So car, sew good, in heavy Eas­dale move

The Oban Times - - News -

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”

avid Bar­ratt

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HELP­ING HANDS : Mov­ing the large sewing ma­chine

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