And it certainly has been snowing! I'll need to be careful what I write today, as it seems my last post was on the money in predicting the wintery weather conditions! Plus it has come to pass that the authorities have again been pilloried for not being prepared, in spite of a record investment in grit and planning for these very conditions. Personally I think that the severity of the conditions has made the criticisms a little unfair and I think that overall the response has been reasonable (or not? Leave a comment to let me know if you agree!).
In the meantime we have hosted the Resilient Scotland Conference, and all of the sponsoring companies did us proud with the support and facilities they provided. In addition I must thank all of the presentors for doing a fantastic job in delivering their messages in an entertaining but informative way. I learned a few things along the way, so it just shows that old dogs can learn new tricks! Of course, behind the scenes there was a lot of work carried out by a lot of people to ensure the success of the day, so thanks to all of them, too. Most importantly, a big thank you to all of you who attended on the day - it would not have been the success it was if you had not taken the time to attend, and I know that some of you had some way to travel. There are some photographs of the day on the 'News and Events' page (follow the link at the top right hand side of the page) so why not refresh your memories of the day by taking a look?
I hope the weather relaxes its grip by the time I next write in this blog (or perhaps one of my colleagues has something to say?), but in the meantime why not drop me a comment with a question or observation, and we'll do our best to get a discussion going?