|East Down Yacht Club from the island|
I spent a terrific day on Island Taggart yesterday with about a dozen other National Trust volunteers.
This was my first visit since September, 2013.
The island has a considerable amount of gorse in places, so we were cutting and burning it.
The field we concentrated on was on the western side of the island, directly opposite East Down Yacht Club.
In fact we landed on the shore here; indeed it's a pity we can't use the yacht club as a base to get over to Taggart.
The field in question is below the old farmstead at the top of the island, which was last inhabited in 1967.
At lunchtime Hugh and Maureen arrived in Cuan Brig, the National Trust barge, in order to deliver parts of a cattle pen.
There are believed to be 28 cattle on the island, including one bull.