Our lamb sales are over but a lot of farmers are still taking their trailers over to Oban with regular qualities of lambs. I am not sure anyone gets any better at the lottery that is guessing the market price, it varies from week to week, and seems dependant on whether or not the buyers turn up in number or not. The weather can have an effect - as traditionally the west coast store lamb is bought by east coast farmers to go onto their harvested or silaged fields for the winter. If the harvest or silage is delayed then the farmers dont have anywhere to put a new batch of lambs.
I got lucky last Sunday! I was hoping to catch the Aurora borealis on camera, but the forecast was weak and I wasn't really expecting one... however..... I caught a meteor instead! I shared the photograph with the Facebook page Aurora Research Scotland as I was't sure what it was to begin with. It was confirmed that it was indeed a meteor and its green colour shows it was high in copper. Suffice it to say, I was well pleased!!