Guest book entries for 2008

Name: Andrea Leys

Location: Lismore, Australia

Date: 28 December 2008

Comments

I have a great grandmother Margaret Keith from the Isle of Lismore whom married John Leys and emigrated to Australia. Born in 1838 to Myles Keith and Chirsty McGlashen of Achinard. I am interested if there are any other decendents of this family still on the Isle of Sky? I coincidently work in Lismore in northern NSW Australia.

Andrea - you may be interested in the story of Achinard, which is in our Homecoming Lismore Pages


Name: Jimmy Hamilton

Location: Dalry Ayrshire

Date: 27 December 2008

Comments

Good to see an Island saving Nostalgia, get as much info as possible, interesting stuff can be lost once the old timers have passed on lots of interesting stuff can be lost forever. In Orkney where I am originally from they are also doing the same as you and have built up quite a site . keep up the good work.....


Name: Jimmy Hamilton

Location: Ayrshire

Date: 24 December 2008

Comments

Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year, to all in Lismore, from Jimmy Hamilton, ex crewman on the Eigg, where have those 30 years gone........cheers..


Name: Jane Angel

Location: Edinburgh

Date: 22 December 2008

Comments

I am one of Mairi Campbell's Sangstream choir and I was speaking to Dot Hay on Sunday about her life on the island. I hope to visit in reality one day soon. Thanks Dot for telling me about the website


Name: John Lloyd Jones

Location: Haverfordwest,S.W.Wales

Date: 15 December 2008

Comments

Visiting the Island in May with members of Cymdeithas Edward Llwyd was one of the highlights of the year.A tremedous welcome,fine weather and a walk full of interest -the perfect day. To Barbara ,Duncan and all the Islanders a Merry Christmas And a Happy New Year.Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda i Bawb.


Name: Graham Livingstone

Location: Caboolture South Australia

Date: 06 December 2008

Comments

Hi from Sunny Queensland Australia where the weather is Beautiful one Day and perfect the next. Currently 30 Dgs And 80 Humidity
Good Luck in the fog and Snow
Graham


Name: Beth Campbell

Location: corrour

Date: 02 December 2008

Comments

Hi everyone - just browsing through the website - great to see the children of Lismore continuing to excel. Lovely pics of the MacColl & Buchanan grandchildren and I notice a prominent bottle on the table!!! Hope to visit in the New year. xxx Beth


Name: Martin and Gill Hale

Location: Poole, Dorset

Date: 24 November 2008

Comments

We keep coming back to Lismore and it keeps getting beter and better. Thank you so much to everybody we met in October for helping make our stay the best yet. It was so very hard to leave.


Name: Stuart Farquharson

Location: Thornliebank, Glasgow G46 8UT

Date: 19 November 2008

Comments

My wife and I visited your beautiful island last year and enjoyed a cuppa in your lovely tearoom. We also visited the island museum which was excellent but having walked all the way from the slipway we were extremely gratefull to Mrs Anne Livingston? for giving us a lift back. We will definitely come visiting again
Moran taing
Stiubhart MacFhearchair


Name: Jim MacGregor

Location: East Kilbride

Date: 03 November 2008

Comments

Hi,I was wondering if someone would tell me when Tigh Iseabal Dhaibh was last inhabited, and what address it would be found under in the Census Returns?
Many thanks,Jim


Name: Ina Maccoll

Location: New Zealand

Date: 23 October 2008

Comments

Hi everyone, Archie and I are having a great holiday with George and Ruth and of course wee Archie and Bel. Five weeks have nearly gone, we have been busy travelling in North and South island and also spending lots of time going to swing parks and to the river to feed the ducks. See you in November. love Ina

Say hello to George and Ruth from everyone over here


Name: jenny kelly

Location: fanore ireland

Date: 15 October 2008

Comments

Had a lovely holiday in Lismore again this year and what made it exceptional was the wonderful service we received from David in the shop, most definitly deserving of the "Best shopkeeper of the year" award....loved the gin tasting sessions (hic)


Name: Donald (Livingstone) Clink

Location: Canada

Date: 14 October 2008

Comments

I wish to contact Isle of Lismore and Appin McColls regarding the possible formation of a Appin and Isle of Lismore based McColl Clan Society that would represent McColls that live or whose family originated in Appin and the Isle of Lismore. Despite the fact that the next to the Stewarts of Appin, the MacColls took the brunt of the casualties at Culloden in 1746 and yet the bravery and heroism of the MacColls is largely ignored and forgotten. I am of the opinion that the MacColls need a voice and should be heard. Hopefully I am not alone in this sentiment. Show your clan pride and interest in your family history and support of the efforts to build a Appin and Isle of Lismore McColl clan society. Appin and Lismore McColls lets hear from you.

