The winter has well and truly arrived at Whitrope, with a heavy fall of snow making any work outside impossible; at least that is what the pw team said before retreating to the pub!!
A couple of jobs were done inside. Davie continuing to work on some of the panels off the Fowler. Progress was also made in resolving the fuel starvation issues on the Ruston, with a faulty valve identified which may be the root cause of the issue.
A number of the regular volunteers met up in Weatherspoons in Hawick for a bite to eat and for most of us an orange juice. A chance to reflect on another year which has seen a number of major protects through to completion.
This brings an end to another busy year for the association, with a lot of progress made on site. The completion of the bay and platform structures being the most visible on the ground. There is a great deal of work ongoing with regard to paper-work and the things that go unseen, which will continue through the winter. Can I wish all our readers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thank you for all your support and messages. The association has a number of plans for the New Year so your continued support, both physical and financial is key to driving us forward towards our goals.
There will be some northern rebuild updates over the next couple of weeks but that will be it from Whitrope until the New Year.