Thursday, 30 October 2014
Make a Note for '48
There appears to be a cloud question mark over the Earth's most remote permanently-settled island, Tristan da Cunha. There were questions about the island presented on Barra and North Uist earlier this week when Alasdair MacEachen gave an illustrated talk, as part of the Faclan events, on his visit to Tristan and its only settlement, Edinburgh of the Seven Seas. This was in 2011, the 50th anniversary of the volcanic eruption that led to temporary, though complete, evacuation. A date to note is Saturday 5 December 2048, when a total eclipse line will centre on the island, giving a full two-and-a-half minutes of darkness.
Scottish Islands Explorer - should have 300 issues to its name by then