Thursday, 10 April 2008

Thursday 10 April

It's raining steadily, but the sun seems determined to make an appearance. The latest radar image shows the back-end of the front just west of Stornoway, so it should get dry pretty soon. Another line of showers is over the Southern Isles just now, heading our way.

A text-message was all it took to get the emergency services to a pair of walkers in northern Skye last night. At 11pm, a woman texted her mother in Birmingham, saying they were in dire straits above some cliffs, and the mobile signal was poor. The mother rang 999 and as a result, the Stornoway Coastguard helicopter and local rescuers went out to look for them. Their vehicle was located near an empty cottage, bringing the rescuers to the two ladies. They were cold and wet, but otherwise unharmed. As I said last night, it gets dark here after 9pm - what were they doing out near cliffs at that hour?


  1. I am always amazed at how people just don't think!  Glad the ladies are unharmed though, perhaps they have learned a lesson.

  2. at least they're found safe and sound. Maybe they will learn thier lessons not to go out after 9 pm.

  3. If you find out why they were out at that hour, let me know. Thank God for new technology!

  4. They were stuck there?  Odd.

    Anyway, another day, another line of showers, eh?  

  5. Now those ladies were just too ambitious.  I have been watching Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility" and they got caught in a downpour quite often and got very sick.  I thought hm, this English countryside must be quite dangerous when it rains so much!  Gerry

  6. I'm glad she was able to text for help.