and school with wind power. Among the inhabitants are crofters with cattle and sheep, a violin maker, a Russian translator, volunteers and a part-time postal worker. Earlier this year, photographer Ed Gold lived alongside the community, documenting people's lives and exploring what drove them to move to this remote location. Lisa, 54 "I have been here 23 years. "It's by no means idealistic and it has its own hardships of the wind and the rain. "You are exposed to the elements - but that's good also as you are aware of what the weather is doing all the time and you're very much in touch with nature and the elements and life.

"We're an ageing population but I guess the bulk of us are between 40 and 65. Hugh, 65 "I came here in 1975. Image copyright Ed Gold Luke, 36.


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