We might be on a small island but folk on St Kilda joined in the celebrations to mark the Queen's jubilee. The bank holiday and some fairly good weather gave us a great opportunity to have a BBQ. With limited resources, Bev had the genius idea to make bunting by stringing together the maritime signal flags - I hope they didn't spell anything rude!
Photos: signal bunting; bunting from roof to roof
Everyone on island was invited and it was great to see QinetiQ staff, contractors, NTS, the Work Party and mouse researchers gathered together. Tom, and Bev took charge of the cooking; I've never seen so much meat!
Photos: Tom contemplating the task ahead; the BBQ heating up; lots of meat!
Photos: Busy but still time to smile; David, the work party leader, gets his food
Kevin, had his bagpipes sent out to the island and at several points throughout the night he entertained us all by playing a tune or two - fab effort considering the poor man had a chest infection! Pete, the temporary ranger, borrowed an acoustic guitar and strummed songs that we could croak along to. The night ended with an impromptu dance with Kevin leading a strip-the-willow.
Great night! Thanks to all for joining in.