Thursday, 5 December 2013
However, despite very high winds, 24mm of a mixture of rain, sleet, hail and snow, and a high spring tide which coincided with the peak of the gale, there are very few reports of damage. Several noticeboards, including this one opposite the parish church, have come down, a chicken coop with its protesting contents was rolled over, a shed lost its tarpaulin roof, and sundry boats at the jetty were washed away and deposited below Meall mo Chridh.
We've been lucky, but other places have been less so. Scottish rail and road networks have been badly disrupted, and the day's first CalMac ferry has just passed us on its way out to Coll and Tiree.