We will plan a visit to the island on the 19th and/or 20th ... with no particular goals, but perhaps to resolve any questions that arise on the 18th.
We have had a great interaction with Greig Morris of Aye in the Sky on the Eilean a Vow quadcopter modeling. Since we had a little momentum and the visibility seems right, we asked John Duncan for permission to flyover Inveruglas and he has agreed. Greg will watch for the right lighting and weather conditions and, hopefully, will capture some great photos in the next week or two. Even though our charter is for Eilean a Vow, this seemed like an opportunity for Macfarlanes that we shouldn't miss. Of course, all the modeling work and travel is covered by The Board and no donated funds are used.
As mentioned, the preservation work recommended by the experts is extensive and there will be plenty of opportunity for good use of donations in future.
Thanks for your on-going support!