I was going through my images this afternoon and came across an picture of someone most people on Islay know, if not all. It's Donald Fletcher of Persabus celebrating Bonfire Night, of Guy Fawkes night, which is tonight! I'm sure he will light some more fires and set off fireworks, something many others on Islay and elsewhere will do tonight. Fortunately the weather is not too bad so let's hope it will stay dry.
I've found a nice description on the backgrounds of this particular day on this website: "It goes back to the 1600's, when Queen Elizabeth died and James I took the throne. James was not tolerant to different religions and was planning to execute the Catholics. A group of Catholics got together with a plan of blowing up the Houses of Parliament, thus killing James, the Prince of Wales and the members of Parliament who were making life difficult for the Catholics. One by one people got scared and dropped out of the plan. One man by the name of Guy Fawkes, was brave enough to carry it through but was caught in the cellar of Parliament by the authorities on the night of November 5th with 36 barrels of gunpowder. On that very night, people all over the country lit bonfires to celebrate the safety of the King."
Happy bonfire night to all of you, please be careful with the fireworks.