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.

Visit to Eilean Tighe

Sunday the 14th June, another beautiful day. First thing a run down to Fladda on the RIB to see the neighbours, all well there and back to Base. The weather was stunning so instead of putting in another working day … Continue reading

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Otters

We have many otters on Rona, they are as always quite elusive. For sure if you went out early in the morning or late at night at this time then you could and will find them. There are places where … Continue reading

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Sunday Outing to the East Coast of Skye

For many years I’ve planned to return to Beareraig Bay and sail up from Holm to the Kilt Rock. I sailed over here about 8 to ten years ago it was a beautiful day but I had no camera. The … Continue reading

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The Weather

We are making venison burgers this morning, a morning inside. We have an order for ‘The Lower Deck’ Chippy, down on Pier Road. So it is not a bad day to be doing that inside when it is showery and … Continue reading

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Rona Revisited After Forty-Two Years

Here is a wee diversion from the usual day to day news on Rona. After a particularly bad weather weekend where the ‘Bad Weather’ forecast by the Beeb was one of the worst storms here this year. Very strong winds … Continue reading

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Stormy Day

To-day is the ideal day for catching up on paperwork and mail, there is a gale going outside with heavy rain falling since first thing. There was an break around 8am but it has returned to grey. I’ll need to … Continue reading

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Lockdown -The Sequel

The last of the catch up blogs! Starting way back on the 6th of May with a picture in the late evening of the Moon, Full Moon’s to-day all seem to have names, a bit like storms I guess. Back … Continue reading

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Moving On – Lockdown 2

The phone has stopped (Sunday 10th May) so I’ll continue with the update. Now its Monday!!! The phone had started ringing again yesterday. Been a tough winter on the West Coast for the animals, we are still feeding sheep and … Continue reading

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Lockdown News

How do you resurrect the blog? Been that long since the last one and such big gaps between them, I wonder where I had time to do them before the ‘New House’. Now named “Tigh na Creag”. Been that long … Continue reading

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The Project Continues

I put this together last week but did not post so here it is tonight, with a little time, I’ll get there with the posts. Here’s the Project from the start to almost the finish. There were a few moments … Continue reading

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