Notes from a Small Isle
This 'blog' is written by Vikki Trelfer - the Local Development Officer on the Isle of Rum.
- Monday, 19 March 2012 09:24
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Many kinds of misfits and vagabonds drift to "The Edge", and some of them are quietly going about achieving a revolution of sorts, taking back the land from wealthy, distant landowners and planning for generations ahead.
- Monday, 20 February 2012 21:56
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The announcement of a new Scottish Land Fund will be welcomed by many communities aspiring to own assets and the land they live on. I've been thinking about the realities of land ownership, and the responsibilities and challenges that can go along with this.
- Sunday, 18 December 2011 12:54
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A little bit of seasonal magic from an enchanted island; around 70 fallen trees in the village and no properties damaged, although one had a close call with a sycamore and one greenhouse lost its life.
- Friday, 18 November 2011 20:06
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“Unfortunately, it’s part of living in a community that before you can realistically assess it, you go from extraordinary enchantment to mournful disenchantment.”
- Friday, 21 October 2011 08:45
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Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness? Season of strong winds and fallen trees, more like.
- Monday, 22 August 2011 10:26
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I’m not the first person to have noticed that time on the island follows its own very peculiar quickstep dance; quick, slow, quick, quick, slow.
- Thursday, 21 July 2011 14:13
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On the fabulous Facebook page of a certain community land network, I was alerted to a job advert: “Development Officer Post”. Sounds interesting, I thought.