A bright, sunny but windy day - haven't seen a force 5 for some time.
Up here in the Hebrides, there are concerns over a population decline in some of the more remote areas. The island of Scalpay, off Harris, has a population of about 200, but none of them are aged below 7. Following the closure of a fish processing factory there a few years ago, there are no prospects of new employment - and thereby new families arriving. A similar problem caused a terminal decline in population on St Kilda, which was evacuated 79 years ago, in August 1930. Read more here.
The dates have been announced for the switch-over to digital television in Scotland. The Western Isles will transition in July 2010.