Wednesday, 4 September 2013

The "Fest" came.....

And (unfortunately) was soon gone again!

It all started on Friday night with a bit of trepidation as to whether any one was going to get out here, the ferry crews are working to rule at the moment which causes a fair bit of disruption to the timetables.

But.... all was well in the end as the "Alpha Dixies" launched into a night of music and song.

This pleased the locals no end.

The dancing did get a bit eclectic at times.........

and up to light speed at others.

Saturday dawned with the weather letting everyone down, but the "Herring Walk" (A 2 hour walk and talk about the Herring fishing industry here in days gone by) was well attended and raised at least £150 for the RNLI over the weekend.

There was a concert in the Kirk (Church) during the afternoon which went down very well, we couldn't get there though due to having to put the bar back together ready for the evening.

An evening dance in the community hall rounded off quite a full day.

Sunday on the other hand was just that, a day of sun!

The BBQ (or should that be BB View?.... what a location!) went well with mountains of sausages and burgers on offer.

The "Chefs" hard at work.

Some men of leisure soaking up the sun

The community greenhouse was open for teas and a chance to sample what has been grown.

I must say to my shame that this is the first time I have been in here and it was huge. All the plots are segmented and really well tended with some interesting things growing away, things you would not imagine would grow on an island this far north.

More about that in another Blog methinks!

Back to the bar for another night of music, this time it was the turn of the delightfully named "Wriggley Sisters".

A much slower and relaxed atmosphere was abound as everyone wound down during the evening. The sisters were really encouraging to the local youngsters with their playing, offering advice and tips as they went along.

All in all the weekend went very well indeed and plans are already afoot for next year.

Until next time........................