First I’d like to apologise for the absence of an August issue and explain that the reason for this is a rather last minute change in Editorship. We bid farewell to Kevin Byrne who has worked in recent times as ‘acting editor’ to keep our friends, home and away, up-to-date with the goings-on here on Colonsay. We hope that this may be a step towards him and Christa having time for some well-deserved relaxation.
I have written for the Corncrake twice in my life; those with a particularly keen memory may recall my shared thoughts regarding the fish farm two years ago. It is, however, unlikely that many will remember the book review I wrote when I was 11. This newsletter has come a long way since then; the website has capabilities for hi-resolution video, images and audio, a wider reach than ever…it’s a fantastic time to be involved.
I have written for the Corncrake twice in my life. But I’ve read it all my life. As such it gives me great pleasure to wave a vigorous “hello”, take my seat in the prestigious Editorial swivelly-chair (all the most important chairs are swivelly chairs) and welcome you to my first issue of the Corncrake.