Donald - We do not have any contact details for you. We have had an email from someone wishing to contact you. Please could you email us.


Name: Farquhar McKenzie

Location: Wellingborough, England

Date: 12 October 2008

Comments

Stayed on Lismore for almost 2 months when about 13 years old - my mother was looking for information about her grandfather who was the headmaster on the island (Wilson) - apart from visiting the island are there any electronic records that can be accessed?

Farquhar - someone has contacted us to say they have information about Mr Wilson that may be of interest to you.  If your are interested could you email us via the contact us page.


Name: Ryan Cameron

Location: Rochester, New York

Date: 11 October 2008

Comments

Love the website and information! My wife and I are hoping to plan a trip to Lismore for the 2009 homecomming!
Warm Regards,
-Ryan Cameron


Name: Val and Ken Moss

Location: Widnes Cheshire

Date: 09 October 2008

Comments

We visited your beautiful island on the 22nd September we took our mountain bikes over, and the day was just fantastic we could see fish in the sea on the pier waiting for the ferry, it was a lot more hilly than we expected the views from the south of the island looking across to the mainland were just fantastic the cafe was great and the quaint little church was just so peaceful, the only disappointment was the fact we didn't get to the lighthouse because there was rather a large herd of cows with calves on the roadway near the tip and no way where we riding through these and the same when we wanted to see the old quarry, but maybe next time we'll see what we want. what a fantastic way of life on this unspoilt gem. you just got to go and see it !!!!


Name: Beth Campbell

Location: corrour

Date: 09 October 2008

Comments

Hi everyone - great to hear the website will continue - really enjoyed the slide show and new look. Any information about the barn dance? Did it make money and what for etc. Would be interested to hear who I might expect to arrive for a free meal. All the best
Beth


Name: Jimmy Hamilton

Location: Ayrshire

Date: 09 October 2008

Comments

As an ex crew member on the Eigg, over 30 years ago, it was nice to find your website, kindest regards to all the island folk that knew me, they were among the best folk I have come to know in my lifetime.


Name: Jane

Location: Now in Glasgow!

Date: 06 October 2008

Comments

Hi Folks - Loving the photo slide show on the home page. Just sat and watched it and thought to myself I need to get back there soon.... Much love as always Jx


Name: Sue Huzzey (nee Smith)

Location: Devizes, Wiltshire

Date: 28 September 2008

Comments

I am SO GLAD to hear that the community website will continue. After visiting the island last October to visit my relatives, namely Aunt Mairie Smith and family, we regularly view the site for recent information to see what is going on. For a small island your sure have plenty going on!! Long may the website continue, we thoroughly enjoy it, especially the photographs. We hope to return to see you all soon.


Name: Kate Davey and Gareth Hughes

Location: London

Date: 25 September 2008

Comments

We had a lovely week on Lismore last month - a late cancellation at Achuaran House (we were meant to be driving around Armenia and Georgia for three weeks but had to cancel it because of work problems - strange how things work out!). This website was extremely helpful for information and planning. Great time walking and cycling round the island, especially being rounded up by three soft collies on the way to the castle, excellent music and singing at the ceilidh and lots of unexpected information for our friends the Carmichaels who joined us. We'll be back soon.


Name: Lesley Hamilton

Location: Bishopton Scotland

Date: 18 September 2008

Comments

I just wanted to say that I'm absolutely delighted that your web site will continue. I realise the upkeep of this is a lot of hard work for those involved but "we" on the www really appreciate having the opportunity to visit Lismore from afar when we can't be there in person. I'd also like to say a huge thanks for this and know that there are many many people around the world who truly appreciate everything you do.


Name: Michael Scott

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Date: 23 September 2008

Comments

I was touring through Scotland last September and spent a day hiking Lismore. My mothers family are from there and I felt a sense of connection. Something about the land felt like home to me. In Sept. of 2009 I will be on Lismore for the Homecoming Lismore gathering for the week. How exciting!!


