News on Covid and Access Issues

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BlowingOldBoots
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Re: News on Covid and Access Issues

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:23 am

Eigg wants everyone to stay away and everything is still closed. The stuff that is open is for locals only. Yachts (and other forms of leisure pursuits) specifically told to stay away.

http://isleofeigg.org/coronavirus-covid-19/

PLEASE READ our COVID-19 Guidance
Eigg’s community response to COVID-19
Update 16 July 2020
We know many people want to come to Eigg this summer, but sadly, for the moment, we ask you not to come.
We are a remote and geographically isolated community with both elderly and vulnerable residents. We have worked hard to ensure the health and wellbeing of all our residents since the beginning of this pandemic.

Now we are in Phase 3 of the Scottish Government’s Route Map, travel and tourism across the rest of Scotland is opening up. The Eigg community has been working hard to put all the physical distancing and hygiene guidance in place. However, after looking at how to balance the large number of people who want to come to Eigg against what we are able to do within government guidance, the community has decided we are not able to welcome any day or overnight tourists (including campers) to Eigg at the moment.

At present all self-catering, hostel and guest house accommodation, Galmisdale Bay Café, and Lageorna restaurant have taken the decision to STAY CLOSED UNTIL 31 AUGUST. We will be reviewing this decision regularly and will post updates here.

As our public toilets, showers, and visitor attractions are closed, and our shop open to residents only we also ask day trip visitors, campers, kayakers, yachts and other vessels not to come to Eigg for the time being too. Again, we’ll let you know if this changes by posting updates here.
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What time does the 24hour garage close?
http://www.rivalowners.org.uk

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Re: News on Covid and Access Issues

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:40 am

As of this weekend Colonsey is open. Friends went over in their car and are staying in the Hotel which I understand is owned by the Island's owner. The wee cafe at the pier has a one way system operating and was reported very busy. Mixed reception on the Island. One farmer was not please to see them walking by the farm house.

https://colonsay.org.uk

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Covid-19 Update

Now that lockdown restrictions have been eased we are now expecting visitors back on Colonsay. Please remember that all visitors must comply with Scotland’s COVID19 rules and we hope that all will be sensitive and respectful to the people who live in our island community by following social distancing guidelines. Unfortunately, visitors will not be able to enjoy the full island experience that they have come to expect, however, we have a high proportion of shielded and vulnerable people on Colonsay and hope that you understand our strong concern for their continued well-being.
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What time does the 24hour garage close?
http://www.rivalowners.org.uk

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Re: News on Covid and Access Issues

Postby cpedw » Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:37 pm

Just back from Tobermory. It's quite busy but not yet at normal levels.

The Mishnish and McGochans are both open for food and drink. They were operating different systems; McGochans is table service but the Mish is bar. Staff at the Mish were wearing visors but no masks at McGochans. Will a standard arrangement emerge any time soon?

The harbour asks that you book ahead but they were taking in unbooked boats. And if you arrive after office hours, it's all yours.

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Coll Moorings are back

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Re: News on Covid and Access Issues

Postby wully » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:51 am

claymore wrote:There was a young chappie named Morton
Who had a long ball and a short 'un
Added to that, he'd a fine Tilly Hat
And.......

...a seagull went and s*at on.

He cursed and raged, screamed and shouted
The rules of decency that dammed gull flouted
I’ll teach it some rules, that dammed bird
For ruining my hat with that huge used food.

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Re: News on Covid and Access Issues

Postby wully » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:51 am

wully wrote:
claymore wrote:There was a young chappie named Morton
Who had a long ball and a short 'un
Added to that, he'd a fine Tilly Hat
And.......

...a seagull went and s*at on.

He cursed and raged, screamed and shouted
The rules of decency that dammed gull flouted
I’ll teach it some rules, that dammed bird
For ruining my hat with that huge used food.

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Re: News on Covid and Access Issues

Postby wully » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:52 am

wully wrote:
wully wrote:
claymore wrote:There was a young chappie named Morton
Who had a long ball and a short 'un
Added to that, he'd a fine Tilly Hat
And.......

...a seagull went and s*at on.

He cursed and raged, screamed and shouted
The rules of decency that dammed gull flouted
I’ll teach it some rules, that dammed bird
For ruining my hat with that huge t.u.r.d.

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Re: News on Covid and Access Issues

Postby claymore » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:01 pm

I seem to be the cause of endless hours of fun and jolly japes in the Wullyum household.....
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Re: News on Covid and Access Issues

Postby wully » Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:19 pm

claymore wrote:I seem to be the cause of endless hours of fun and jolly japes in the Wullyum household.....


Well there is he-haw else to do here in the dreech boatless rain.

We need everyone back at work so the good weather comes back.


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