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Wednesday, 30/Apr/2008

Islay Link Potpourri

Since yesterday I'm back on ‘proper broadband’ again, so proper Islay blogging can slowly start again (I still need to get my desk over into the new flat from the old flat, which I hope to do over the weekend). For today I thought I'll post a few Islay related links I collected over the last few weeks, from the news to the quirky, also a few Islay pictures thrown in. Here they are:

Some readers might remember the Rare Breeds on Islay entry from last year. While the Boss hogs cleaning up country hazards article in the Telegraph is mainly about a farm in Cambridgeshire, Dunlossit Estate on Islay also receives a good mention. Good explanation how useful these pigs are for clearing land from unwanted growth.

IslayIan mainly writes about technology and its use at Islay High School on Islay ICT. How about some science? Circus ferries scientific fun to the isles writes The Scotsman. An interesting read about a visit by Andy McGeoch and Caroline Chagaresango from the Glasgow Science Centre to Islay.

I'm told she was still driving a car at 103 years of age, Marjorie Macgown received quite a bit of coverage in the news when she passed away in a residential home in Bowmore in early April: The BBC writes 'Oldest' woman in Scotland dies while the Daily Record titles Scotland's oldest woman dies at 110.

A few Islay picture collections from Flickr: Mr_Chips has a few nice pictures mainly from the south of Islay, Port Ellen, the southern distilleries and The Oa. The Islay Trip, 5-6 April 2008 set includes several pictures from the bothy at Proaig. Neil F King in the meantime has posted quite a few pictures of Islay in 1988 and 1989, mainly of Port Askaig and the ferries.

That's all Islay links for today, I hope you found one or two of them interesting.

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