Posie's Blog. Tales of island life on a hebridean hill farm

Posie's Blog. Tales of island life on a hebridean hill farm

Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Duncan Buie



The Isle of Jura is an island in mourning again. We are all absolutely devastated that Duncan Buie has died. Duncan was from an old Jura family. He was a close friend of Paddy who died only the other week. Jura has lost two of its best known characters in such a short space of time, each one dying well before their time. Duncan was only in his fifties. He always had a smile on his face and gave visitors a fantastic welcome to his island and home. Everyone who truly knew Jura will have known Duncan. He worked in the island’s distillery and was seen in publications throughout the land as the distillery featured his familiar face, in amongst the barrels in the warehouse, in many of their adverts. I am so sorry for his many friends and family and for the whole community for their sad sad loss, it will take a long time to heal such deep wounds and Jura will never quite be the same again.

Until next time…

9 comments:

Elizabethd said...

How sad to lose someone of such character.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

God Bless xx

ChrisH said...

What sad news and what a loss for you all.

Suffolkmum said...

Very sad news, Posie, how awful for you all. xx

UN PEU LOUFOQUE said...

it is always terrible sad losing someone in a tight knit community like yours. To lose two in such a short space of time must be devastating for eveyrone.

I feel for you all.

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Exmoorjane said...

So sorry to hear sad news like that....it feels so strange when the old guard die - as if the community has lost a foundation or something a bit vital.

I loved catching up on your blogs too.....and loved your facts. Fancy you being at drama school - do you ever get the urge to tread the boards again?

Janexxxx

elizabethm said...

what a sad loss for your community.

Faith said...

So sorry for you, the family and the whole of Jura.