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.

So It Begins

Here we are with the first guests of the year in the newly re-furbished Mission House (Formerly known as Seascape and Skyescape). Lisa and Linzi are regular visitors with their wee dog Maisie and they were delighted to be here … Continue reading

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More Snow

Been a long time since we had a week of snow on Rona, or at least snow showers. Worrying to waken up to this to-day. When I opened the curtains and saw three inches of snow I went, ok here … Continue reading

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April Snow

The lambing gathers pace, on cue the snow comes just when we need it least this was yesterday mid-day. Ten minutes later at mid-day to-day! The Ewes are on the hill which means three walks around them each day, if … Continue reading

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Lambing 2021

This wee one arrived at the feed this morning, both Mother and her absolutely soaking, born overnight, so that is us underway. Callie’s tup delivered, all good. Sunday afternoon the low pressure came in and it started raining, it never … Continue reading

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March Part Two

After yesterday’s (Sunday) hold ups blog posting, here we go again. Just the ongoing story to-day, not much Wildlife movement. Weather is crap. Enjoying Lockdown but missed our holiday this year like everyone else but we are lucky in where … Continue reading

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Strange Times

I see I started this post 19 hours ago!!!! it is so long since I did these posts regularly it seems the interface has changed, not good for me, but we will give it a bash. The idea to-day was … Continue reading

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Golden Eagle

I’ve been struggling to get a post together these last few weeks, Toothache!!!! I guess there are few things that bother me on Rona but Toothache is the one I really hate. I’ve been lucky to have got away with … Continue reading

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Killer Whale – Rona 2020

Sorting out photographs to-day, I came across these pictures of the day I was lucky enough to get the call from one of our guests to say he suspected that there was a Killer Whale out in the Sound of … Continue reading

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A Selection of Photos This Week from Rona.

Here we have one of the coldest weeks for years, everything frozen, stock feeding heavy on the sheep food. Deer hungry, (that is another story) but stunning days with wall to wall sunshine for 7 days, to-day cold and cloudy … Continue reading

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Snowy Days

Just a quick post to-day before breakfast. I’m trying my best to take time off at the weekend at least. Yesterday morning after a good fall of snow there was much excitement. Not from me but from Lorraine, my thoughts … Continue reading

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