The Cruachan train derailment is about 6 miles from where we live.
Last night there was plenty of rescue activity: police, fire engines, helicopters – mainly because of the remoteness of the site, or so it was said. Thankfully there were few injuries and they were not reckoned to be serious, although eight people were taken to hospitals. The road to Oban is now closed and effectively it means a detour of 77 miles each way to get to our local metropolis. Come to think of it, Glasgow is probably nearer.
We were going to Oban to visit Son #3 this afternoon – needless to say our plans have been amended. People working in essential services are having a long commute, and nobody knows yet what exactly will happen. Photos here on the BBC website. Also if you look at the heading picture on this blog – the train derailment is round about at the far left hand side.