Quite a nice day, with plenty of sunshine but with a keen wind and low temperatures for mid May. Nonetheless, I'm not complaining. I will be complaining on here on Sunday, when we get a gale with winds gusting to 60 mph. A high pressure system with a central pressure of 1044 mbar will pass over on Saturday, but the 50 mbar gradient with the low over Iceland on Sunday will bring us those high winds.
Rangers FC, which is in severe financial difficulties, is seeing one salvation after another slipping away. It is suggested that once the club has been saved, it could be relegated to the 3rd division. We shall see.
It was rather worse news that greeted the Highlands and Islands today, with the immediate cessation of operations of a building firm, leading to the loss of 238 jobs. You may think that's no big deal, but 90 jobs lost in the Western Isles is nothing short of catastrophic. This equates to 5,000 job losses at a stroke in London.