1st March 2018
A great auld Scots phrase to describe a biting East wind and used by Robert Burns in his classic poem ‘To a Mouse’.
That wee bit heap o’ leaves an’ stibble,
Has cost thee monie a weary nibble!
Now thou’s turned oot, for a’ thy trouble,
But hoose or hald,
To thole the Winter’s sleety dribble,
An’ cranreuch cauld!
Very few snow showers managed to get to the coatal hills, but a band of quite intense showers yesterday and overnight were feeding in on the strong East wind on a line from the Black Isle in the east to Ullapool in the west through the Fannaichs. There was over a foot of snow in the garden in Ullapool this morning, but nothing in Gairloch to the south.
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