Category Archives: Snow

Lunchtime Fun: Inside the mind of Mark Pack……

Yesterday, the Great Chocoholic wrote a blog post about shoe grips which help you to walk on the ice – a very helpful seeing as it’s supposed to be very Wintry this weekend. But I think there’s more to it … Continue reading

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>Liberal Democrat Iain Smith calls for enquiry into rail failures

>I’m pleased to see that I’m not the only Liberal Democrat who is disgusted with the shoddy service First Scotrail has been providing recently. I know that they’ve had a challenge, but their management and communication is shambolic. If you … Continue reading

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>Icy Dangers – frozen lakes are not for walking on

>As the temperatures plummet again, and it looks like we’re in for another long spell of Arctic blasts, I thought it might be an idea to let you see a status update from a friend on Facebook which filled both … Continue reading

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>Children forced to walk in road because of icy pavements round schools in Livingston

>It’s now more than a week since the last major snowfall in Livingston, yet paths round schools have not yet been made safe. The snow has thawed a bit and refrozen, meaning that the pavements are now covered in treacherous … Continue reading

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>In which my MSP becomes a Minister

>Congratulations to my MSP Angela Constance who was yesterday appointed as Skills and Lifelong Learning Minister in the reshuffle following the resignation of Transport Minister Stewart Stevenson who reckoned that  I feel that I could have done much more to … Continue reading

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>Abandoned cars causing havoc in Livingston

>Now that we’ve reached the balmy heights of 5 degrees, I finally got brave and ventured out to drive Anna to school this morning. Regular readers will know how utterly rubbish I am as far as snow and ice are … Continue reading

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>West Lothian Council’s Schools Cop Out

>West Lothian Council has reached a baffling decision that is the worst of all worlds as regards schools opening tomorrow. I’ll post the ten announcements made on the Council’s excellent Twitter feed  While the Council has in general done very well … Continue reading

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>West Lothian Council’s excellent snow communications

> I have been really impressed with the way West Lothian Council has kept in touch with people over the last week, since Snowmageddon hit. I particularly want to highlight their helpline for vulnerable people, 01506 773440. This is what … Continue reading

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>Snow Snippets and Snapshots

> The eerie snowy scene above is not in some remote rural spot. It’s literally just down the road from our house. Very few cars went anywhere yesterday – in fact the street was even featured on the STV news … Continue reading

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>Tarmac, I have missed you……..

>It’s Day 31 of the Big Freeze here. That’s over 4 weeks since the snow came. It’s certainly on its way out now. Only a few days ago, the rabbit run had well over a foot of snow on it, … Continue reading

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