Monday, 30 April 2007

Over the sea to Eilean a'Cheo

Well, that's going to lead to a flurry of new roadsigns around Tarbert, when we all throng to join the ferry to Eilean a'Cheo - no longer Isle of Skye. The name change was announced today, and led to a flurry of concerned residents, worried about ditching an iconic name. Now, I'm a Lewis-based blogger, so cannot comment all that much.

I wouldn't worry, is all I'll say to people in t-Eilean Sgitheanach. We in the Western Isles had a paintjob on the official name a number of years ago, and our MP and MSP now represent Na h-Eileanan an Iar. Everybody else still talks about the Western Isles, or more often about the individual islands by their names.

Anyway, the Storr and Trotternish mountains peeped clearly over the Arnish hills this morning, so Skye wasn't very misty at all today.

1 comment:

  1. "Waste of money, folk will still be calling us the Isle-of-Skye. Why change such a powerful brand name"

    Dorothy Mrrison from Skye
    "So does a Sgiathanach become a Cheonite or a Cheoanach?"

    Kenny Morrison from Stornoway
    "So does a Sgiathanach become a Cheonite, Cheowegian or Cheoanach"

    Kenny Morrison from Stornoway
    "I saw a sticker on a car which read Eilan a'Cheo here recently. I was trying to fugure out where it could be. Thought it must be Coll. That's a Sassenach for you. You're quite right. The world over knows the Isle of Skye. Why not rebel and do what the Corsicans do and repaint all the signs with Skye for the Sgithanach. After all, you won the fight over the tolls. Good luck" from Cockermouth, Cumbria