Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Tuesday 18 January

Quite a nice day, but not very warm. The sun set an hour ago, with some clouds over the horizon. It's been a calm and quiet day, as I process the results from my researches in the island croft histories. Tomorrow, I shall look at these books again, this time at the request of another researcher. I may also have to go out of town to check records that have not been published by an island genealogist, Bill Lawson. It is these books that I am currently using for reference, but the range, covering all of Lewis, is by no means complete.

Did I mention that fuel prices here in Stornoway are close to £1.50 a litre? That, for my American readers, equates to $9 per gallon. The fact that remote communities will not get a so-called fuel-derogation has led to an angry outburst by local MPs against the Treasury. Funnily enough, the UK government is going to introduce a minimum price for alcohol, a measure opposed by members of the Scottish Parliament in 2010. Oh well, just as well I don't drink much (alcohol), and that I don't own a car.

2 comments:

  1. It has been a very nice spring like day here today Guido but very nippy.I tried to take a pic of the sky at t/time.Only to find my camera for some reason had changed to video and I do not know how to change it back to capture LOL.So no pics of the sky this evening Grrr.It was beautiful too.How this has happened I do not know.I will have to look in the manual now.No I don't own a car, nor do I drink only at celebration times and thats not much then.Rooster is feeling the pinch in the rise of petrol as he travels 40 mile a day to work and 160mile each weekend to come to my home and then all the runs in between for me my errands etc.Good grief it's a nightmare.Public transport is out of the question for his work,there isn't any to get him there on time.I told him he will have to get a pushbike this summer He-heeeeeee.Have a lovely evening.Take Care God Bless Kath.

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  2. Many thanks for offering to do some 'digging' for me, Guido. It is greatly appreciated! Peter

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