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Dalwhinnie Voices

Loch Ericht Hotel after snowstorm - Feb 1940
Dalwhinnie Voices
Loch Ericht Hotel after snowstorm - Feb 1940

They used to say 'you don't get winters like that any more' but after 2009/10 perhaps we're not quite so sure. If you have vivid memories of extreme winter conditions here, we'd love to know more. Let us know below.
The famous Dougie Matheson who belonged to Kintail, was proprietor of Loch Ericht hotel I think from 1928 to 1962. Anyone assist? He had family - Kate, Ian and Hugh - all sadly gone.
Picture added on 15 August 2010 at 14:02
Comments:
The winter of 1996/7 was a particularly cold one, with a temperature of -23c recorded.
I remember this as a particular problem due to the diesel freezing in the tractor which prevented us from ploughing the road.

The winter just past, was considerably worse for snow, though temperature wasn't quite so severe, it did remain cold for several weeks.
Added by Ross Dakers on 11 October 2010
Lived at Balsporran cottages in the late 40s. Dougie Mathieson used to pick us up and take us to Dalwhinnie school. My sister Alison and I also Willie Gunn and his sister Elspeth. Great days then.
Added by Peter Sloway on 17 January 2014
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