Like any big Hollywood blockbuster, there are days and days of hype about the arrival date, but rarely does the event really live uptown expectations, well this week proved that sometimes the weather forecasters do get it right as the 'Beast from the East' arrived, the worst snowstorm the Borders and the UK has seen since 2010. School were closed across the Borders, roads closed and businesses losing valuable income. However, its so pretty and made some great fun local children and some adults for sure.
Here are a few photos from the last week, I hope you like them.
Monday 26th February was the launch of the 2018 BVAC Vintage Car Rally at Thirlestane Castle in Lauder , a very cold day with snow showers didn't dampen the spirits of BVAC members who brought several lovely cars along for the event. Tuesday 22nd February - Leaderfoot Viaduct looking spectacular as the first significant snowfall arrived.
From Wednesday 22nd February onwards Lauder and the Borders was affected by around 16inches of snow and large drifting due to the increasing winds.
Large icicles made for amazing scenes on Lauder's High Street.
The normally busy A68, with footpaths blocked people walk down the middle of the roads. Scottish Borders Council snow ploughs have done an amazing job keep the main roads open through the storm as seen here on the A68 at Soutra.
Fun for the children enjoying a few days off school as they build an igloo in the piles of snow.
The scene in Oxton.
White-out blizzards in Lauder
Sledging fun near the Burnmill in Lauder.
The A697 was closed at Caffraemill.
Dogs had a great time in the deep snow