Climate change experts are of the opinion that the Scottish flooding is likely to get worse and held the climate change liable (anyone can guess that part). The Scots look forward to and expect politicians to take hard-hitting decisions in this regard (and hope they will). Subsequent to record rainfalls in Scotland, the country is keeping a vigil (they’d better). Some of the worst affected areas include the Dumfries and Galloway and also Ettrick and Yarrow (to get an idea you should see the pictures). Businesses flourishing on the Whitesands also faced the impact as the River Nith in Dumfries brimmed over.
While experts say that the responsibility to take decisions lies with the government and with people who have a firm hold in the political arena, the Government Ministers say that the responsibility lies with everybody – every single household, business premise owners and government authorities in Scotland, to help find a solution. Rainfall recorded at Eskdalemuir observatory on November 20th, surpassed that in 1931, the prior highest total so far recorded.
A few climate change expert opinions go like:
- There is a one degree Celsius rise worldwide, leaving natural weather far behind.
- An excerpt from what Professor James Curran of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) said about the problem: “The weather outside your window at the moment is man-made and we don’t seem to be doing a very good job of it, do we?” (High time we think about it!)
- Something which has to be understood is that as people get along building more protection against this genre of eventualities, a stage will come when, the cost for protecting something exceeds its actual value.
- As a matter of fact, it has become quite difficult to shield everything from harm
It is about time people begun to devise clever plans to cope up with this problem as it is impossible for the government to protect every household. Constructing flood defences, permitting rivers to conduct themselves more naturally, is something anyone can work towards. If you find it hard to meet the expense, it is always better to reallocate yourself and household from flood prone areas.
Just 6 miles from Edinburgh Airport close to South Queensbury, comes the new UK sensation, Dakota Forthbridge, with a unique hotel experience. It is aimed at people visiting on business in Edinburgh Livingstone and travel via Edinburgh Airport. If you are on a leisure visit to Forthbridge, Edinburgh and Knockhill, this hotel would offer a totally different experience from the mainstream hotels in Scotland.
Offering innovative style and an unexpected level of good service at an affordable price , the place has a philosophy that is straightforward in doing things brilliantly. The Dakota Grill concept is very simple- No compromise and no corners cut, fantastic food and best local suppliers. Expertly prepared by the finest emerging young chefs from all corners of UK, it uses the best seasonal produce around the British Isles.
More over it is the first Scottish restaurant that is eligible to use the prestigious Marine Stewardship Council(MSC) logo besides the certified sustainable seafood dishes. It has Won the Scottish Seafood Restaurant of the Year 2009, Scottish Hotel Restaurant of the Year 2008 awards and Scottish Restaurant of the Year 2008.
The five meeting rooms provide stylish air conditioned areas to conduct business and it is aimed at training and board room meetings market.
So have a great time from the usual stress of work in this splendid hotel.
- Air Conditioning
- Room Service
- Internet Access/Wi-Fi