View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Thursday 13 August

Bright day, with a fair bit of cloud about. Typical summer's day, temperature at a temperate 15C / 60F this morning. It was pouring with rain last night, so us in the Western Isles missed out on the Perseid meteor shower. This was reported to be a spectacular event, pity.

During the last week in August, the Faclan book festival will be held in the Western Isles, centered on the An Lanntair arts centre in Stornoway. Apart from lectures, there will also be excursions across the islands. More info here.

A few hundred miles south of here, the Tall Ships are in Belfast and opening their doors (read: decks) to the thousands.