Back in Edinburgh now - and a Happy New Year to one and all ;-)
Survived a family Christmas-dinner for 10, and spent a very enjoyable few days up at Gairloch Youth Hostel for Hogmanay: large group of friends and their families had booked the whole hostel for the New Year.
Unbelievably, there was less snow 5-hours North of Edinburgh than in Edinburgh when we left it!
Anyhow, plenty of New Year celebrations undertaken and even managed to fit in a reasonably serious walk and a bit of sea-fishing ... what more could you ask for :-)
Highly amused, on my return to Edinburgh, to see that my robust defence of Conservative colleague Alistair Paisley formed part of a front-page Evening News story yesterday ... my Labour Group colleagues will never forgive me :-))