View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Tuesday 9 October

Fairly bright day, not much wind but not very warm - we barely managed double figures. I resumed my look-up on WW1 casualties, a project I suspended last month at (nearly) the half-way mark. It is intended to bring all the information I hold onto one website. Another concatenation exercise, purely for my own benefit, is the Blog of Years. Each entry, for every day of the year, will have sections for the years 2004 - 2012, with a diary entry for each year under each heading. So far, I have progressed to January 4th.

Sir Jimmy Savile was a TV personality for 40 years on the BBC, with famous programs like Jim'll Fix It, making things happen for young people. It now appears that this knight of the realm is facing posthumous allegations of being a sexual predator on at least 30 women and young girls. His family will dismantle his gravestone in Scarborough (which consists of three huge panels) out of respect to the victims and those buried in the graveyard. The community at Glencoe (south of Fort William), where Savile spent his final years, is in shock, and the cottage where he used to live is not likely to be sold soon.