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.


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

  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.

  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.