Thanks to Everett Garson from Eday. I have a vague memory of landing at what I thought was a beach in Eday, probably in the early 70’s. I have asked many people if there was a beach strip but the answer was inevitably no 🙂
Until the golden islander arrived where I had good fortune to meet Everett at the airport. Through having a chat with him, I discovered that I wasn’t going mad as he told me that while the runway was being done up in the early 70’s, the loch was drained and became a temporary airfield for the islanders.
Not only did he tell me about it, he gave me a photo showing an Islander aircraft on/in the loch.
Many thanks for letting me share.
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