Our friends at the wonderful Scottish Islands Federation held their 2018 AGM and island gathering on Tiree this week. An excellent event (check out the programme and contributions here) involving a range of key sector representatives and community groups from both Tiree and islands elsewhere. Disappointed to have my own travel plans to attend defeated by ‘Storm Ali’ but delighted that Scottish Centre for Island Studies colleague Rosie Alexander was able to attend with her ‘many hats on’ but not least in her capacity as freelance researcher and consultant on island issues. We look forward to hearing of the next steps from the gathering! Thanks for Tiree twitter feeds, Rosie @Rosie148 and James (Ellsmoor) @jellsmoor.