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Pig Advance
There are times when we feel that our house is like an island in a sea of pigs. They are like a tide, retreating, advancing, retreating again. Until a few days ago, we were enjoying low tide. Close readers of the Diary will have noticed that pigs haven't be...
There are times when we feel that our house is like an island in a sea of pigs. They are like a tide, retreating, advancing, retreating again. Until a few days ago, we were enjoying low tide. Close readers of the Diary will h...
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Fascadale in the Drizzle
On a day of persistent low cloud and blown drizzle, we drove to the north shore of the peninsula, to Achateny, the site of one of Ardnamurchan's clachans which was cleared in the mid-nineteenth century to make way for a sheep farm - the picture shows the fa...
On a day of persistent low cloud and blown drizzle, we drove to the north shore of the peninsula, to Achateny, the site of one of Ardnamurchan's clachans which was cleared in the mid-nineteenth century to make way for a sheep...
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A Walk Through the Village
We walked through the village this morning in conditions which varied from snow through to hail and then sunshine, but were very relieved to find that Hughie's pigs were tucked up warmly in a particularly heavy snow shower. Vehicles from the KN Group were p...
We walked through the village this morning in conditions which varied from snow through to hail and then sunshine, but were very relieved to find that Hughie's pigs were tucked up warmly in a particularly heavy snow shower. ...
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Church Service
CHURCH of SCOTLAND Kilchoan The service this Sunday, 15th January, will be at 2.00pm, and will be conducted by Harry Jeffery.
CHURCH of SCOTLAND Kilchoan The service this Sunday, 15th January, will be at 2.00pm, and will be conducted by Harry Jeffery.
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Community Council
The Community Council has been working hard on our behalf and was able to announce two successes at its meeting on Monday evening. Firstly, CalMac Sunday sailings between Tobermory and Kilchoan will now continue for the full duration of the summer timetable...
The Community Council has been working hard on our behalf and was able to announce two successes at its meeting on Monday evening. Firstly, CalMac Sunday sailings between Tobermory and Kilchoan will now continue for the full ...
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Northwesterly Storm
A gale has been blowing out of the northwest for most of last night and today, a bitter wind which brings heavy hail showers. The power went off shortly after five this morning, came back on briefly around breakfast time, and then went off again until midda...
A gale has been blowing out of the northwest for most of last night and today, a bitter wind which brings heavy hail showers. The power went off shortly after five this morning, came back on briefly around breakfast time, and...
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Community Council Minutes
Last Monday's Community Council minutes can be downloaded here .
Last Monday's Community Council minutes can be downloaded here.
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Sunrise
I was phoned this morning by an eminent member of the Portuairk community to inform me that the sun had just risen at the centre of the universe for the first time this year. It was, he admitted, two days late, as it usually first rises there on the day of ...
I was phoned this morning by an eminent member of the Portuairk community to inform me that the sun had just risen at the centre of the universe for the first time this year. It was, he admitted, two days late, as it usually ...
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Lysblink Seaways Update
Usually, ships proceeding north up the Sound of Mull have a waypoint near the Red Rocks Buoy where they make a turn to port to exit the northern Sound of Mull. Mid-afternoon yesterday, we had a sudden reminder of the Lysblink Seaways when the Eastern Vanqui...
Usually, ships proceeding north up the Sound of Mull have a waypoint near the Red Rocks Buoy where they make a turn to port to exit the northern Sound of Mull. Mid-afternoon yesterday, we had a sudden reminder of the Lysblink...
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East of the Millburn
With a much reduced northwester bringing in heavy clouds threatening a day of snow and hail showers, I walked from the road down the east bank of the Millburn - happily without any diesel floating in it - and was thrilled to spot.... ....the dipper which al...
With a much reduced northwester bringing in heavy clouds threatening a day of snow and hail showers, I walked from the road down the east bank of the Millburn - happily without any diesel floating in it - and was thrilled to ...
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Northwesterly Storm
As  Kilchoan Early Bird's picture of Ardnamurchan Point lighthouse shows, a gale has been blowing out of the northwest for most of last night and today, a bitter wind which brings heavy hail showers. The power went off shortly after five this morning, came ...
A gale has been blowing out of the northwest for most of last night and today, a bitter wind which brings heavy hail showers. The power went off shortly after five this morning, came back on briefly around breakfast time, and...
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Calor Clean-Up
It rapidly became apparent after yesterday's accident in which a Calor tanker left the Sanna road and ended up on its side in the ditch that, while the gas remaining in the tank seemed safe enough, diesel was pouring out of a ruptured fuel tank. The diesel ...
It rapidly became apparent after yesterday's accident in which a Calor tanker left the Sanna road and ended up on its side in the ditch that, while the gas remaining in the tank seemed safe enough, diesel was pouring out of a...
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