We at the Trust were deeply saddened by the sudden loss this week, too early in life, of our former Chairperson Carl Reavey. An inspirational and enthusiastic advocate of nature and history, he will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
He joined the Trust management committee in 2002 going on to become Chairperson in 2010 (until 2014). He had an entrepreneurial spirit and his business knowledge and expertise was so helpful in guiding the direction and projects the Trust developed.
|Keen to learn - looking at beetles in cow pats with Crystal Maw|
His connections with Bruichladdich Distillery helped us to inform and enthuse the public on the wonderful natural history of Islay through welcome evenings hosted at the Distillery and funding to help the Trust through some difficult times, along with his support of the current project to increase our knowledge of Islay's roadside verges through active surveys and data recording, for which we are so grateful.
|Photographing INHT activities |
- Owl ringing at Octomore
He was an engaging speaker, providing entertaining talks and photos for our blogs and such enthusiasm and understanding of the natural world for which we will remember him with great fondness. He will be greatly missed by so many on Islay, and we would like to pass on our deepest sympathies to Jan, Alistair and all his family and friends. May the memories inspire and give comfort into the future.