Thursday, 6 February 2014
The residents of St Kilda had a custom of sending 'mail boats' over 40 miles to Lewis and Harris. However, an 11-year-old girl from Northern Ireland sent a message in a bottle from Torr Head which reached Galson Beach, Lewis, some 200 miles away. Details are in the Belfast News Letter - a publication, founded in 1737, which claims to be the oldest English language, general daily newspaper in the world. So it has been reaching people for some 277 years. Two achievements here.
Scottish Islands Explorer - dispatching messages for only 15 years