So car, sew good, in heavy Easdale move
A BUSINESS moving its headquarters to the tiny island of Easdale had to bring a car over too, for the first time in many years.
Oban Times reader, David Barratt, explained: ‘My Mum and her company, Katya Embroidery, moved to Easdale island over the past week.
‘Most of the furniture and machinery was moved by hand from the ferry to the house via wheelbarrows.
‘But a special exception was made to allow a car on the island to help shift the half-ton sewing machine from a barge to the house.
‘We had the help of many of the island’s residents and some
holidaymakers too, who helped ferry small items to the house and lift the 500kg machine off the barge and over to the car.’
David continued: ‘The half- ton machine was intended to be brought on the barge in a horse box, but when we tried loading it on from Cuan, the horse trailer was four centimetres too wide.
‘So we had to frantically off load the contents onto the barge and man-handle the machine, which is very expensive and the basis of my mum’s livelihood, across the ramp and onto the barge.’
He added: ‘My mum, Ruth. and myself, would like to thank the community for their help, especially the ferry crew who did a lot of loading and unloading, probably on the condition she’s never allowed to move again!’
A special exception was made to allow a car on the island”
HELPING HANDS : Moving the large sewing machine