We don’t often get very cold weather on the island. The moderating effect of the Gulf Stream ensures that temperatures here in winter are almost always above freezing. Having said that – the last two months have been unusually cold on Tiree – probably the most sustained period of cold weather I can remember since moving here in 2001.

Since the middle of December we’ve had four spells of temperatures below freezing with each one lasting a few days. This week we’ve had temperatures of -4˚ – which probably explains the phenomenon of ice being formed along the edge of the sea. This amazing photograph, taken on Wednesday morning by Adrian Pope, shows sea ice on Gott Bay.

Sea Ice