Morning all from a decidedly wet Stornoway. Although there is some brightness about, there is also plenty of rain. To quote the Met Office: "Drier and brighter gradudally (sic) conditions" developing through the afternoon - which duly happened.
On this day 84 years ago, the last permanent residents were evacuated from St Kilda. HMS Harebell took them to Lochaline on the Sound of Mull, and on to Glasgow. Their houses remained behind, but the islanders took with them a culture and heritage of 9,000 years. The Ionad Hiort/ St Kilda Centre, whose allocation to Mangersta caused such a furore in 2009, is yet to materialise.