Rare winter visitor

24th December 2019

(Above) Dank, misty start to the day, clearing only later in the day. Some thin new snow near summits with slowly thawing old snow below 800m. Local glen frost anticipated on Christmas morning with light winds for the rest of the day.


(Above) Rare winter visitor graced us with his presence here at Creag Meagaidh on Christmas Eve. Not particularly well adapted to our Scottish Highlands winter climate, hence the (rather fetching) polo neck fleece thing he’s wearing. Goes by the name of Dobby.


(Above) Team colours, too!  The massed ranks of the dog lovers out there will already have identified him as a blue brindle whippet. He kept us on our toes whilst out on the hill and was thrilled if a little confused by the snow!


Wishing you all a very merry Christmas.


Comments on this post

  • Keith
    24th December 2019 5:46 pm

    I thought SAIS dugs were macho breeds like huskies and collies. A whippet in a turtle neck, jeez! What next, a shih tzu in a tutu?

    • meagaidhadmin
      24th December 2019 6:08 pm

      We move with the times here at ‘Meggie. We’re adopting a more metrosexual vibe.

      Watch this space: as well as on-trend fashion accessory dogs we’ll be carefully grooming our beards and eyebrows soon, too.

  • Keith
    24th December 2019 8:30 pm

    Nice one, looking forward to it!
    Joking aside, love your work, keep it coming.

  • roger
    24th December 2019 10:01 pm

    Good to see a photo of the newest Meggie SAIS team member. He will I’m sure improve standards of appearance and can only have a positive influence on other SAIS teams – no names!
    Merry Christmas to all you hard working SAIS chaps.

    • meagaidhadmin
      24th December 2019 10:44 pm

      Thanks for your comment and seasonal greeting, Roger.

      We’ve taken our lead from SAIS Torridon. They’re a hard act to follow; we can only aspire to their standards of immaculate personal grooming and sartorial elegance!

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