Name: Deirdre

Location: 

Date: 23 September 2008

Comments

Very glad to hear that the web site is going to stay. It would have been greatly missed by a lot of people from all over the world.
Best wishes to all who have volunteered to help. Its greatly appreciated.


Name: Jim MacGregor

Location: Scotland,UNITED KINGDOM

Date: 23 September 2008

Comments

Hi All, great news re.the continuation of the site. Good luck to the new committee members and many thanks to the old. Was having a look at the old photos, that Jessie Stewart has in the photo Gallery, and was wondering if someone could be so kind in naming the people at the Post Office, and the people at the shop? Many thanks, Jim.


Name: Jim MacGregor

Location: Scotland

Date: 18 September 2008

Comments

Hi All,just hoping that today won't be the last of this Community forum.I think that the people who run it,do a great job and feel that they don't get the recognition that they deserve."Family"circumstances have prevented me from re-visiting the island since 2001, and I really appreciate being able to log on and getting all the news.The info and photographs are second to none,so "Lang may your lum reek".
Regards to all concerned and "hello" to cousin Duncan.


Name: Lorraine Black was McGillivray

Location: Dubai

Date: 14 September 2008

Comments

Hello to Archie Campbell, I was in his class at school. We sang a duet at one of the concerts organized by Lily Stewart


Name: Deirdre

Location: 

Date: 14 September 2008

Comments

Well done to Donald and Charlie (and Jess) - not only did they do a grand job as midwives they managed to get mentioned in the national press. Was shocked when I read about it in the Metro on the bus to work but should not be surprised - Lismore gets everywhere.
D


Name: John McInally

Location: East Kilbride

Date: 11 September 2008

Comments

Thank you Lismore. A friend and I have recently returned having spent two wonderful days camping, birding and walking. We meant to come last year but for various reasons could not make it.
We just loved the pace of life and the whole experience was one of total relaxation. Just the job after the year I have had. Definitely hope to come back again, possibly in the Springtime.
Took only photographs and left only footprints.


Name: Archie Campbell

Location: Richmond, British Columbia Canada

Date: 09 September 2008

Comments

Hi everyone, I grew up on Lismore between 1970 and 1978 and attended the primary school where Lily Stewart was my teacher. We lived in Port Ramsay in the croft my dad inherited from his sister and then we moved to Taynuilt when I was 8. Please say hi to anyone there who might remember me.


Name: Emma & Mike Harbour

Location: Cambridge

Date: 02 September 2008

Comments

We visited Lismore for the 2nd time last Wednesday (27th August). This time we were sensible and hired bikes. We managed to make it to the view of the lighthouse and thoroughly enjoyed our day. Once again we had some lovely refreshments at the Cafe including the best brownies we've ever tasted. We were hoping to see Donald Black at the Heritage Centre but then spotted him the following day at the Highland Games in Oban! However we didn't go and speak to him as we didn't want to intrude on his enjoyment of the Games. It was lovely to visit Lismore again and when we come to the West Highlands again we will definitely come back.


Name: catherine

Location: edinburgh

Date: 30 August 2008

Comments

I am currently researching the family tree. It has taken a while to get to the bottom of this as my mother was adopted. Having found her original birth certificate it would appear that her mother was a Margaret Jane MacIntyre from Lismore born 1913 who became pregnant out of wedlock whilst in domestic service in the Milton area of Glasgow. I will definitely be taking a trip to the island soon but wonder if the above information is ringing any bells with anyone? Thanks

Catherine - Someone has contacted us to say they may have information for you. Could you please contact us (via the contact us link) and we will put you in touch.


