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Lone hero Len averts dry Christmas crisis on Colonsay

sneil@obantimes.co.uk

IT’S THE stuff of island Christmas nightmares: you’ve stocked up all the food and drink for the big day, ready for anything your hungry and thirsty family might demand, and then the water pipe springs a massive leak in a remote spot that needs a helicopter to get to.

That was the logistical challenge facing 10 households on Colonsay when a three-inch mains pipe burst the day before Christmas Eve, depriving households of water to boil their potatoes and sprouts for Christmas dinner, or even make a consoling cup of tea.

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