Pete talked to me from his x- box and I don't remember an echo, so,I don't know what went wrong. While i was trying various things to improve sound at my end, I got a message saying my picture was not good due to slow broadband! I nearly exclaimed, aloud, "Bad luck, Skype! You try most of the west of Scotland! Round here is not bad really!" There is a scheme. It started with the islands, so I think Islay and Mull are better than mainland Argyll!