Record wet summer for Scotland

August 25, 2010 · Filed Under Weather 

It’s late August and still waiting for summer to arrive – though it feels today like Autumn is coming instead! Just noticed a piece on the BBC website happen to mention that last month was the third wettest July for Scotland on record: Inverewe’s Jurassic tree grove endures wet summer The National Trust for Scotland […]

VJ Day tribute at Fort George: Colossal Celebration of the Centuries

August 15, 2010 · Filed Under Tourist 

Fort George had the honour of being host to the largest display event by Historic Scotland of the year, putting on their Colossal Celebration of the Centuries. Performed over the weekend that today saw the 65th anniversary of VJ Day, the effective end of World War II, the re-enactment served as a fitting tribute. A […]

Nairn on Bing Maps

August 9, 2010 · Filed Under Nairn 

I’ve been waiting for ages for Google Maps to finally update Nairn’s satellite images to high resolution – unfortunately, we’re still lagging behind Foress and Inverness on that front. However, I noticed tonight Bing Maps (the Microsoft equivalant) has a pretty recent hi-res satellite image of the town – you can see the new Maggot […]

Cloned cows at Inverness?

August 4, 2010 · Filed Under Inverness 

The BBC reports on the surprise finding that cloned cows meat has entered the food chain in the UK – and that this is rumoured to have come from a farm near Inverness: Meat of cloned cow offspring in UK food chain, FSA says The FSA said it had “traced two bulls born in the […]

Rosebank School deputy dies in horse fall

August 4, 2010 · Filed Under Nairn 

Very sad news reported from the BBC, about the deputy head at Rosebank Primary School having died in a riding accident, while out with her family: Nairn teacher dies in horseriding accident Tributes have been paid to a teacher who died after being thrown from a horse in a riding accident. Caroline Johnston, 46, was […]