Thanks to Tiree – The Island, The People, The Experience

Once again I’d like to thank everyone on Tiree for helping make Inveralmond Community High School in Livingston’s annual trip another success. All of the youngsters had a great time and many have said they want to try and come back at some time with their parents.

Particular thanks are due to Monica and Lesley at Hynish who, as usual, make Alan Stevenson House such a great place to bring a group to. Thanks also to William Angus and his crew at Wild Diamond Windsurfing, the airport firemen, Kennedy’s coaches, McLennan’s, McLeod’s, Cal-mac staff, and the many patient motorists who put up with the long ‘snake’ of 28 cyclists!

One of the activities the group did was a clean up of the beach at Happy Valley, bringing back over 20 rubble sacks of assorted rubbish. Included amongst this was a bottle, found by one of the girls, Beth Rocca, which contained a message. Although much of the message was faded, there were contact details there and some information which revealed that the bottle had been launched from Newfoundland in June 2009.

Beth with her message in a bottle

Beth, pictured with the bottle, has emailed the person who has launched it and is quite excited about getting a reply. Thanks again to everyone who helped give these youngsters, who are more accustomed to a big town environment, the opportunity to sample a world that is very different from their every day experience.

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