11th August - Today's News: Wind Powers Scotland for a Day

Scotland completely powered by wind turbines for a day due to strong winds on Sunday.  Now all we need do is find a way of keeping it windy during spells of hot and, especially, cold weather ....  And, of course, businesses use a lot less electricity whilst they are closed on Sundays ....

And the latest weather in Scotland: Freezing temperatures and heavy rain before August heatwave sets in - the -3.1c recorded by Lee Schofield in Carrbridge is certainly accurate but unfortunately as it's not an official station it won't get in the record books.  The heatwave looks like lasting a couple of days with temps maybe just topping 30c next Tuesday  ....

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