Lots of the white stuff!!

January 13th, 2015

Snowing hard at Gaskbeg today – torrential rain, and flooding yesterday as all the snow melts!  and then today back to snow again! – wish it would make up its mind.

For guests arriving this week check the roads before you travel, traffic Scotland is quite a good website to check and it has cameras so you can see what the road conditions are like, Drummochter North (pictured) is a good one to check, its just before you turn off at Dalwhinne.  If you are worried at all keep going on the A9 until Newtonmore and then take the Laggan road – its not much of a detour.(http://trafficscotland.org/livetrafficcameras/)

Please get in touch if you have any concerns at all.

2015 Jan TrafficScot Drummochter northimage

Frosty White Rainbow !!!!!

January 5th, 2015

Took  this picture of Calum just up the back above the farm on Christmas day, I think it is a  ‘white rainbow’.  I have never seen one before, have any of you?

2014 25th Dec Calum white rainbow

Happy New Year

December 29th, 2014

Lovely winters day at Gaskbeg today cold but with beautiful blue skies and winter sunshine.  Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and all the best for 2015.

Facing the winter sun looking to Clunys whiskers

White Christmas?

December 12th, 2014

Well if the weather carries on the way it is going it could be a very white Christmas but  knowing scottish weather it could all be gone by Monday!!

The picture below was taken today and shows a very wintery Bail nan Cnoc, which still has availability for Christmas at a very good rate, just email or phone for details.

2014 very snowy Bail nan Cnoc

At last a smooth road to Bail nan Cnoc !!!

December 1st, 2014

At long last! tar planings (straight off the Dalwhinnie to Laggan road) are going down to upgrade the road surface to Bail nan Cnoc – thanks to Scott Pirie the digger man! This’ll bring relief to both springs and shock absorbers wether you’ve a 4×4 or a low slung Ferrari!!
Bail nan Cnoc Road repairs Nov 2014

Last of the Snow

July 25th, 2014

Driving back from Dalwhinnie last night and the temperature gauge in the car was saying 28c and there was still a large patch of snow on the Dalwhinnie hills.  Had to take a photo as it might not be there for much longer!!

Dalwhinnie hills last of the snow July 2014

Summer time

July 16th, 2014

We have had some fantastic weather recently and have even managed a few swims in the River Spey which were lovely, could not believe how warm the water was!!  All the silage is made and most of the sheep are clipped.  The photos below are of Pat one of our old sheep dogs having a wee rest, and newly clipped ewes with their lambs on their the way to the hill.Pat - Hot dog June 2014

Sheep been clipped and heading for the HIll Jun 2014

Flooding on Gaskbeg

February 24th, 2014

Increase  temperatures yesterday up to about 7 or 8 degrees warmest since October so the snow has started to melt bringing lots of water down the Spey, flooding half our low ground fields.

FLOODING FEB 2014

Dont worry about the ski-ing, still heaps on Cairngorm – www.cairngormmountain.org – and  the Nevis Range -snowsports.nevisrange.co.uk -.

Latest Addition

December 10th, 2013

The first seconds of life, another Aberdeen Angus cross female calf – a breeder for the future at Gaskbeg.

First seconds of life 10 dec 2013

Winter Has Arrived

December 6th, 2013

A cold quiet day today thank goodness after yesterdays storm, we faired no too bad just a couple of trees down. Have not heard wind like that for a long time thought the roof was going to come off the house!

Laggan Kirk with Craig Meagaidh in the background Dec 13