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Nature can be cruel

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OneFootInTheGrave Report 12 Apr 2013 12:11

Water levels on Mull have dropped so dramatically in recent weeks that Tobermory Distillery has been forced to cease operating for only the second time in its history, with only a fifth of the island’s expected rainfall supplying the loch on which the distiller depends on.

The Met Office revealed that Mull only received 1.8 inches of rainfall in March - the lowest anywhere in Britain.


Sharron Report 12 Apr 2013 12:18

You would think that people woud be happy to stop washing and flushing their lavatories for an important purpose such as that.


Dermot Report 12 Apr 2013 12:34

A few neighbours of mine don't seem to have been acquainted with soap recently & there's certainly no shortage of rain water here.


Merlin Report 12 Apr 2013 12:45

Thank goodness its not happening on Isla, :-D


KittytheLearnerCook Report 12 Apr 2013 12:53

Shall we start a human chain to fill it?? *looks for a bucket without a hole*


RolloTheRed Report 12 Apr 2013 13:00

Send for the SS Politician ( whisky galore)


AnnCardiff Report 12 Apr 2013 13:42

seems this is a national crisis on an unprecedeted scale - why is there not a website for donation? :-D


ChrisofWessex Report 12 Apr 2013 15:22

Why can't the troops be requisitioned to drive some water tankers up there??


OneFootInTheGrave Report 12 Apr 2013 15:28

It has to be soft water preferably filtered through a peat bog ;-)


Kay???? Report 12 Apr 2013 15:39

Time to get a stock in then and rain dance.


AnnCardiff Report 12 Apr 2013 15:54

plenty of soft water in these parts - will my lawn do for filtering?