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 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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The Last Two Months

Yet again the workload on Rona took over our life, another two months with nothing doing on the blog. Plenty if not too much happening here. I blame Facebook for my page or The Isle of Rona FB page for … Continue reading

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Been a long Summer

Way back at the end of spring it seemed we were in control of everything but it looks like the summer has got away from us. With so much on it is impossible to get no more than a few … Continue reading

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Last Week On The Island

Monday morning, poor day. Been a great spell of weather though so a wee bit of wind and rain will not be a bad thing. It will keep the dust down, wash the sheep, grow the grass and fill up … Continue reading

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Cold Wind But Good weather

As promised the blog has changed, here is a selection of the last couple of weeks events on Rona, we have been to Portree for new tyres for the bike, stores and sheep feed. The weather has been relatively good, … Continue reading

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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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