A Damp Squib . . .

The River South Esk alongside River Street, Brechin, Angus, Scotland.

I think it rained here in SW Scotland overnight, but I wasn’t spending a lot of time looking out of the window in the dark – but certainly the window was well splashed with wet. But by morning the rain had stopped for some time and we had a dull but quiet time with some sessions of “Scotch Mist” – not the alcoholic sort – but the sort which doesn’t seem to be raining very much until you go out in in whereupon you are instantly wet all over. By midday the rain was finished and the Tesco delivery was accomplished in the dry. There after the clouds cleared and we had a very pleasant, sunny, afternoon.

Man in Brechin, Angus, sandbagging a doorway.

But, the forecast is still dreadful for eastern Scotland in the area of Angus and people in Brechin are being told to leave their homes – and if the TV News is to be believed some, quite understandably intend to stay put and keep an eye on their possessions even if they get very wet. One lady had built up a tower of furniture and got her enormous TV set on top of it. Get your priorities right ! So, we await events, and shall see what tonight and tomorrow bring to that unfortunate part of the world.

Here is an addendum to my last paragraph issued by Angus Council . . . it begins, “Angus is in the middle of a very serious emergency.”


About Ian

Retired Clergyman, and former RAF person. Lives in Kirkcudbright, SW Scotland. One wife. Two children, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren scattered across UK, Europe and the USA. Long time member of the European Movement, and latterly of the Scottish National Party. ""Here's to us; who is as good as us? Damn few, and they're all dead"
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