Category Archives: Getting Involved

Winter job list

Work starts in  John McFarlane’s big new shed at 10.00 am on Sunday 12 January – see Sue’s comment in last post With Selkie safely inside (see pics of the trip across below) we’ve got two weeks to complete her winter … Continue reading

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We’ve got a Trolley

Once again we’ve picked the brains of the Ullapool people and copied their ideas for a trolley, which is 90% there, just needing some paint, some scrap carpet glued to the supporting pads and the axles drilled to take big … Continue reading

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We’re rowing!

 Selkie has her name on now   And knows where she’s from.   Our formidable ladies team out last week. 

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Rowers wanted

The plan is to have Selkie in the water by 1st May at the very latest, so it is time to start putting together Seil’s rowing teams. You can register your interest using the small form in the right hand … Continue reading

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Islay’s Festival of the Sea

The 2013 diaries are filling up fast with events for 2013 and the following message has just arrived from Islay:- Dear St Ayles communities in and around Argyll, I am emailing to invite all of you to Islay for a … Continue reading

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Tips from Ullapool

Ewan had a great visit to the far North to look at the Ullapool skiffs and reports as follows. If we have weather like now the Skiffie Worlds will be fantastic. Ullapool was sparkling in the winter sun and a … Continue reading

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Vote for a name for the skiff

We’ve drawn up a shortlist of ten names  from suggestions  made by the school, by shareholders and by members of the building team. The names are going to be published in this month’s Seilachan. ( Some Gaelic translations: Sguman = … Continue reading

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Looking good

Today was more sanding and tidying, plus finishing off the stems. We need to cut some douglas fir for the gunwhales, as the meranti proved too brittle to take the curve at the stern; that should happen later this week, … Continue reading

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Chris Spotted

Just after Hogmanay phones started ringing on the shores of Seil Sound as recovering residents tried to find out exactly what had just passed their windows. Those of us in the know were able to tell them that the long … Continue reading

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Chris is visiting us

Chris o’Kanaird, the original skiff from Anstruther, arrived at Ellenabeich yesterday and is here for a week, courtesy of Babs and Michael who kindly brought him here for his Hogmanay. The plan is entirely weather dependent, but with any luck … Continue reading

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