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PICTURES: Snow time to waste for sledgers and snappers in Easter Ross


By Hector MacKenzie

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Annie Kidd (5) having a whale of a time! Picture: James Mackenzie
Annie Kidd (5) having a whale of a time! Picture: James Mackenzie

A COLD snap with snowfall witnessed widely across Ross-shire brought delight for many.

With weather warnings for snow and ice in place and 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.

Ross Gordie Kidd (9), Anne (Granny Annie) Mackay and Annie Kidd (5) on Robertson's Hill, Tain. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Ross Gordie Kidd (9), Anne (Granny Annie) Mackay and Annie Kidd (5) on Robertson's Hill, Tain. 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.
Josh (11) and Lana (12) Campbell on Gallow Hill, Tain Links. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Josh (11) and Lana (12) Campbell on Gallow Hill, Tain Links. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Ross-Shire snow photos: The view from Nigg Hill. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Ross-Shire snow photos: The view from Nigg Hill. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Ross-Shire snow photos: Josh Campbell (11) on Gallows Hill, Tain Links. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Ross-Shire snow photos: Josh Campbell (11) on Gallows Hill, Tain Links. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Annie Kidd (5) on Robertson's Hill, Tain. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Annie Kidd (5) on Robertson's Hill, Tain. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Good to go once again! Picture: James Mackenzie.
Good to go once again! Picture: James Mackenzie.
It was best to take care on the Struie (B9176). Picture: James Mackenzie
It was best to take care on the Struie (B9176). Picture: James Mackenzie

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


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