Hi, Alastair, I just want to thank you for posting this beginning chapter on the islands of the Outer Hebrides. I've got several books from/about these islands, descriptions, stories, etc. Really like it. I, in my own mind, have traveled to Oban, & then got onto a boat/ship, going to varied islands. Many thanks.
The other that I wish to state is in regard to the name Tyree. I, having been an Air Force brat, lived in England, as most of you all know. Some of my very best friends from those times are a family of people...whose name is Tyree. I have often wondered how they got that name, but it's something I haven't asked. They are at some distance away from me at present, but we do keep in touch. My closeness with them was at our base in England, as they lived just down the street from my family of origin. Two girls of their family & I spent much time together, & when I had a slumber party at our house, they were there. That's been at least, if not more, than 50 years ago. We're still friends. Peace...Joan