The Boat pull team has a new boat this year!
A new name was required, folk were asked to suggest names, 80 names were placed in a hat and she was named A 'CHROMAICH (Sanctuary).
Wednesday 28th - The team set off for the Isle of Skye for three days for the Skye Boat pull. This years team comprising of 2 drivers for safety vehicles, 2 bucket men, and 4 men on the boat. The pull started at the Uig ferry terminal where the bucket men started collecting from vehicles waiting to go on and off the ferry. The boys were pulling hard up the brae out of Uig and being piped by a local piper who had joined us. Then heading for Portree 16 miles away.
On arrival the boat was pulled around the town then back out to the Aros centre, the start position for Thursday. The Pier Hotel, Portree was our base for the rest of the week. Wednesday evening the boys collected money in most of the local hotels.
Thursday starts with a photo shoot at the Aros centre, then heading off south up the hills, passing the Cullin hills, then down the hills heading for Luib. A total of 18 miles covered. Again in the evening we collected with buckets at hotels, restaurants & in the streets.
Friday 18miles to Kyle of Lochalsh lifeboat station, via Broadford and Kyleakin roundabout, collected from cars, buses, coaches, houses and shops we passed. A Piper, who piped us into Kyleakin, then joined us. Then heading over the bridge piper ahead of us, he piped us and around the streets of Kyle to the Finish at Kyle Lifeboat Station. The team was ferried back to Portree by Annan Dryburgh in the cruiser Kirann.
Funds raised this year were split three ways between Portree & Kyle lifeboats and Children with Leukaemia.
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