IT HAPPENED IN SCOTLAND
Not an Arctic expedition on its way – just one of the effects of Scotland’s latest blizzards and a rescue party, complete with sledge (arrowed) trudging through the snow. On the sledge is 71-year-old commercial traveller Mr James McKean of Castlehill Road, Ayr, who collapsed when his car stuck in a drift about five miles from Dalmellington, Ayrshire. Rescue party cut through deep drifts on Thursday from Dalmellington itself marooned until yesterday when this picture was sent to the Scottish Daily Express Office.
THE AYR ADVERTISER OR WEST COUNTRY AND GALLOWAY JOURNAL, Ayr Thursday March 20, 1947
BLIZZARD PARALYSES TRAFFIC, STRANDED MOTORIST’S ORDEAL : FODDER FOR SHEEP BY AIR.
Stretcher-bearers carry 71-year-old Mr James McKean to safety after he was rescued from stranded ‘bus. Inset – Mr McKean boards the train at Dalmellington Station Saturday afternoon to return to Ayr. The rescuers reach Mossdale Farm, where Mr McKean was pronounced fit enough to continue the journey to Dalmellington.
A Carsphairn correspondent writes to point out that we did his parish some unintentional injustice in a note in this column last week, when we described Carsphairn as the rainiest district in the Stewartry. Our correspondent states that the rainfall record which is kept at the Shiel, and from which we took our information, hardly gives a just record for the whole parish, as it appears that hay-making is often going on in the valley of the Deugh while rain is falling at the Shiel, which is situated very high among the hills. We are pleased to hear this, but all the same the Shiel can afford to give away a good deal from its record, and we would not advise anyone to go to Carsphairn on holiday without a waterproof.