Today I was working over in Staffin on the Trotternish peninsula. It seemed to be the day for muir burns. The weather has been bitterly cold and windy but it has been very dry. The muir burns happen annually in winter. The purpose is to burn the heather which supposedly enables more grass to grow for the sheep to graze on. It was a spectacular sight. I saw multiple fires as I drove from Staffin to Portree. Tonight I can look across to the Trotternish peninsula and see fire on the hillside. It looks like hot lava flowing down from the Quiraing.