From fund-raising to a rowing club, via Lagavulin

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A NEW Islay rowing club is forming, as an offshoot from the very successful Lagavulin fundraisers’ activities.

Two traditional Irish yawls that Lagavulin fundraisers have built over the last few years have been handed over to the new club.

These boats are built to a traditional design, which has been used in the west coast of Scot­land and Ireland for hundreds of years.

The boats have shown that they are very capable, as they were rowed all the way to Ireland during the summer as part of the Colmcille Challenge.

The new club aims to build on this suc­cess and several experienced members of the commu­nity are willing to pass on the history of these boats to those who are interested.

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