The saga goes on …

For the avoidance of doubt, the photo below states where all the white goods came from in the first place:

But …  instead of Eilean Eisdeal directors (the owners of “The Mess”) being shamed by Willie’s example, and deciding to take responsibility and load the goods  themselves into their Landrover truck or 4×4 and take everything to Moleigh, one of them chose to scrawl what’s shown in the photo below:

Why? Trying to transfer the blame onto Willie by publicly naming him as the culprit – and, by inference, implicating the Council – is not only untrue, it’s downright malicious. Council officers are aware of the perpetrator of this childishly vindictive act, and are considering what action to take.

Meanwhile, Tony Seafari, having noted visitors’ reactions to “The Mess”, moved it out of the way and covered it up. 

Now, as he said he would, Willie has taken the items to Moleigh – where their owners should have taken them in the first place. 

Will Willie’s truly community-spirited act be the end of this sorry saga?

Probably not!

We still await Eilean Eisdeal’s apparently impending application for a change of use of the Rush & Gush to a waste storage area. It is their determination to achieve this that is at the root of the problem. Island residents are thoroughly fed of up Eilean Eisdeal, and Mitchell Joinery & Building, dumping their rubbish on community land deliberately to create a problem that Eilean Eisdeal can then claim to be working to “solve” with the change of use.

Why are they so determined?

Here’s the scenario as we see it. A change of use would mean the classification status of the Rush & Gush land would be changed from “Conservation” to “Brown land”, thereby officially permitting the continued dumping of assorted garbage and opening up the possibility for Eilean Eisdeal to apply for permission to build their bunkhouse/hostel (without kitchen of course, as Keren insists).

Who would benefit? Not the island residents, who have already said they do not want such development on the island.

Yes! The only possible beneficiary would be the Puffer Bar and its Eilean Eisdeal director owner.

4 Responses to “The saga goes on …”

  • Steve:

    I went over to Easdale a year ago, and decided to google to see a bit more about the island. I was saddened to see all the negativeness and bitterness. I feel very sorry for you all. The island could be a truly stunning place, in a beautiful part of the world, but community politics, alleged corruption, petty disputes and fundamentally selfish living seems to have a stain on your community. It’s such a shame that there is such bitterness and selfishness. I too walked past a staggering amount of dumped white goods, dangerous building material and half finished building jobs.

    Why would anyone want to buy a house on the island?

    • Eug:

      Please don’t feel sorry for us Steve, the island IS a beautiful place and a wonderful place to visit and live, the petty bickering is really just that, petty. I wish I could post some photos to show you how beautiful it is! Don’t be put off by what you read online.

  • Newsroom:

    You’re absolutely right Eug.
    Easdale IS a beautiful place.
    And so it’s all the more the pity then that some are trying to turn parts of it into a dump.
    Well, no … actually … a part of the island has ALREADY been turned into a DUMP.
    Why?
    For whose ends or means??
    For what purpose???
    Surely the Puffer Bar and the Bothy Gallery want to attract visitors and customers?
    We need to take note of comments such as Steve’s above.
    How do others see us?

  • Dumb Blond:

    Eug,

    Is it ‘petty’ to secretively plan to build large scale developments against the wishes of the islanders?

    Is it ‘petty’ to despoil the island by wilfully dumping rubbish in a conspirational attempt to sway the Council toward reclassifying the Conservation status of the island?

    Is it ‘petty’ to secretively enter a competition with a proposal to build a wind turbine on the island? (Luckily, the Council and the Government Reporter rejected the scheme during the planning process but it caused a lot of stress and anxiety to many residents.)

    Is it ‘petty’ to ignore the Island Residents Association, with no reason given? Or even to declare that they (the charity directors) do not recognise it?

    If this is petty, what exactly is serious in your book, Eug?

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