To the south of South Rona is Garbh Eilean, a tidal island, but to the west, beyond Acarsaid Mhor (above) is Eilean Garbh and this islet is both uninhabited and permanently cut off. It will become a temporary home to Claire Calder, from Applecross, and her two small dogs. Wild camping and self-sufficiency will see them through this castaway experience in aid of the Scottish Burned Children's Club. A prospective campsite on Eilean Garbh (below) was selected, survey and photographed by Bill Cowie, the island manager of South Rona.
Claire's daughter, aged 8 in 2002, suffered 50% burns in a camping accident while away from her Kyle of Lochalsh home and this organisation, as well as hospital staff, family and friends, gave her tremendous support. She is now 21 years of age. Full details are here at Scribd and you will be able to follow matters directly on the Isle of Rona Log.
Scottish Islands Explorer - casts itself away every eight weeks