There has been a lot of interest in building a St Ayles skiff on Tiree since the subject came up last month.
Tiree Maritime Trust has therefore decided to fire the starting gun and work will start in The Noust in Scarinish in the second week in January.
After several extremely generous donations, we are on the way towards raising our target of £3,500 for the kits, wood and glues.
We would like to sell seventy £50 shares in the boat, and have already sold ten. If you are interested in buying a share of your community’s boat, please go to www.tireemaritimetrust.org.uk where in the right hand column there is a donations button. Please let me know if you do this, so I can keep a list of supporters and donors. If you are eligible for Gift Aid, you can get the form from me.
We have had a number of kind offers of help from a whole range of people. If you have some time to help build this beautiful boat between January and June, let me know. I am told chocolate cake is an important ingredient for projects like this!
An extra ingredient was added when Coll decided they would like to build one too. The race is on!