View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Sunday 27 June

Quite a breezy day with some sunshine, but this evening has seen some downpours. It's half an hour from sunset, but the lights are on as the rain lashes down. Spent the day compiling a new website, about a Naval Cemetery in Orkney that I visited in 2008. I entered pictures and data on a forum, but have now stuck it on another Blogger-based site - works quite well.

A lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth going on this afternoon after England lost to Germany in the football worldcup by 4 goals to 1. My mainly Scottish Twitter contacts were gloating, and the air was thick with puns. The match between Argentina and Mexico was a lot better, even if Mexico went down 1-3.

The plans for an internal refurbishment of the 1929-built Town Hall in Stornoway have been approved by the Scottish Government. I like the plans, as they appear to make the building more useable - and compliant with disabled access legislation to boot. Others don't like them, and another exchange on Twitter turned the air fairly blue. It's not just the plans themselves that are at issue, the planning process is also alleged to have been flawed.