Expansive beaches, sweeping machair shorelines and here, at Tobha Beag (Howbeg), from Radius Images, is a photograph that makes an ultimate statement of – ‘Big Sky‘. There is an irony here as the Gaelic ‘beag’ is translated as ‘small’. Nearby Howmore comes from the opposite, ‘Tobha Mor’. Whatever the derivations may be, countless hostellers have found themselves looking around, beyond and … up … to what is a remarkable sight – both during the daytime and at night. The amount of pollution is low here – in terms of the air being briskly cleansed by the wind and the presence of artificial light being limited by the demands of a rural, scattered population.