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The journey home to Grandma Strummer’s birthplace

Earlier this year I traveled to a remote island in Scotland where The Clash lead singer, the late Joe Strummer’s maternal grandmother was born. Sunday was the 11th anniversary of his passing and events are taking place all over the world this week to commemorate him. I wrote this for The Clash blog about my trip to the ethereal island of Raasay!

Have a lovely festive period!

A picturesque view of Skye from Raasay

A picturesque view of Skye from Raasay

Spotted! The ruins of the ancestral Strummer home

Spotted! The ruins of the ancestral Strummer home built circa early 1850s

 

On Raasay, feeling peaceful

On Raasay, feeling peaceful

 

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About Herpreet Kaur Grewal

Herpreet Kaur Grewal is a newspaper-trained journalist, editor and commentator. She formerly wrote and edited a section for the social policy and politics magazine Regeneration & Renewal. She has worked for The Times of London and her articles have featured in The Guardian, The Observer and The Daily Express. She specialises in social deprivation issues, gender, human rights , arts and culture.

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One thought on “The journey home to Grandma Strummer’s birthplace

  1. Really evocative account…and that photo of Skye is gorgeous.

    Posted by Gurbs | December 26, 2013, 00:35

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