Author Archives: Bill Cowie

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.

A New Year

Sooooo long since I had a bit of time to post something, but pre-Christmas was manic here, then the dreaded cold that is doing the roundscame, then a bit of time off and now back to the grind. There has … Continue reading

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Stormy Days

This is the first day indoors since our holiday which seems so long ago. Been busy helping Ian the joiner (He’s outside to-day!!). We have had a bit of a rush trying to get to the stage where the roof … Continue reading

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Holidays at Last.

We are a long way away from new house builds and highland weather, we are down in Padstow, Cornwall enjoying sunshine and warm days. A lucky week weatherwise and we could call it our summer because we did not have … Continue reading

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A Very Quick (been a long time)Update

Despite hurricane Ophelia this week, the roof went on, the sides take shape, funny skies for sure and very dark all day Tuesday. Getting there though despite the continuous rain. To-day a ferry, a landing craft and the topping out … Continue reading

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We Are Still Here!!

No one said building a house would be easy and for sure it adds another dimension to our busy life out here, but we love the challenge!! I can picture the day when we are sitting on the balcony sipping … Continue reading

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Catching up

Kevin was asking when the next Rona Blog was coming and after finding out I’d missed posting last months effort, I’m trying in between torrential rain to get up to date with Rona things. It has been extra busy with … Continue reading

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Drones and Nature

OOPS!!!! I’ve just discovered that this blog post from a month ago has not been posted, maybe something to do with our internet being down. Both Applnet and satelitte gave up the ghost at the same time. Applnet with reconfiguration … Continue reading

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