The weather has been wild over the past few days. On Thursday night, winds got up to 90mph in Edinburgh and it's been consistently windy for the past few days.
It wasn't too bad this morning when we set off for a walk along the relatively sheltered stretch of the Water of Leith from Roseburn up to Dean Village. We were rewarded with a wonderful view of a kingfisher, though this photo
British Trust for Ornithology's Facebook collection of worst ever bird photos.
Once we had admired the kingfisher for several minutes as it flew from branch to branch and dived into the river the blizzard set in. As we were very close to the Gallery of Modern Art at that point we popped in for coffee and cake and by the time we'd finished the sun was out and we could finish our walk.
The blizzard has set in again now and shows no sign of stopping so quickly this time!