Havoc as storms batter Highlands

By Laura Paterson

Published: 27/01/2014

AN OIL platform was evacuated, ski centres closed, ferries cancelled and mountaineers rescued as storm-force winds and snow battered the Highlands yesterday.

And forecasters warned last night that more extreme conditions are on their way, with gales and blizzards expected to sweep the region today. A climber who suffered only a broken arm when he tumbled 1,000ft in Glencoe was one of four people to escape serious injury in three incidents in the hills.

The high winds also forced the closure of all of the Highlands’ snowsports resorts.

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