Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Wednesday 9 May

Quite a nice, bright day after a night of rain. It wasn't warm, with the mercury at 11C / 52F. However, it was possible to sit outside, in the sun and out of the wind, reading my book.

Local news website Hebrides News is a valuable asset for keeping up to date with local news. Today, it contained a few errors. The word "negligible" was mangled into "ineligible", and the number of years that Queen Elizabeth on the throne, for which she is now celebrating her Diamond Jubilee, was put at 50. The latter mistake came in a report about a jubilee streetparty in Laxdale, just outside Stornoway.

The anagrammatical slip (negligible vs ineligible) was in a report about excessive transmission charges for electricity generated by renewable energy schemes in the Highlands and Islands. It is a two-edged sword, as far as I am concerned; it may put the tin hat on windfarms, but could also stifle sea-based schemes, such as wave- or tidal-power schemes.

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