A portrait of masked tourists on Skye | News

A portrait of masked tourists on Skye | News

“Shoot first, ask questions later” is a hackneyed photojournalists’ mantra. We were at the end of a two-day trip to Skye covering the re-opening of tourism in Scotland when I drove past these two young women wearing surgical masks while walking down the main road that links the Skye Bridge to Broadford, one of the larger settlements on the south of the island. We’d got what we needed and were ready to head home. We had already met a wide range of visitors; a group of German teenagers, an Italian gynaecologist, sleeping in his car while sightseeing, even a family of islanders finally liberated to travel the 50 or so miles from Elgol to the spectacular Neist point lighthouse. We had been surprised to hear
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