Friday, 29 February 2008

Friday 29 February

Good morning all from a very wet and windy Stornoway. Although the wind is not going at more than a force 7, conditions out at sea are so bad that the 7.15 ferry to Ullapool did not get any further than Loch Ouirn, 12 miles south of here. It returned to port a few minutes ago.

The local news is dominated by allegations surrounding former chiefs of NHS Western Isles, which I mentioned in a post yesterday. In their hearing by the Audit Committee of the Scottish Parliament, the former CEO and Chairman of the Health Board denied knowledge of a report, highlighting financial problems. Inside sources have revealed to the BBC that both men were present at a private board meeting, during which the CEO handed out copies of same report.

I'm going to batten down the hatches: the forecast mentions force 10 winds later today.


  1. Its blowing a hoolie here in the Lakes too Guido although the lashing rain has let up for now.   Stay snug.


  2. Wet and gray here, but mild.  
    Don't blow away!

  3. Sounds as though you are in for another windy night...stay safe!!