The owners of the Rua Reidh keepers' accommodation interact with the Facebook group.

The owner of the keepers’ accommodation has this morning joined in the discussion on the Facebook group, with an account of a rescue at Rua Reidh yesterday and thoughts about people who might need to park close to the lighthouse, and about locals. (Whether the comments apply to some locals or all isn’t immediately clear.)

Photo from yesterday when we called the emergency services because a walker fell from the cliffs. The coastguard helicopter was quickly on the scene to rescue the injured lady. The ambulance waited at the lighthouse ready to transport her to Raigmore once she had been rescued by the winchmen. Lucky the boulders on the track to the helipad were in place, so that the helipad was not blocked by parked cars. Yes, the area that you’re all getting so exercised about is used as the emergency helipad. However had cars been parked there I’m sure that the injured lady and her family would have been fine about it. After all it’s much more important that lazy bastards who can’t be bothered to get off their fat arses and walk a few metres have somewhere to park than it is to have somewhere for the rescue helicopter to land. Perhaps the time has come to replace the boulders that can too easily be moved by the local morons, with lockable bollards or a gate to which only authorised users have the key.

The owners of the Rua Reidh keepers' accommodation interact with the Facebook group.

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  1. Both MCA Search and Rescue and Northern Light board have confirmed to me that this is not a helipad. Neither claim Tracy is working for them to keep this road clear. Neither want any system of bollards and keys. The previous keeper of the light and now the retained keeper has confirmed the site is the derelict remains of an MOD site never used by helicopters. The helicopters of NLB use the green by the light. Search and rescue can land anywhere. If the ambulance is waiting for the helicopter to land at Tracy’s so called emergency landing site why is it sitting half a mile away at the light? How would the ambulance get through her road block to meet a helicopter at the site she says her rocks defend?

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