Most of the content on Scotland Info is written by myself because I’ve actually been to these areas and places, which makes the writing a bit easier and realistic. Since I haven’t been to every part of Scotland (yet) I sometimes rely on others to send me interesting information, pictures etc. Now I have been to the Isle of Rum many years ago, the only island I have visited in The Small Isles. It was on a cloudy and somewhat dreich day and I was only there for a few hours. Hardly enough to get a good enough impression and it was in the time that my photographic skills were not as good as they are today. Not that they are perfect now, far from that, but I did manage to improve in recent years, helped by the ever evolving technology.
A few years ago during a visit to the Islay Natural History Trust I met Becky Williamson, a very friendly person with a great knowledge of nature and a keen photographer too. Over the last few years we had met a few times more and she told me about her visits to The Small Isles which sounded great. Now before we come to that I’d like to tell you a little more about Becky:
“My name is Becky Williamson. I moved from the city of Dundee to the Isle of Islay in the Inner Hebrides in August 2004 and have never looked back. Island life suits me; the scenery is amazing, the air is healthy, the pace of life is ideal and it has been a safe environment for my kids. I enjoy walking, bird-watching and, of course, photography. Living on Islay has helped me appreciate the natural beauty of our world, but also its fragility. I endeavour to leave as small an ecological footprint as possible behind me.”
Becky visited Rum, Muck, Canna and Eigg in The Small Isles several times, and for longer periods. So when I asked her if she wanted to write something for the Scotland Info website she was kind enough to do so and she even sent some of her amazing pictures. As a result I ended up with four new pages in total, each one dedicated to one of the four beautiful islands in The Small Isles: Rum, Eigg, Muck and the Isle of Canna. With Becky being an “insider” these new pages contain very interesting and valuable information and are a joy to read. I want to thank Becky for her efforts and if you want to see more of Becky’s pictures make sure to visit her website at www.beckydrewpictures.co.uk