£1,030raised of £2,000 target by 27 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,000 to help renovate the accommodation at the abbey on Iona

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We need to upgrade the accommodation at the abbey on Iona so that we can continue to welcome guests, transform lives and change the world!

I am planning to swim the Sound of Iona sometime between the end of June and the end of July 2018 and I hope to raise at least £2000 towards the Iona Capital Appeal, hopefully a lot more! I've been swimming with the Newhaven Harbour Triathlete Club for a couple of years now and swam the Great Scottish Swim (one mile) last August.One of my nephews, Neil Harvey, who lives on Mull and is a qualified outdoors instructor, has Kindly agreed to accompany me and research tides etc.

I would be really chuffed if you would agree to sponsor me.

Thanks a million


I am planning to swim the sound of Iona

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  • Colin Douglas7 days ago
    Colin Douglas

    Colin Douglas

    7 days ago

    Many thanks to Judy A for a hugely generous donation. My nephew Neil Harvey has earmarked 14th or 15th July as possible swim dates, 7pm and 7.30pm respectively, when the ferries will be finished for the day and the tides will be slack. He will be available to accompany me in his boat. Let's hope the wind will also have finished for the day! That would be a help. I'm off to Iona for five weeks on 23 June to volunteer with the Iona community. And of course I'll be taking my wet suit with me. Blessings to one and all, Colin

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  • Colin Douglas23 days ago
    Colin Douglas

    Colin Douglas

    23 days ago

    Trainng stint in Galloway, placed here with help of Dot Stewart at request of Chris Mercer!

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  • Alistair Marquis

    Alistair Marquis

    Jun 25, 2018

    Well done Colin - a great cause. Here's hoping for great weather and a fair wind for your amazing effort!


  • Anonymous


    Jun 24, 2018

    Just good luck with his swimming attempt


  • Johanne Thomson

    Johanne Thomson

    Jun 23, 2018

    Wishing you light winds and warm waves! Jo and Lindsay


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    Jun 22, 2018

    Well done.I hope it goes well

  • Valerie Thomson

    Valerie Thomson

    Jun 19, 2018

    Good luck for a safe successful swim




    Jun 19, 2018

    A brilliant challenge. Wishing you calm waters, good tides ... and some warming sunshine too. All the best when the day comes.


  • Judy a

    Judy a

    Jun 18, 2018

    Here's to favourable weather and a dependable tide. It's a great cause Colin. I know you'll do it


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