Scottish woman shopping for turkey still stranded

A wife who went to the shops to buy a turkey for Christmas dinner still hasn't made it home after being cut off by heavy snow.

Kay Ure, 54, left her house in the remote Scottish Highlands 15 days ago on a shopping trip to Inverness.

But thick snow and blocked roads have left it impossible for her to return to husband John and the lighthouse keeper's cottage they share in Cape Wrath, Sutherland, at Britain's north-western tip.

The cafe owner is stranded 11 miles away in Durness where she is staying in a friend's caravan.

But Mrs Ure hasn't given up on the idea of Christmas dinner with her partner of more than 30 years.

She told the Sunday Post newspaper: "I think it will be a few days yet as the road from our home is dangerous.

"I'm looking forward to a belated Christmas dinner but it might be Burns' Night (January 25) before I get to eat it."

The couple run a cliff-top cafe in one of Britain's most isolated spots. Mrs Ure left for Inverness on an organised shopping excursion on December 19.

Her husband drove her the 11 miles to a jetty where their boat is moored and from there they crossed the Kyle of Durness where she was picked up by a minibus, according to the newspaper.

On her return to Durness the heavy snow had blocked the route to the lighthouse and Mr Ure, 57, was unable to make the drive to pick her up.

Source: The Belfast Telegraph