Num­bers up for Isle of Muck open day

The Oban Times - - News -

VIS­I­TOR num­bers were up at this year’s Isle of Muck open day, with more than 100 peo­ple trav­el­ling to the is­land on Sun­day June 19.

The an­nual event gives vis­i­tors the chance to see all as­pects of is­land life, with en­ter­tain­ment and lo­cal food on of­fer.

With a tiny pop­u­la­tion of around 30 peo­ple, it is one of the busiest days on the is­land and ev­ery­one gets in­volved.

Muck res­i­dent Lawrence MacEwen said: ‘Last year only 37 peo­ple came to the open day, so it was good to see more this year.’

Lawrence’s wife runs the is­land’s tea­room, where a va­ri­ety of lo­cal food was served.

Mr MacEwen said: ‘A num­ber of is­landers work in the tea­room on the open day and make food for the day.’

As well as great food, there was an art ex­hi­bi­tion in the com­mu­nity cen­tre, where sev­eral pic­tures were bought by some of the vis­i­tors.

Muck Pri­mary School also held an art ex­hi­bi­tion, which show­cased pupils’ art.

Mr MacEwen con­tin­ued: ‘The school had a num­ber of events on dur­ing the day. It has an area out­side where pupils grow veg­eta­bles and the chil­dren en­joyed show­ing it to the vis­i­tors.

‘The school also has baby duck­lings and peo­ple loved see­ing them.’

Lawrence took part in the day when he took guests round the is­land on his trailer, telling them all about what it is like to live on the is­land.

Lawrence’s daugh­ter and son-in-law run a shooting range, of­fer­ing the chance to take part in some bird shooting.

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