Snow in Aberdeenshire in Winter What a Surprise!
We Scot's are always bleetering on about how unprepared other folk in the UK are for winter weather. Newspapers and pubs are full of comments about how English cities grind to a halt after a couple of centimetres of the white stuff plunges from the sky. It reminds me of the leaves on the line headlines of a few years ago following train delays in autumn except that the leaves really do cause locomotives to slip about and lose traction. Hence the sand boxes they are now equipped with.
Well I personally think that us Scot's should take it all back. Last night it snowed in Aberdeenshire and no doubt elsewhere as well.
Just wet a bit of wet snow if truth be told and, as far as snow in this part of the world gets, just a light covering. It was well forecast and the gritters were seemingly out in force.
Three hour tailbacks on the roads into and out of Aberdeen is what happened. Cars on their roofs, in ditches and in fields. Folk unable to get to work, schools closed and transport links in chaos.
On behalf of the Scottish people I would like to apologise to the rest of the UK for the disparaging comments last year, the year before and the year before that as well.