Friday, January 15, 2016

Winter snowfall

A good covering of snow overnight at lower levels bringing the stags and their hinds down from the mountains to forage for food.

Monday, January 04, 2016

Happy New Year

Enjoyed looking out onto the snow falling on Christmas Eve but, unfortunately, it had melted by Christmas Day. The weather until now has been typically seasonal but with no 'extremes' that other areas in Scotland have experienced lately and still are. At least here in the Highlands the rain water always has a nearby loch to flow down to. Happy and healthy 2016 to all cottage visitors.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Fire in Boleskine House

Firefighters have been tackling a huge blaze in the west wing of Boleskine House on Loch Ness this afternoon. Almost 60% of the structure has been in flames and not sure of the cause yet......very sad.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Snow around Loch Ness

Snow showers this past week making it very picturesque although quite icy under foot. The mountains around Loch Ness have a good coating of snow and the CairnGorm mountains must be having a good start to the ski and Winter sports season.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

'Bracken' the Roe Deer rehoused

We have recently rehoused a roe deer called 'Bracken' in the field beside Camerons Tea Room and Farm Shop. It is from the Fort Augustus Rare Breeds Park and needed a new home. The deer has a good area to roam in safely and a secure place at night.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Wild weather

The weather has even showing off lately after a fairly calm start to the month. Storm Abigail hit during Thursday although we did brave the beach at Dores to look at the amazing swell on Loch Ness. Friday we had sleet and snow flurries so there is a light covering of the white stuff on the mountains surrounding the loch. Temps have plunged and it gets dark earlier.....always cosy to stay in with a wee dram though...Cheers

Sunday, October 25, 2015

First snow of the Autumn

'Parts of the north of Scotland have taken on a distinctly wintry outlook with some of the first major snowfalls of the autumn.
The CairnGorm Mountain resort reported plenty of the white stuff around on Saturday, with snow lying above 2,460ft (750m).
There were also reports of snow falling on the Lecht.
The Met Office said the Highlands could have some more snow on the mountains into the evening and overnight.'
As reported in the local news.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Hazel nuts galore

Red squirrels are dashing about up and down the hazel trees with clusters of hazel nuts to either eat or bury.