Heatwave in Scotland

Well, we have been having a fantastic year so far weather wise,  this wee highland lassie was fair melting in the heat of home the last couple of days. In Drumnadrochit ,we were the hottest recorded place in Scotland one of the days at a staggering 32.2 degrees C. Poor Nessie must have been diving to the bottom of the Loch for shade that day. Not normal temperatures for us at all and the cool of Friday was a welcome relief….though we wouldnt want it all summer. Looking forward to next week we should see lots more sun.
Now the Scottish school are all on their summer holidays, what usually happens is rain for the next 6 weeks, or 7 this year as the lucky wee cherubs get an extra week off.
Our sometimes unpredictable weather shouldn’t ever deter anyone from getting out and about, pack for all seasons and your sorted and you may even find that the shorts and T shirt are on most of the time. It is our weather that makes our landscape so green and beautiful, so for that we will never complain because even those us that have lived here all our lives never tire of the beauty around us and still every day are thankful for living in such a stunning place.

This weekend is the start of the week long celebration for the 25th anniversary of the Assynt crofters purchasing their land. To mark this , the Assynt crofters Trust is organising a week-long celebration of Crofting – Past, Present & Future, from 30th June to 6th July. Planned events include a hill race, a fishing competition, a creative writing competition, a series of workshops based on the archaeology of Clachtoll Broch, sheepdog handling, sheep shearing etc, working with wool and a photographic competition. There will be a some  music events – a ceilidh to mark the launch of the Trust’s new boat for the disabled on Loch Drumbeg and a concert to launch a brand new CD by Rory Matheson, Kim Maclennan and Anna Buxton – culminating in the Fèis  in the Fank – an all-night festival of Scottish music with Skerryvore, Blazin’ Fiddles, James Graham, Rory Matheson and the Skala Ceilidh Dance Band, and many more.
Sounds too good to miss.

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