VSU Archives
1975 to 1976

STREB, Bonnie Prince Bill & the Midges of Gometra

Island Venture - an intrepid band of 44th Highlanders make their stronghold fast on Gometra's west coast isle by Ulva, re-enacting the pursuit of Bonnie Prince Charlie, defending their Bonnie Prince Bill against hordes of loyalist Gloucestershire Scouts during their Jamboree Week. The Venturers may justly claim to have set up the first privately owned wind generator whilst on the island; its output was not great, powering a few low voltage torch bulbs but it gave the local midges something to ride on when not sucking their island guests dry!