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.

We Are Still Here!!

No one said building a house would be easy and for sure it adds another dimension to our busy life out here, but we love the challenge!! I can picture the day when we are sitting on the balcony sipping … Continue reading

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Catching up

Kevin was asking when the next Rona Blog was coming and after finding out I’d missed posting last months effort, I’m trying in between torrential rain to get up to date with Rona things. It has been extra busy with … Continue reading

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Drones and Nature

OOPS!!!! I’ve just discovered that this blog post from a month ago has not been posted, maybe something to do with our internet being down. Both Applnet and satelitte gave up the ghost at the same time. Applnet with reconfiguration … Continue reading

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New House Start

Here’s the Spanish John arriving with the third load of building material, last Monday. One more to go this coming Tuesday and that’s it until Hugh goes away with his digger’s and machinery. The pictures below are back to front, … Continue reading

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Long Sunny Days and Too Much To Do.

It has been a good month overall, glorious sunshine day after day and lots achieved. So busy that I find it difficult to put aside some time for a blog post. So, I’ve decided on a different tack. I think … Continue reading

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Colin Gibson Commemorative 2017

We are pleased to launch to-day our 2017 stamp issue. It was a great discovery to find that one of my favourite writers “Colin Gibson” had visited Rona in 1933/34 as part of an expedition exploring the flora and fauna … Continue reading

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The Long Horizon

At this time of year we have what we call The Long Horizon. We call it that not because of Iain R Thomson’s book but when describing this affliction , it was the title that sprung to mind. From around … Continue reading

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