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Bitterly cold in Badenoch and Strathspey tonight – and brace yourselves for more


By Tom Ramage

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Getting c--c-c-colder every day!
Getting c--c-c-colder every day!

Temperatures continued to fall throughout the strath overnight and left Badenoch and Strathspey with, at last, some genuinely predictable weather for the time of year.

Sensational Strathspey by Sandrone
Sensational Strathspey by Sandrone

After months of gloom and doom over unseasonable warmth, December has begun in more traditional style.

'I am walking on the wall...Children gaze open-mouthed, taken by surprise, nobody down below believes their eyes...' Yes this big man-sized fellah in a high garden caused quite a stir this morning in Boat of Garten!
'I am walking on the wall...Children gaze open-mouthed, taken by surprise, nobody down below believes their eyes...' Yes this big man-sized fellah in a high garden caused quite a stir this morning in Boat of Garten!

One garden thermometer in Kincraig had the morning's figure at -11 and the weathermen are expecting the trend to continue for a few days yet.

One of the warmest places to be this morning was outside the Boat Hotel, whose beautiful garden came complete with very a very efficient picnic heater - not that anyone was taking advantage of it.
One of the warmest places to be this morning was outside the Boat Hotel, whose beautiful garden came complete with very a very efficient picnic heater - not that anyone was taking advantage of it.

From the Brae in Kincraig across to Braeriach early in the mornings the Cairngorms stood proud in all their splendour.

An early morning shot from The Brae at Kincraig
An early morning shot from The Brae at Kincraig
Check it out if you're heading out.
Check it out if you're heading out.
Another seasonal shot this week over the strath by Sandrone
Another seasonal shot this week over the strath by Sandrone

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