Memories of Stroma

Pictured is Brechin Rotary President Dave Howson in front of a Stroma island vista.

Pictured is Brechin Rotary President Dave Howson in front of a Stroma island vista.

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At last week’s Brechin Rotary Club meeting, president Dave Howson shared a few stories from his recent journey to the far flung island of Stroma.

Dave took the members on a journey in his own inimitable style around many of the sights he saw on his stay on this windswept island just off the mainland of Scotland.

He described an island bleak and uninhabited now, but full of stories of the past.

Indeed, Dave claims his forebears once lived on this speck in the Pentland Firth with, as he put it, its open expanses and sturdy cliffs surrounded by a maelstrom of eddies.

Dave is a man of the outdoors and his illustrated presentation revealed a maritime treasure-trove of shipwrecks and animal life, including close ups of seals and killer whales.

Rotarian Paul Roberts gave Dave a vote of thanks for his most entertaining and informative presentation.