Thursday 08/12/05

Awoke 20 minutes late for breakfast this morning. It's a nice morning after overnight rain. The birds are still at the feeder. The weekly papers are full of last week's meetings about NHS Western Isles. They stated that the Health Board got a clobbering from public and staff. Another meeting is to be organised on Tuesday 13 December, to give everyone the chance to hear the presentation. BBC Island Blogging is going well, now that islanders from Orkney and Shetland are starting to contribute. The island of Unst, the farthest north in Shetland, is well represented by its schoolteachers, Fair Isle is there, as is Sanday in Orkney. The Western Isles blogs are, well, represented by yours truly, as well as by Back of Beyond. Argyll blogs focus on events in the island of Coll. Westword mentions that their local freight boat, Spanish John II, nearly got blown out of the water by an American warship. She stood in too close for the naval ship's comfort, so they opened fire with 4 live shells. They fortunately missed, so the rat extermination program on Canna can still go ahead.

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