According to the Spring 2003 Hebridean Trust newsletter (Issue No. 6) there's a shortage of thatching skills.
Though they did manage to find Neil McKinnon for the Sandaig Museum so it's not all bad.
Actually this was 5 years ago, there could be a glut of skilled thatchers by now.
In other news Bob Reekie was appointed curatorial advi... you stopped reading somewhere up there ^?