View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Wednesday 25 April

A very cold northeasterly wind, force 7, is blowing throughout the day, and will continue for the next few days. It will veer north, but that will not make any difference for the temperatures. At least here in these islands, there will not be much rain. That contrasts sharply with the inches of rainfall elsewhere in the country. Snow is blanketing the mountain tops. The strong winds are disrupting our ferry service, with the passenger ferry coming in nearly an hour late this evening, and the freight ferry off altogether.

I am continuing my transcription of the 1902 Crofters Commission Report, which involves cleaning up a slightly messy OCR of the scans. The issues of weights and measures will require some further research. Ain't I glad we now have international standards, rather than the town-by-town units in use in the 17th century.