Wednesday, 14 November 2012

An Appeal

The most remote permanently-settled of the British isles is Foula. The contributions of the Holbourn family to this Shetland island are immense and now we learn that a senior member of the family, John, died on 8 November 2012. He was the former-husband of the late Isobel Holburn, lived in his later years at Bradford-upon-Avon and had been a subscriber to this magazine. More information about his life and times would be appreciated.

Scottish Islands Explorer - aware of how individuals assist small communities


Anonymous said...

If you throw a stone off the huge western cliffs, it takes 11 seconds to reach the sea. Potatoes are burned black by salt gales in high summer.

Anonymous said...

I was sorry to hear of the passing of John Holbourn.
The Holbourn name is synonimous with the island of Foula. As a regular visitor to this island for twenty years, I know their love of this far flung outpost of quiet human existance strikes a chord with all those that know where to find contentedness in this crazy world.