That was some storm last night - the Eoropie weather station recorded winds up to 103 mph. The noise was very loud, had to turn up the sound on the TV to hear it. But there appears to have been little damage in Stornoway. On an amble round town at lunchtime, all I saw was a collection of dustbins gathered round the Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop in Francis Street, a roan pipe that appears to have fallen on someone's car in Inaclete Road (smashed numberplate was the only evidence left, car had gone). Preparations for a possible power failure were not required after all.
The streetlights on the Goat Island Causeway went out early in the evening, so I was denied a good view of the masses of seaspray that came flying in from the Minch. The storm peaked between 11 and 12, but at the moment, there is only a force 4 to 5 going with snowshowers.