Monday, 5 September 2011

Water Supplies Safe Again

This North Ronaldsay member of the local flock has that quizzical look, as though thinking of the paradoxes of living on its Orkney island. Its range of weather is wide and conditions can change quickly in the stormy and treacherous surrounding waters. The first lighthouse, the Old Beacon (below), was, as a consequence, constructed as early as 1789. It was replaced by the tallest land-based lighthouse in the UK some 43 years later. With so much water around, it is ironic that local water-supplies recently became suspect and boiling it before use became necessary. This advice was lifted at the beginning of the month. Humans may safely consume.

Scottish Islands Explorer - safe to digest

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