|This now well know local website (The Carradale Goat) has been on the go now for 8 years this month.Originally set up by Gary Sutherland back in 2004 and with Gary and family moving on to a new abode the website was taken onboard by myself.
Coming up on 4 years of running the site we have today reached the one millionth viewer,a great support received from the local's,visitor's and ex pats's who log on.On average around 1500 hits per week and sitting 9th on The Scottish Top Site Directory just shows it's popularity.You have to excuse me now and again if I do not update the site daily ( which does take time to organise) or may forget to post your blog but work and other committments comes first,and then the enjoyment of sitting down to check all I have to post.
Hopefull to continue running for many years to come and your help would be appreciated by sending any news/photo items to me as some times i have to scour the notice boards or bus shelters. Send them to my e-mail address which is on the home page.
Gary's first post: RNLI Fundraising in Carradale 20-08-04
A very pleasant day was had by all in Carradale Harbour this weekend as the village hosted this year's annual fun day in aid of the RNLI. The local fire engine turned-out, as did the Coastguard, and there were assorted games and refreshments to be had.
The stars of the show, however, were the lifeboats who called in at the harbour for visitors to tour the boats.
The RNLB Ernest & Mary Shaw 17-19 is based at Campbeltown and was expected but the RNLB Dora Foster McDougall 14-24 was a surprise visitor. She was en route from the Isle of Man where she had been serving as a relief boat and just happened to meet the Campbeltown lifeboat en-route for Carradale. (Pictures in the gallery section.)
All in all an excellent day with even the sun putting in an appearance.