Dateline August 2000

August 1st

The dry spell continues almost unbroken. Some overnight rain, but not enough to help. Tiree is running out of water, and tankers are despatched. On the hills there are brown splodges visible where shallower soils have dried out and the grass is dying. Some trees ahve begun to shut down, and a few autumnal looking leaves are to be seen. Clear dry weather for the sailors of Tennents West Highland Yachting Week, but not much wind.