MacPhee Bagging

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On Monday 4th, there was a great turnout for a tour of all of Colonsay’s 300ft peaks (the MacPhees), a 20 mile sponsored circuit in aid of Educational Travel for students at the primary school.  The pupils themselves were out in force – and did extremely well, completing all three of the initial peaks.  Rosie was the first to reach the summit of Carnan Eoin, possibly because she followed the path whilst Felix decided it would be more exciting and difficult to struggle through the heather;  he made amazing progress and would happily have kept going if he had not been withdrawn after the third.  Ella was like a gazelle and would certainly have been game for the first 7 peaks; Ella seems to be tempted by free-running and at one point was discovered climbing the vertical face of a rockwall.  Meanwhile Eve claimed the title of bravest person – on the slopes of A’ Bheinn Bheag there is one of MacPhee’s hiding places and as soon as it was pointed out, Eve boldly explored it on behalf of us all.  After the first 7 summits, numbers were reduced but the circuit was completed in full be Caitlin Collins, Derek Emslie, Kevin Byrne and Lola.  Sponsorship forms raised £264.00 and there were further sums raised by JustGiving and also through forms promoted by the pupils themselves – if all goes well, it is hoped that maybe £400 will be raised.

The Air Service
The Direction Plate

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