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PICTURES: Snow delight for sledgers in Tain in Easter Ross and snappers at Nigg Hill – though Struie road altogether less enticing as travel affected


By Hector MacKenzie

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Quite a view from Nigg Hill earlier today. Picture: James Mackenzie
Quite a view from Nigg Hill earlier today. Picture: James Mackenzie

A COLD snap today with dumps of snow witnessed widely across Ross-shire brought joy and anguish in equal measure.

With weather warnings for snow and ice in place and wildly fluctuating temperatures since New Year's Day – one of the warmest on record – it paid to keep a close eye on what was happening outside the window for anyone considering travelling or having some fun before the schools go back.

Maria, Lana (12) and Josh (11) Campbell on Gallows Hill, Tain Links. Picture: James Mackenzie
Maria, Lana (12) and Josh (11) Campbell on Gallows Hill, Tain Links. Picture: James Mackenzie

So while conditions on the roads were tricky in many places, the carpet of white was welcomed by fun-seeking sledgers keen to hit the slippery slopes while the going was good.

Sledgers in Tain were amongst those managing to find good spots for a slide.

The B9176 – better known locally as the Struie – was less inviting for drivers.

But for photographers, there were some prime scenes to snap, such as the view from Nigg Hill.

The Met Office earlier updated a weather warning for ice and snow in the Highlands.

Queen Street, Tain. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Queen Street, Tain. Picture: James Mackenzie.

Weather warning for very strong winds, snow and ice

Picture you would like to share from Ross-shire? How was it with you? Email hector.mackenzie@hnmedia.co.uk


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