Name: Sister Barbara Jean Brown

Location: Neark, Delaware

Date: 23 August 2008

Comments

Greetings from Delaware, USA
I am currently working on a Masters Degree program from the University of Wales, Lampeter, in Celtic Christianity. I am at the point of writing my dissertation, and have chosen as my theme "Faith Development in the Scottish Isles". What I want to do is to record the thoughts, ideas, and faith perspectives of folk who live on some of the small islands of Scotland. I know that I, personally, feel different when I am visiting islands. I have a very different sense of place and nature, etc. I am wondering what it is like to be born and raised on islands, or for those who have chosen to live there, what their understanding and perspective of the "divine", "holy", "God" and their own place in the world. I am trying to make some decisions about what islands to visit when I come to Scotland next summer... and if there are people with whom I can talk... who would be willing to share their own faith perspectives with me. I am not necessarily looking for conversation with clergy of any particular religious tradition, but rather the folk who live and work there. I only have 4 days, in between two pilgrimage groups that I am leading, and want to make the best use of my time and travel ability. I have thought about going to Islay as an alternative. I have previously visited Mull and Iona, and simply wonder if I should stick to an area I know a little something about, or visit islands where I have never been.
I am a friend of Bishop Martin Shaw, of the Scottish Episcopal Church, who resides in Oban, if you would need a reference on me. Any help or recommendation you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
Sister Barbara Jean Brown (Sister BJ)
Abbess
Anamchara Fellowship
Newark, Delaware, USA
www.anamcharafellowship.org


Name: Mary & Jim Wilson

Location: Kirn, Dunoon.

Date: 18 August 2008

Comments

While trawling through the Internet looking for information on Lismore, we came upon your site. It's great,informative,and friendly.
We recently bought a house in Kirn, and the house name is Lismore. The thing that most attracted us to the house was the garden. We fell in love with it straight away,and it was delightful to find out that the name Lismore means 'Great Garden'.
This is our only connection with the Island of Lismore, but we hope to visit next year and spend time in your 'garden'.
Kindest Regards,
Mary & Jim Wilson


Name: Angie Keating

Location: Erroll Schoolhouse B&B, Cruden Bay

Date: 07 August 2008

Comments

I have one of your residents coming to stay with us and looked at your website out of curiosity! It all looks lovely and when I get time off, a visit will be on the agenda! I shall enjoy chatting to Tamsin at the weekend.


Name: Alicia Brown

Location: Hull, Yorkshire

Date: 30 July 2008

Comments

I got back from Lismore today. Just wanted to say I loved every minute, like I always do!
Do you know if there's going to be any photos of the sports and dances?
Alicia. x.

Photos of sports now on - did you take any good photos? If you have any good ones maybe you would send them to us.


Name: Kirsten Haebel

Location: Rendsburg, Germany

Date: 24 July 2008

Comments

Visited the island in summer 2006, very small, but very pretty!


Name: Ian Watt

Location: Stirling

Date: 21 July 2008

Comments

Passed by on the ferry to Mull (on to Iona), liked what I saw so had a look at your website. The site is really good, lots of good information and a valuable insight into life on the island. Perhaps the next time I'm out & about I'll pay a proper visit rather than a passing one.


Name: Dave McGeachan

Location: Gourock, Inverclyde

Date: 20 July 2008

Comments

Just re-visited Lismore after 29 years, i was 11 years old when i was last on the island - really lovely to see Port Ramsey again - my parents and my brother (and grandparents at times) stayed in Larkrise 3 weeks in July for over 10 years (from approx 1969-79) Great to see it hasn't changed much.
07711 282288


Name: Pat Dyer

Location: Minchinhampton Gloucestershire

Date: 14 July 2008

Comments

Super Web site.
Useful flora and fauna information.
Beautiful music.
Looking forward to visiting your island this summer.


Name: anita syers-gibson

Location: herefordshire, england

Date: 14 July 2008

Comments

I know Scotland well, having lived there for fourteen years, though now we are back in England. I have visited many places, but never Lismore. Now, at last, I have the opportunity. My daughter is a good fiddle player and we are on our way to the Aboyne Games where there is a new competition, but meanwhile we shall be enjoying a short holiday in Appin and plan, at last, to visit Lismore. Your website is excellent and gives a good flavour of your island. The week after next we just await good weather and we shall be on that ferry. Can't wait! (My daughter remembers a sad tune, "Leaving Lismore" she heard once at the Aberfeldy Mod)

Anita - if you visit the Music section of our website - you can listen to the Lismore Lighthouse Band playing "Leaving Lismore".  Hope you enjoy your visit


Name: Mark Moskvitch

Location: Sydney, Australia

Date: 07 July 2008

Comments

Hello, I have traced my wife's family back to Archibald McDonald (b.1738) who married Mary Johnson (b.1742). Both were from Lismore and married there before somehow making their way to Moidart.
I am keen to hear from anyone who might also be interested in this McDonald line.
My email is mmoskvitch at vtown.com.au
Many thanks for an interesting site !!!


