It’s ‘Knot’ Over Till It’s Over: Unst, Shetland 1st-31st May 2019

May on Unst came in like a lion and left ... like a lion. After the generally mild migrant weather of late April, the winds turned to the north at the beginning of the month, and it was cold and wintry. Snow or sleet showers were not uncommon, and there was heavy snow overnight on … Continue reading It’s ‘Knot’ Over Till It’s Over: Unst, Shetland 1st-31st May 2019

Yet Another Political Interlude: Environmental Appeasement

So, the UK and Scottish Governments have declared a Climate Emergency. But what has happened? Well, it’s only just above freezing here in Shetland today, so Global Warming must have reversed already. But, seriously, declaring a Climate Emergency needs more than just words. It needs actions. As the journalist Ben Cooke pointed out (in The … Continue reading Yet Another Political Interlude: Environmental Appeasement