View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Saturday 3 August

Well, it was overcast today, but fortunately mostly dry. Only the odd light shower dampened things down. It certainly did not dampen down spirits at the Stornoway Carnival, which moved through the town between 2pm and 2.45pm. accompanied by the pipe band. There were 19 registered floats, some of which were very topical, such as the interconnector, the retiral of the Muirneag, the habit of one publican to bar more customers than average &c.

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Friday 2 August

Quite a nice day, and even warm at times. It is festival weekend, and apart from the European market (see the entry for 31st July) there is also the funfair - as well as tomorrow's carnival. The funfair attracts children and teenagers, and has a lot of thumping loud music and shouting DJs associated with it. But it brings a splash of colour to the otherwise drab surroundings of the South Beach carpark. Before reaching there, I could not help but notice the cruiseliner Hebridean Princess in port again.

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