The Big Freeze in Assynt
On 26th November 2010 the temperature plumeted and the snow started falling. Apart from a brief thaw around the 4th December, Assynt (and most of Scotland) has been in the grip of freezing white-out conditions.
The snow has not been very thick here but the cold temperatures (minimum -12°C) have resulted in disruption to schooling and made journeys dangerous and difficult. The wildlife has been very hard hit, and we would urge everyone to keep feeding the garden birds.
However the landscape has been transformed to a winter wonderland. Here are some photographs taken during this (now?) exceptional, but amazing spell of weather.
Words and photos A. Summers