Edinburgh News: environment
Edinburgh awoke today (Sunday 5th December) to another cold , wintry day - but thank goodness there has been no more snow overnight, which is some relief for us all in the capital city.
The snow showers may have relented for now, but it has given way to a fiercesome freeze in the last couple of nights that has seen temperatures drop as low as -15C in Edinburgh. Parts of North Scotland have recorded temperatures as cold as -20C.
The Pentland Ranger Service is telling people not to venture on to frozen reservoirs in the Pentland Hills this weekend. The rangers warn that the ice forming on the reservoir is of varying thickness and could be extremely unstable. There have been three incidents in the Pentland Hills in the last ten years, one resulting in a fatality.
Edinburgh City Council has defended its policy of continuing to close schools to some pupils after a week of wintry weather. Some children will be having a fifth day off school tomorrow due to the adverse conditions.
A week into the wintry snap, how are you bearing up? Are you still frolicking in the snow or fed up?
Edinburgh Airport not expected to open til 4pm as heavy snow keeps coming.
Low level offenders on community service were out clearing snow and ice in Stockbridge, Edinburgh this morning.
Some may be feeling highly exasperated at this stage, but many children will be having a fourth snow day tomorrow Thursday (2 December) as Edinburgh services continue to be disrupted by the unprecedented snowfall and icey conditions.
Snowvember is over, but as Edinburgh enters December there is little sign of the unusually snowy weather abating.
Edinburgh's Snowvember: Nice weather for penguins, but not all fun and games.
Edinburgh woke up this morning to a real Christmas scene (again) - just four weeks early! But in spite of this the children loved it, particularly those who found that the weekend had been extended by a day when their school was closed.
The wintry Christmas weather has come early to Edinburgh and across Scotland, although travellers will not be feeling cheered by the blizzard conditions.
Large deposits of snow this morning and the previous night caused roads to be blocked and problems for cars on the main roads within the capital.
Edinburgh Airport is now the fifth largest airport in the UK in terms of passenger numbers according to figures released from the CAA.
The fires of Bonfire Night may be burning bright tonight, but Edinburgh City Council has been reminding people that they can only burn wood and standard coal to heat their homes this winter with certain kinds of smokeless appliances and stoves which are up to a government standard.
Edinburgh and Glasgow councils today launched a campaign to have the UK High Speed Rail project extended to Scotland.
Community safety teams from the City of Edinburgh Council have spent the week taking down "dangerous homemade bonfires" across the city in the run-up to Bonfire Night tomorrow.
Scientists investigating the mysterious spate of fatal ‘corkscrew’ injuries to seals in the UK believe that boats are to blame.
In Spring 2003 volunteers from Leith Festival ran Leith FM 1, a successful short term broadcast (RSL) over the Leith Festival week. In Winter 2003/4 Leith Community Mediaworks (LCM) was set-up to deliver Community Radio & TV for and by the people of Leith.