View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Monday, 9 April 2012

Monday 9 April

Although we started out bright today, it became wetter and wetter as the afternoon wore on. Mercury is at its customary 10C, so no cause for complaints.

An accident saw a vehicle crash into a loch in Harris this afternoon. The car was carrying seven people, who were all airlifted to the Western Isles Hospital in Stornoway; two were seriously injured. The crash closed the main A859 Tarbert to Leverburgh road, prompting a lengthy diversion along Harris's east coast road.

I am near completing the full transcription of the Napier Report, a project that has taken me nearly two years to complete. The final bits, appendix 100 and appendices B and C remain to be done. I would like to recommend appendix 99, as that gives an idea of rural life in these islands in the 19th century.

I just spotted on Jack Jessee's FB page that Ice Road Truckers' season 6 will be its last. Well, that'll be missed, but it's always better to go out on a high. You can only do so much with that format.