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Bad weather hits Rockall bid

Belgian team
The five Belgians hope to broadcast from Rockall

Bad weather has prevented a team of Belgian radio enthusiasts from landing safely on the North Atlantic islet of Rockall.

The skipper of their chartered yacht has decided to head for the islands of St Kilda to seek shelter from the poor conditions.

The Belgians hope to make a series of amateur broadcasts from Rockall.

The volcanic rock is 100ft wide and 70ft high and a 250-mile boat trip from Stornoway on the Western Isles.

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