There's a great story behind the name of this pub on the Isle of Eriskay
I've never heard of the Isle of Eriskay. Where is it?
The Isle of Eriskay is in the Outer Hebrides and lies between Barra and South Uist.
Will be passing there next year John to cycle the Hebridean Way. Is that what you were doing?
jo_jo: ps, do you know the story behind the pub's name, I can either tell you or you can discover it on your trip.
I think I have already read about this pub. Wasn't it named after a ship which sunk laden with Scotch whisky?
yes, in February 1941 the SS Politician ran ashore on Eriskay and there were over 260,000 bottles of whisky on board which the islanders put to good use!!! Compton MacKenzie based his book Whisky Galore on the incident as did the Ealing Studios who made a film of the same name
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