The New Abnormal: Unst, Shetland, 19th-31st May 2020

The promised south-easterly winds (and associated migrant birds) alluded to at the end of the last post never arrived. Well, they did, sort of. The winds did go into the south-east, but they weren't coming from anywhere. With a low over Scandinavia, instead of a high, the winds were just local, and rain in southern … Continue reading The New Abnormal: Unst, Shetland, 19th-31st May 2020

There’s No Such Thing as a Free Launch: Unst, Shetland, 13th-18th May 2020

We are just beginning the process of pre-planning for the proposed Shetland Space Centre which is being planned for Lamba Ness in the north of the island. The debate about the proposal to launch unmanned rockets from the site is just beginning but, given my interests in the environment, it should come as no surprise … Continue reading There’s No Such Thing as a Free Launch: Unst, Shetland, 13th-18th May 2020