Name: Billy Anderson

Location: Melbourne

Date: 23 June 2008

Comments

Great web site,I had the pleasure of being on Lismore with my wife back in 1999. My great grandfather John Black was a Blacksmith born on Lismore in 1860 at Clockalea to Donald Black(slate quarrier) and Catherine McIntyre.Hope to visit Lismore next time I am home in God,s country, all the best.Billy Anderson.


Name: janet anne burns nee macdonald (of macColl, Campbell and McGregor stock !)

Location: Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

Date: 04 June 2008

Comments

Having arrived home safe and well, Bruce and I would very much like to express our appreciation of the absolutely wonderful welcome and assistance in finding historical fact which was extended to us by everyone with whom we were in contact during our all-too-brief visit to Lismore yesterday ! Thank you all so much !
It was wonderful to make acquaintance once again with Archie and Ina and to partake of their hospitality and this, together with the clarification which was made possible of the relationships of my forebears enabled me to enjoy an unforgettable day in Lismore once again ! We will most definitely return to Lismore given a suitable opportunity and will follow-up all the leads given to us yesterday ! We were most impressed with the Heritage Centre which has been made possible by the combined efforts of all concerned and we offer our congratulations to everyone involved !
Kind regards, Janet Anne Burns +Bruce Burns Wednesday 4thJune'08


Name: Karen McLarney

Location: Oban

Date: 29 May 2008

Comments

Just looking through the photos - I love living in Oban but I MISS Lismore! What a gorgeous place; I'll be back to visit soon.
Hi to everyone,
Karen xx


Name: Cheryl Rudd

Location: Cameron Cottage

Date: 01 June 2008

Comments

We visited The Isle of Lismore over the bank holiday and stayed at Jude's cottage(Cameron Cottage), we loved every minute of our stay and found the island spectacular in it's gorgeous scenery. We found the few people we met, pleasant and thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing long weekend with the animals and people of Lismore, enjoying the splendour of its gorgeous Flora and Fauna and gorgeous walks. Hoping to visit again soon. x


Name: John Lloyd Jones

Location: Pelcomb.Pembrokeshire

Date: 21 May 2008

Comments

Barbara, Many thanks for a memorable day on the Island on 16May. I much apprecite the effort you put into the organising the day and the input of your colleagues.
My regards also to the Gaelic speaking lady I chatted to while she was working in the garden.
Diolcn yn fawr iawn.

We enjoyed your visit. Ed


Name: Mike Earrey

Location: Blair Atholl

Date: 27 May 2008

Comments

Five of us paddled round Lismore over last weekend, 25 and25 May. The weather was great and what a lovely island. We started from Port Appin, crossed over and followed the SE coastline of Lismore down to the SW tip, where we squeezed through a gap between the main island and Eilean Musdile. The sunshine and wildlife on the NW side of Lismore was spectacular, seals, porpoises and otters all seen within an hour. Rounding Bernera the cliffs were covered in the most spectacular show of wildflowers, all a bit different from the norm as they were loving the limestone soil. All of this could really only be seen from the sea. We paddled on up to Castle Coeffin w here we camped for the night. Watching the sun go down over Morven was wonderful, a real privelage. The next day was a little different, with a lively wind picking up. We paddled up and round the headlands into a strong head wind, interesting waves, and round into Port Ramsey, then around the top tip of Lismore and back across to Port Appin.
What struck me was how green the island is and I will be back, this time with my wife and on bycycles to sample the inland part of the island. I am pleased to see that there is a shop and cafe which will add to our future experience of the island.
Your website is great, it can only add to the enjoyment of both residents and visitors. It's a shame more communities do not get it together as well as you.
We will see you this summer.
Mike Earrey
Blair Atholl


Name: Emma Harbour

Location: Cambridge, UK

Date: 16 May 2008

Comments

My husband and I visited your beautiful island last May for the day whilst staying in Benderloch. We are coming back to Benderloch in August for 6 days and plan to visit Lismore. We hope that we get the opportunity to speak to Donald Black again at the museum as he had so many interesting stories to tell.


