Thursday, 27 June 2019

Roll Up For Rockall

Lupine Travel offered a trip to Rockall and the waiting-list soon opened. See The Times report.

Scottish Islands Explorer - nowhere's off limits
Digital Edition: in range ... by satellite

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

From Syria to Stornoway

From the devastation of a Syrian city to the tranquility of Stornoway, the main town on the Isle of Lewis. Two new refugee families will soon be joining the 34 others who have settled in the Outer Hebrides. The Press and Journal carries the report.

Scottish Islands Explorer - would be good to have them as readers
Digital Edition: communicates with the war-torn and safe-havens

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

4G on Berneray?

The proposal to erect a 4G mast on Berneray, North Uist, has stirred at least six people to object. It's the dilemma of modernisation. See the Stornoway Gazette.

Scottish Islands Explorer - understands the balance
Digital Edition: obviously dependent on masts

Monday, 24 June 2019

Commemoration Plus ...

Beneath these quiet waters of Scapa Flow, Orkney, lie numerous wrecks. Commemorations, this weekend, of 100 years of the German Fleet scuttling and what happens? An unexploded torpedo is found. Read about it with the BBC.

Scottish Islands Explorer - usually calm above and below the surface
Digital Edition: operates above water levels

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Feet Up

Here's a feet-up, weekend-image by David Dougans that can apply to mountain and / or island vistas. It's in the current BBC Your Pictures of Scotland series.

Scottish Islands Explorer - always looking out, often at sunrise
Digital Edition: not easily missed

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Top End Space

There's plenty of room on Unst for a space station at the top end of Shetland and here's a report on how matters are faring - from The Press and Journal.

Scottish Islands Explorer - would enjoy covering a launch
Digital Edition: accustomed to satellite communicating

Friday, 21 June 2019

'Remote Access'

Planning permission has been given for the St Kilda Centre - Ionad Hiort - at Uig on Lewis - some 41 miles from the fabled island group. One of its features will be 'remote access' as a visitor attraction. The Stornoway Gazette carries an item on this proposal.

Scottish Islands Explorer - always looking out for St Kilda
Digital Edition: revolves around remote access

Thursday, 20 June 2019

On Sale

The latest edition - July / August 2019 - is now in the shops and so, if possible, go to flick through, and hopefully buy, or take a look at the Digital Edition online. Subscription-purchases are, of course, available.

Scottish Islands Explorer - ready for you
Digital Edition: will be on your screen at speed

Wednesday, 19 June 2019


John McGuinness was intrigued by the ways in which these seals on the Isle of Harris blended with the scenery. Their camouflage techniques are impressive. His photograph appears in the most recent BBC Your Pictures of Scotland.

Scottish Islands Explorer - likes to see images integrate with the items
Digital Edition: moves text and photos seamlessly

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

A Sunday Issue

A confrontation is imminent concerning playing golf on the Stornoway course on a Sunday. Many members wish to; the owners of the land do not want Sabbath observance to end. It's an issue at the heart of the traditional lifestyle on the Isle of Lewis. The BBC has the story.

Scottish Islands Explorer - read seven days a week
Digital Edition: never ceases its output