View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

11 July 2009 - Edinburgh

Looking south from Calton Hill, Edinburgh

Looking north from Calton Hill, Edinburgh

Tuesday 21 July

The day started quite sunny, but cloud has slowly moved up from the south, obscuring the sun from about 2.30pm onwards. Warmer than yesterday, with the mercury a notch above 18C this afternoon. It is breezy, but in the sun and out of the wind it is a nice day nonetheless.

One of the three men who died in the capsizing of the scallop dredger Aquila off Ardnamurchan yesterday has been named. The vessel was based at Maryport in Cumbria, northern England, and frequented the waters off Western Scotland and Northern Ireland. Lifejackets were not worn by any of the four, and the MCA notes with regret that these might have helped to save lives. It adds that it is imperative, when putting to sea, to also carry a means of communication - mobile phone, VHF band radio and /or emergency flares. This call comes in the wake of another missing fisherman who was found safe and well near Arisaig last night.

Pictures. I still owe you lot pictures from my trip last week. Bear with me, I'll sort that out.