Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Little baby girl otter rescued - Ardnamurchan

Last week a little baby girl otter cried and whistled at two young holidaymakers in Ardnamurchan, and snuggled against their feet like a kitten. Abandoned by its mother, it would have died but for the hot water bottle and plastic box they kept it in. The cub happily fell asleep in front of the fire, after watching The Bill. At Strontian next day it was handed over to a wild life officer. "Sometimes the mothers get trapped or die and leave the babies to fend for themselves" said Andy who deals with 20 cubs like this every year. "We just feed them on little fillets of fish and return them to the wild."
In Scotland anything can happen. We've been trying to spot otters by the Kentallen Old Pier for years without luck. Others have, or so they say.
Picture by Ewan Urquhart

Dinner, jazz and sunsets high up Anoch Mhor

The picture of this lovely sunset around the Nevis Range Gondola was taken by Mickey Yule.

The Nevis Range have got a great new idea. They will be having Evening Entertainment nights which will include either live jazz, rock and ceilidhs in the Snowgoose Restuarant and Bar. These nights include food and music. The meals will be served from 6.30pm to 9pm, whilst the music will commence at 8pm and conclude at 11pm.

The dates allocated to the Evening Entertainment nights are:
23rd June 2006;14th July 2006;4th August 2006;18th August 2006; and1st September 2006.

Call Nevis Range for info. You will have to book, I reckon.01397 705 825or info@nevisrange.co.uk

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