Don't Underestimate Scotland's Wintry Easter
The Scottish Minister for Tourism has warned visitors to beware continuing wintry conditions on Scottish hills over the Easter weekend. And there was us thinking it was all melting...
Posted: 23 March 2005
Don't be lulled into a false sense of safety on Scottish mountains
over Easter, wintry conditions continue, is the warning from the
Scottish Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport.
"As the Easter holidays approach many people will be preparing to
enjoy the Scottish hills and mountains. However, it is likely that
the recent wintry weather will continue throughout March and April
and it is important to be properly equipped to deal with these
conditions," warns Patricia Ferguson.
"The Scottish hills and mountains are beautiful and accessible to
all but they can be potentially hazardous. By following these few
simple steps lives could be saved: have the correct equipment; check
the weather forecast; get information from the Avalanche Information
Service; and tap into local knowledge on the prevailing
"In short - enjoy your time in the hills, but be aware of the
limits of your own ability and be prepared for the variable Scottish
The Scottish Avalanche Information Service latest
reports and conditions forecast are available on the web and is
funded by approxiately £120,000 of Scottish National Executive
cash per annum. Right now the mild conditions means that snow is
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