Name: Maureen

Location: England

Date: 15 May 2008

Comments

I visit this smashing website often in the hope of seeing something about my niece and her family who moved there some years ago. They are Karen & Tony McClarney (Tony's a fireman) and their two boys Kieran & Connor. I haven't heard from Karen for some time but I hope all is well with them all and that they are enjoying life and good health.
Best wishes from Maureen


Name: Mary

Location: NY

Date: 06 May 2008

Comments

Can someone please advise if there is a Barn Dance being held on the island on 26 July...

There is usually a barn dance on the evening of the sports day. It has not yet been confirmed whether there will be one this year. When it is confirmed we will update the what's on page.


Name: Ryan Cameron

Location: West Henrietta, New York, USA

Date: 20 April 2008

Comments

Great website! I hope you will be able to have more expanded information. I enjoyed the historical section greatly, as I am doing some research on my family heritage. I may have had a relative who lived on Lismore, so I hope to find more records soon.
Looking forward to possibly visiting the island this May as well!


Name: Chris Burrow

Location: Blackburn,Lancashire,England

Date: 16 April 2008

Comments

My family and I visited the island in the summer of last year(2007)
Unfortunately my wife was taken ill on our visit and I would just like to say thanks to everyone for their help and compassion at the time.
The local Doctor was very quick to help and arrange things and also a very big thanks to the ferry lads who came very quicky to our aid (I still owe them a drink)Definately coming back!


Name: Phil Whiting/ Rosie Naish

Location: Kendal

Date: 05 April 2008

Comments

We visited for the day last Thursday. Weather wasn't good but as ever, getting away from it all was excellent. Rosie is recovering from a road accident, and we just had time to slowly walk along to the cafe. What a great spot. I had the Lismore breakfast. I don't often eat meat and the black pudding was really tasty. We called into the shop en route. It is one of my pet gripes with Scotland that there aren't enough trees protected from the sheep and Deer. It was nice to see those planted along the road.


Name: Phil and Rosie

Location: Kendal

Date: 05 April 2008

Comments

Another thought we had..... oil seems to be nearing its peak and recent price rises would seem to be a sign of things to come. Has anyone on the island looked at the economics of installing micro wind power? People are often against the aesthetics of the windmills, but now would seem to be an ideal time to begin to think of alternatives as electricity production on a large scale becomes more difficult. If windmills are going to work anywhere then somewhere like Lismore must have a chance.


Name: Barbara Lawley

Location: Wimborne, Dorset

Date: 06 April 2008

Comments

I have very fond memories of the Isle of Lismore. During the late 50'and early 60's I was employed as a Nannie to the daughter of Col and Mrs Fell, Colonel Fell was the Laird of the Island. We spent summers on the island in a very old house without gas or electricity. We read by candlelight in the evenings and cooked outside on a woodburning stove after fishing for trout. The farmer delivered the milk pouring into jugs at the gate. There were no vehicles on the island and the entertainment was Barn Dancing with piano accordains providing the music. A local lad Archie McGilvery would call for me and walk me to the dance. These memories have stayed with me all my life and I promise myself that I must re-visit the island just to see if the magic is still there.
Maybe you will know if the Fell family still have an interest in the island as I know the Col and Mrs Fell have passed away and I lost contact with Amanda the daughter many years ago.
I intend to return and would appreciate any information which you have for me.
Thank you for your time.

This is very interesting Barbara. I am sure you would find many of the people you remember were you to visit. And all of the magic. Achuran House is still owned by the Fells and you will find it under our accommodation section for holiday renting. Archie MacGillivray is also here and would walk you to the dances again! Ed


Name: Bill Woods

Location: Lismore - Australia

Date: 21 March 2008

Comments

Informative site - I am looking forward to visiting the Isle in the summer


Name: James Carmichael

Location: Memphis,TN U.S.A.

Date: 08 March 2008

Comments

I have been tracing my descendents, And I have been able to trace them back to Lismore. My grandfather x9 was born there in 1730.My grandfather before him was born in Lanark in 1712.Your website has giving a glimpse of my past. I wanted to see were my roots got started. Would love to visit someday.
thanks James Carmichael.


