About us

Providing self-catering accommodation, growing veg and having a few chickens were the only definite plans when we arrived. Things have somewhat evolved since then!Prior to our arrival here, Kevin was a freelance journalist and I was a housewife and mum to two lovely lads!  Both are still in the northwest of England along with their own families.Over the last ten years, life here has changed considerably, both at home and at work. The bed & breakfast side of things really took off and so after almost three years of working as a home carer, I gave it up to concentrate on all things ‘Garybuie’. For several years, Kevin has worked as administrator and fundraiser for the  Skye based charity, ‘Camp and Trek’. He also works in the community library.Looking after the veg plots, polytunnel and ever changing animal population takes up a lot of our time but occasionally we do get some spare time. Kevin is a hill runner – there are plenty of those! – and enjoys reading in the winter months. I also enjoy reading but drawing and painting I find very absorbing and have recently started taking Pet Portrait commissions. We also have a motorbike and enjoy ‘3-hour holidays’ over the summer months, taking a picnic to some scenic spot!

11 Responses to “About us”

  1. Stuart & Helen Ferguson Says:

    Dear Kevin & Chrissie
    Helen came across your blog during research for her job.
    It’s excellent so keep up the good work.

    Helen & Stuart

    • garybuie01 Says:

      Can’t imagine what kind of research would involve our blog!!!! Glad you like it though and maybe you’ll visit again sometime.

  2. studiobluesea Says:

    Welcome aboard, Christine and Kevin. It’s a pleasure to meet you both. We’ve enjoyed visiting Garybuie and will row over more often for a touch of life on Skye.
    Miles and Pippa

    • garybuie01 Says:

      Hi Miles and Pippa,
      Ooooh, I don’t know, it’s a long way – perhaps at least an outboard motor might help a wee bitty!

  3. angela ryder Says:

    Hi u 2 what an interesting read this has been we,re so very happy for you it is an idealic life you have and wish you and the family much happiness and a great life with your grandchildren that you have now and in the future. Love to the boys and their families. Would love to see you but not possible at this time. Lots of love from Angela and Bill xxx

    • garybuie01 Says:

      Hi Both,
      Glad you made it to the blog, maybe you’ll revisit sometime to see what we’re up to! We’re travelling south on the 9th march to see those twins for the first time – can’t wait!
      Christine x

  4. Bob Hargreaves Says:

    Bloodyhell Kev this blog and website is far more interesting than any Bury Council press release I ever read! Just came across it whilst surfing. Great to catch up on all you’re doing these days. We are now both retired for seven years although they still ring us from the good old council to pick our brains. As a reward (!!) we are VIP guests at Bury FC on Saturday who are still sponsored by Bury MBC. How exciting is that.
    Interesting that you are grandparents we are expecting our first in June through Matt and his wife Ruth. Matt is legal Eagle at Adidas UK so if you ever want any Adidas running gear at a giant discount I’ll swap it for a discount in Skye!
    Hope to hear from you.
    Bob and Helen

    • garybuie01 Says:

      Hi Bob and Helen, good to know you are still alive and kicking…even if you are reduced to watching the Shakers!! I’m actually writing this in Helmshore as we are down here getting our first cuddles, small world eh? It’s quite a shock to the system coming back and we haven’t ventured into the centre of Bury, the traffic and all the changes would probably be too much for us hicks from the sticks or should that be Mac..hicks!?! Look after yourselves and if you are ever passing our way you now know where to find us!!!!
      kevin and christine

  5. Steve Holt Says:

    Hi Kev,This is another blast from the past. BT Snapper Steve Holt here,Liz and myself are staying in Skye, somewhere near Borneskitaig,Kilmuir, in the middle of June, we have never been to your part of the world before, so any advice etc whould be great.
    Still taking pictures for Bolton News/BT, its now in a very sorry state, much like the rest of the dying print media.
    I see you still run, cannot believe we used to run around Rammy nearly thirty years ago!!!

    Nice to have found your blog and website…

    Steve& Liz Holt..

  6. DonnaLee Laurie Says:

    just found this whole blog thing,… nice. Just another “thank you” for the great time Cousin Linda & i had during our stay with you.

    • garybuie01 Says:

      Hello again Donna Lee! Goodness, it seems AGES since you were both here and thank you too for being such pleasant guests! We’re full every night now and the dinners are going great, so not much time for blogging! Pop by again sometime and see what’s going on around the place!

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