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Dimàirt, 17/Jan/2012

Impressions of Oronsay

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Yesterday I took you to Islay's neighbour Colonsay for some big waves, today I'm going to take you to Colonsay's smaller sister Oronsay (hence the category isn't 100% accurate, but it's close enough). Oronsay being tiny and rather difficult to get to there isn't an awful lot about it on the internet, but today I came across an interesting site with some nice pictures and other information about Oronsay:

Small screenshot of an intro page to a minisite about the Isle of Oronsay

The minisite was created by Graham Falvey who worked on Oronsay as a gardener for several months and is called Images of Oronsay. There are four main areas on the site, The Island, The Garden, The Priory and Plants and Flowers in season. I think most people who have heard of Oronsay will have a general idea about the island and will know of the priory. What's probably less well known (I hadn't really heard of it until now, certainly wasn't aware how big and beautiful it is) is the walled garden.

Graham worked in gardening and horticulture for over 20 years, on this page he also mentions Oronsay and writes a short overview about the island and the garden. Not from Graham but from James (which some long term readers might remember, check out Islay Kite Aerial Pictures from 2008) comes a nice aerial picture of Oronsay Garden.

I hope you'll enjoy Graham's pictures and impressions of Oronsay. For completeness and as he mentions it as well, there's also an RSPB reserve on Oronsay.

PS: For those missing their Islay fix, I'm planning to return to Islay tomorrow…

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