Jeff Beck…..Another Response Re. Faray Windfarm….. Potato Heads…..Marine Litter…..

by Bernie Bell - 09:36 on 13 January 2023

Jeff Beck…..

For young persons who might not have heard of him….


……he helped to form a lot of the music that you listen to.




Another Response Re. Faray Windfarm…..

“Thank you ever so much for your email, that's understandable with all the adverse impacts especially on the grey seal population.
I've forwarded this query to the Scotland team as they would be more knowledgeable or hopefully have some advice on who to talk to about this. 
 I apologise I couldn't be of further help but if you have any other queries, please don't hesitate to let me know!
Thank you again, Bernie and I'll get back to you when I have a response.
Kind regards,

Subhani Rana | Supporter Care Specialist - WWF-UK


Potato Heads…

When I saw this…..  https://twitter.com/RaptorPersScot/status/1612887029188276224 I was going to comment that the trouble is – all these potato-heads look much the same – but – I know some very good-natured people who look like potatoes.

Can’t go by looks – but it does make it harder to catch the bad ’uns.


Marine Litter…..

If you find portable litter on a beach, or anywhere else for that matter, please pick it up and dispose of it carefully – ‘Pick Up Three Pieces’… http://pickupthreepieces.blogspot.com/

If you find large marine litter in a place that you can’t remove it from yourself, the aquaculture industry has set up a contact so that they can collect it, even if it isn’t their rubbish….


Our neighbour found just such a piece on a beach near us, and I wrote about it at the time in an article for ‘The Orkney News’ https://theorkneynews.scot/2020/05/09/the-road-goes-ever-on-and-on-bilbo-baggins/ …….

And on, round to the Bay of Puldrite, with it salmon cages.  We recently got involved in a bit of help-to-keep-the-sea-clean activity. I was shouting over the fence with our neighbour – keeping our distance –  and he told me that there was a big wreck of a mooring buoy – the kind used for fish cages – washed up on the beach at Puldrite. The outer plastic had broken up and the inner pellets of polystyrene were spilling out. He’d had a go at pulling it away from the beach, but it was too heavy. He asked me do I know of any organization that might help.

I don’t, but I asked our friend, who’s boyfriend works on the salmon cages, if she had any idea. She suggested that our neighbour could contact Scottish Sea Farms, and he did.  Next day, folk from Scottish Sea Farms came to the bay, and took the wrecked float, away – thus saving the sea from having a lot of polystyrene pellets in it, and therefore, marine life from having polystyrene pellets in them!

Pic. by Steve Davey - aka - our  socially conscious neighbour!

We all felt pleased about this – it’s only a drop in the ocean of all the rubbish in the sea, but …… it does mean that a lot of pellets are now going to be disposed of safely, instead of being ingested by marine life, or birds.  Scottish Sea Farms helped out, even though this particular buoy wasn’t one of theirs – theirs are all present and correct – they took prompt action to remove this one and will dispose of it with their own waste.  A real example of community spirit in action.”


Here’s one Fred made earlier….. https://theorkneynews.scot/2019/12/03/poetry-corner-the-house-of-lies-on-the-social-media/

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