Monday, 22 December 2008

Berneray sleigh and tree

Berneray Community Council has funded a brightly lit Christmas tree for the island, as the Comhairle are too stingy / bankrupt / focused on Lewis to the detriment of all the other islands, to fund Christmas decorations.

Andy Carr did a superb job on making the sleigh and getting it and the tree sorted out. Thanks also for Jim in his garage / shed, which provided the electricity for the tree when it was parked next to the Nurs'es Cottage. The tree is currently travelling around Berneray, and will appear in various locations over the next few weeks.

Here's a not very good picture of it:


And here's a short and also not very good video of it, twinkling away a few nights ago next to the Nurses Cottage.

A peaceful Christmas, and a healthy and prosperous 2009, to readers of this blog.


  1. Hope Sammy has a great Christmas.

  2. oh, i love the video. merry christmas to all up there near santa.

  3. Berneray in 2008: keeping the Post Office « Silversprite31 December 2008 at 21:13

    [...] The normal cycle of events: first footing, Calluinn night, sheep being moved off the island, Berneray Week, annual ferry refit, sheep being moved onto the island, the Christmas meal, the market in Lochmaddy, continued. More people got into growing their own, and making their own foods. No new groups were formed, though most of the existing groups had changes of officers. In a partnership between Andy and Berneray Community Council, the island finished the year with an excellent Christmas tree, sleigh and Santa. [...]