View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Saturday 28 April

Today started overcast, but after lunch the sun came out. In spite of the low temperature, only 10C / 50F, it was possible to sit out in the sun (and out of the wind). Read a large section of an interesting book, The Making of the Crofting Community by Dr. Jim Hunter. It is a historical account of how the phenomenon of crofting came to be, and how it has fared over the following 200 years. 

I also went to the Post Office to buy stamps before the rise in prices on Monday. I had five cards to send off for the Postcrossing project (to Holland, Germany, Finland, Taiwan and the USA). As things stand, I have sent and received just over 100 postcards from all over the world since I joined the site 15 months ago.

Dingwall football club Ross County were awarded the First Division Championship trophy today, after an emphatic 5-1 win over Hamilton Accies at home. Ross County is the second club from the north of Scotland to play in the Scottish Premier League, with Inverness Caledonian Thistle (20 miles down the road) already there. Caley Thistle aren't doing too well, being third from bottom in the SPL after losing 4-3 at Kilmarnock this afternoon. Ross County and Caley Thistle will be groundsharing next season, alternating their home matches at the Caledonian Stadium in Inverness.
No, you don't normally find me blogging about football, but this is of regional importance, so that's why.