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.

Falaisg

“The Gaelic word ‘falaisg’ pertains to muirburn/burning of heather which is perhaps most commonly used but there are several derivatives such as ‘falaisgeach’, ‘falasgair’, ‘falaisgear’ and ‘falaisgeadh’.“ Calum was here this week and he kept mentioning ‘ The falaisg’, for … Continue reading

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Job Update

Here we are 2 months on, time flies when you are busy, the blog to follow is an update of the last two months. Been a pretty full two months culminating in Covid!!! More of that later. Suffice to say … Continue reading

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The Job

Well Lorraine put a post on Facebook on the new position on Rona for a couple and we were picked up by the Daily Mirror yesterday as a News Filler then it was on the TV briefly where it ceertainly … Continue reading

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Eagle Cam

It is the time of year for catching up on the deer control. We have quite a few hinds to cull and butcher for the customers in the coming year. A busy time. Once the carcasse is dealt with there … Continue reading

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Regenerating Rona – RSFS Magazine Article.

This Autumn we had a visit from our friend Victor Clements, Forester. He was interested in the forest management of Rona where we have been naturally allowing the regeneration of the forests. His interest was the impact on the forest … Continue reading

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Festive Time

We look forward very much to this time. Once we get to 24th December we just want to chill out. It is time to rest, plan for nothing much but the turkey, relax and then near the end of the … Continue reading

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Holiday Prep…….

This post was written 17/11/21 since then we have been on holiday and back, then a week stalking hinds, time flies!!! Getting ready for going off on holiday the week of the 15th was a busy time. Everything we use … Continue reading

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A Day in The Life Of………..

With a view to giving the potential new recruits an idea of what we do here I thought that if I recorded a typical day on Rona it would show how varied our work is. We will be advertising in … Continue reading

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Octobers Away

Looking back on October it started well after a poor September but after this sunrise it went downhill weatherwise. Same morning same time but a different picture looking South West and so it was for the rest of the month. … Continue reading

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September Came and Went

September was a very quick month. Looking back on the pictures during this short month I see the Eagles were knocking about as the young ones started to find their on way about. The Sea Eagle pair of chicks from … Continue reading

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