View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Monday, 6 December 2010

Monday 6 December

Awoke to about an inch of snow on the ground, which melted as the sun rose. The snow has moved south and caused a traffic infarct in Central Scotland. The main motorways and trunk roads are blocked, impassable; the same applies to streets in Edinburgh and Glasgow. People have been stuck in traffic for up to 9 hours, moving only a fraction of a mile in all that time. Tonight, a frost of -6C to -13C is forecast - and I'm wondering what will happen to all those thousands of people who are stuck in cars.

On Radio Scotland, the Transport Minister and other authorities have been at a loss to find words to address the situation.

Here in Stornoway, it was a relatively mild day (+4C) with sleet and snow showers. I went to the Town Hall, to get confirmation that Finlay Mclean is not buried at Sandwick Cemetery. I am now awaiting confirmation whether he was interred in Glasgow.