Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Off-shore, on-line, in Skye on a September Saturday
The Celeste, a glittering sailing boat made up of 60,000 inch-square mirror tiles, will be sailing into Portree on Saturday 10 September and cruising purposefully around the coast of Skye. It will be broadcasting songs, stories and suggestions - via the local radio station, Cuillin FM - to people tuned in on-shore. The intention is to create interest in arts and events as well as to re-create the excitement of the 1960s pirate radio era when ships broadcast from moorings off-shore around the UK and Ireland. Internet connections can access local radio which, in turn, becomes world-wide. Further details will follow.
Scottish Islands Explorer - tries to get around the islands as well