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RETRO Roamer

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It was ceilidh time in the Small Isles as the directors and officials of Lochaber Limited, our local enterprise company, went to work – on Eigg. Overseas, aboard the Shearwater. The novel twist for their meeting and workshopping with the islanders of Eigg and Muck was that the business was being conducted aboard the Shearwater itself. The Small Isles cognoscenti among you will know that the vessel also doubles – and, in some cases, trebles – as the Eigg pub. The Shearwater is licensed and the locals troop down to the pier when it arrives to have a chat, a dram and a beer. So the Lochaber Limited ‘Boarding Party’ went with a real swing, with the islanders appreciating the efforts of the company in taking time out to sail across to meet them.

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