Name: Ailsa Rothenbury

Location: Perth, Western Australia

Date: 06 March 2008

Comments

This is a very interesting web site. I just looked it up because Tom McLachlan (scotland) sent some information to my sister Rowena. but it is late now and i have to be at work in the morning - so will check it out later. I am a child health nurse and visited queen Mary hospital last August when i attended the Soroptimist International Convention in Glasgow. My grandfather was duggald McKenzie McLachlan and he and the family emmigrated from Largs in 1913 - he was a shipwright - and his certificate of membership of that union is in the Sydney Maritime museum in New South Wales, Australia. Pity i can't order that lamb from here!!
Cheers
Ailsa


Name: Emma Nicol

Location: Angus

Date: 29 February 2008

Comments

Hi im Emma, was speaking to a pal about moving from where i stay currently and lismore was recommended to me so would like to look into it further if possible.
Thanks


Name: Marlene MacKinnon

Location: Glasgow

Date: 26 February 2008

Comments

On browsing through the Lismore website as I am wont to do when I have lots of work to do! It occurred to me that we had been given a copy of a poem by a friend and union colleague a number of years ago. I couldn't put my hands on it but then decided to check the little volume of poems he has recently had published by Luath Press. The verses are accompanied by some lovely Oscar Marzaroli photographs and when I looked, there it was, "Clear Glint of Lismore". The collection is called Slate, Sea and Sky and the author is Norman Bissell who now lives on Luing - hence the "Slate". I haven't got Norrie's address but if anyone was interested in the book for themselves or the library I'm sure Luath Press (0131 225 4326) would give more info. I am sure the Lismore poem would be available to reproduce on the website if this was of interest. I enjoyed my escape to the website today. Mairi's singing is beautiful and we are looking forward to hearing her on Saturday! Best wishes to everyone
Marlene


Name: Gill Haywood

Location: Helston, Cornwall

Date: 17 February 2008

Comments

We so enjoyed the Lismore oysters at Ee-Usk that we wanted to buy some to take home but could not find out how. We are staying at the Barriemore in Oban and will be back. If there is a way it would be great to get an emal to gihaywoodhotmail.com Thank you


Name: James Thorn

Location: Round Rock, Texas

Date: 17 February 2008

Comments

Lismore looks to be a wonderful "Off the beaten track" place for me to visit on my next trip to the UK.


Name: Pamela Douglas

Location: Worcester

Date: 02 February 2008

Comments

Looking forward to my visit in May, your island looks beautiful.


Name: James Hodson

Location: Lismore - New South Wales

Date: 02 February 2008

Comments

Greetings from Lismore in NSW - Australia. It was great to find your web site and learn a little about your wonderful Island. Hope to visit one day.
Best wishes


Name: Duncan MacDougall

Location: Alberta Canada

Date: 29 January 2008

Comments

Just saying hi to family and friends over in Scotland. Everyone here is doing great. Last time I was there I was with my Grandpa (John MacDougall) and with my Auntie Ruanna with her twins Samantha and Bryson. Wonderful hospitality! We had an INCREDIBLE time on Lismore and can't wait to get over there again someday. All the best in 2008! Great Website!


Name: Helen & Chris Stevens

Location: Cardiff - South Wales

Date: 25 January 2008

Comments

A simple message from Tony and Jennifer Baker's Sister and Brother -In-Law. Our recent visit to you was extremely sad and yet so powerful that it will remain with us forever. Through our regular visits to your island we have come to know many of you and think of you as our friends. As Tony's sister I want to thank you for everything that you did for my 'big brother' and continue to do for Jennifer and the Kids, I am proud to know you and look forward to visiting you all again very soon. God bless you all and hold you safely in the palm of his hand Helen, Chris and Family


Name:  Liz Stewart Drawbell

Location:  Forres Moray

Date: 15 January 2008

Ace website. I look forward to my visit on Saturday 19th January when a few of you brave souls are undertaking your Midis training. As for me I will be off for a wander after a cup of coffee in the cafe. Will report back after my adventure.


Name: Deirdre Campbell

Location: Linwood

Date: 06 January 2008

Comments

Feels strange that I wasn't on Lismore at New Year, so this is to wishes everyone the best for 2008. Will see you all sometime this tear I hope. Deirdre


Name: j palmer and family and the bedworths family

Location: achuran house

Date: 06 January 2008

Comments

we have just spent new year here.wat a great place .and fantastic locals ,who could not do enough for you.great walks. thanks for making us feel so welcome.the website was a great help .will return for another hol


Name: Beth Campbell

Location: Corrour

Date: 03 January 2008

Comments

Best wishes for a very happy and prosperous New Year to you all. Hope to see some of you during 2008. Regards Beth


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