Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Wednesday 27 February

We lost the sun today but it remains fairly mild. I have done a fair bit for my project, in that I have covered Great Bernera.  Twenty men from that wee island, off the west coast of Lewis, went forth to war between 1914 and 1919, never to return. Some perished in the sinking of the Iolaire, their total being 205.

This week has seen large moorland fires near Ranish, about 7 miles south of here. Late February and March is the season for muirburning, but if not executed properly, burning the heather can get badly out of control. Earlier this week, I spotted a huge plume of smoke trailing northeast, and the fire flared up again today.

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