Location: Skye

The Onion Johnnies visit Breakish

"The Onion Johnnies would travel over from France every summer in the 1950s. I remember them coming to Breakish. They worked their way up the country to here. They were Frenchmen on black bikes and they wore berets. They’d have strings of onions hanging off the handlebars and the crossbar - anywhere they could fit them!

"They’d travel from place to place selling their onions. You’d see them cycling along the road. People looked out for them every year. At the time, fresh vegetables were very scarce. The onions they sold were massive and very tasty."

As told by John Nicolson, resident of Upper Breakish

More information on visiting the area can be found here.