The Rona Postmen

I called Julia to-day, we were having a chat about Rona in her day here, always a good blether. We like to talk about the old times. I told her I had come across some old photos she sent me. She then started to tell me the story about her Father Norman Cummings, who was postman to Rona for perhaps 30 years. So I was frantically writing down notes and before I lost the story (I normally cannot read my own writing), I wrote it on the Rona Stamps Blog, so for the rest of the fascinating story click on:

The Rona Postmen.

Norman in The Post Boat

Norman in The Post Boat at Eilean Tighe

About Bill Cowie

I've been living on the island since April 2002, alone for the first 5 years, my partner L joined me in 2007. We manage the Island for a Danish family who bought the Island in the early 90's. Their hopes for the Island are to make it self sufficient supporting its inhabitants and that is where we come in. We look after the stock, 3 holiday cottages, machinery, boat and of course the visitors. It is pretty challenging but it is a beautiful place to live and work, we love it and strangely enough we love it even more in the depths of winter when all is quiet apart from the gales and rain. We do a bit of fishing, stock work, stalking deer and loads of other stuff. We have good support from lots of people whom we have met over the years and have become involved in the Island. Too many to mention here but keep an eye on the blog, they'll be there for sure in the future.
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3 Responses to The Rona Postmen

  1. Julie says:

    Who is the young lad with Norman Cumming ?

    • Bill Cowie says:

      Hi Julie

      Do not know, Julia did not know either, she does not think it was John? But I will ask her again, have you dates as to when Calum did the post, how he did it and for how long?

  2. Julie says:

    Dad posted to Kyle Rona along with John MacLeod N Arnish, and from c1943 for a couple of years they extended to a once a week service to the lighthouse. In May 1945 the lighthouse tender was stationed at Fladda, and this was crewed by the same two men carrying the mails by sea. Wonder if the young man in the pic is a visitor…cameras were not in every house then.
    Do you have any info on Macindeor /maybe Dewar the pirate and his boat ? Julie

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