Monday, February 09, 2009
Putting the rubbish out at 7.35am...schools shut, but the gritters have been out and the buses are running...the benefits of steam radio
So, it's the Landcruiser or the public pantechnicon for the trip to Lerwick! All will depend on whether Susan has to go in to Lerwick or not. The Citroen ain't built for these conditions.
Radios Ian (SIBC) and BBC Orkney both carried the school closure announcement - a perfect example, as Susan pointed out, of community FM, as opposed to digital radio, in action. 'Not everyone has a computer.' Quite. And DAB - Dead And Buried - disnae work here. Steam radio saves lives! Or at least gives the kids a long lie.
More snow showers promised, and frost. But still, it's an absolutely gorgeous morning. A privilege to put the esse bags out.