Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Monday, 29 March 2010

Monday 29 March

Awoke to a nice sunrise and an inch of snow on the ground. By 10 in the morning, it had all melted. Just as well I got up earlier than usual, as I would have missed it. Will post pictures later today. It is only 3C at the moment; we went down to -1C overnight. I have memories of a 29th March in 1969 when there was 3 inches of snow on the ground in Holland where I was at the time, aged 5.

It has been announced that Lews Castle (not LewIs Castle) at Stornoway will receive funding of £240k towards restauration. Another £2.6m could be released if a restoration plan is submitted within 2 years. Lews Castle has stood derilict for a number of years after it was declared to be structurally unsafe. The building was put up by opium trader and island owner Sir James Matheson in 1847.

3 comments:

  1. I'm glad they're going to restore the castle.

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  2. It is a beautiful building and the grounds around it look so nice too. I'm glad some help toward restoration will come it's way.

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  3. The castle is gorgeous and I think it is wonderful they are restoring it. You know how much I love castles. I wish we had them here.

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