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.

June to July And The House is Getting There.

June now, Arne still here and still cooking, the gastronomy excellent. Simple but delicious. This is my Fathers home made ladder which I’m sure he would not be too happy that I left it out but it must be 40 … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Doings, The Views and of course the weather, Wildlife, Yachties | Leave a comment

Catching up on May Days

May is nesting time and as we fly about the Island the birds just get on with it all. The usual suspects are here, the geese, the Oyster catchers and the Sandpipers plus many more. The hawks, Black Backs and … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Doings, Kayaks, The Views and of course the weather, Wildlife, Yachties | Leave a comment

April Catch up.

Here’s us looking back over the last months and cannot believe we have had the longest day the other day and it is all downhill from here. April pictures will give you an idea of the pace over  here this … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Doings, The Views and of course the weather, Yachties | 1 Comment

We’re Back!!!!

Been a long time, I cannot believe it is almost 6 months since our last post. Where did it go!!!!!! Building a house I guess. Anyway here’s the news: Now what I’ve got to do is work out where all … Continue reading

Posted in The Views and of course the weather | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Daily Doings, Kayaks, The Views and of course the weather, Wildlife | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Daily Doings, The Views and of course the weather | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Daily Doings, The Views and of course the weather, Yachties | Leave a comment