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Christmas turkey trip woman home

Christmas dinner
The couple are looking forward to a belated Christmas dinner

A woman who left her remote home in the Scottish Highlands to buy a turkey for Christmas has finally been able to get back home - 30 days after she set out.

Heavy snow meant it was not possible for Kay Ure to get back to Cape Wrath after a shopping trip to Inverness.

The 54-year-old and her husband John live in the Lighthouse Keeper's cottage at Cape Wrath, on Britain's north western tip, where they run a cafe.

Bad weather meant Mrs Ure could not complete the last 11 miles home.

However, an easing of the poor conditions allowed Mr Ure, 57, to travel to Durness in Sutherland to pick up his wife.

Six dogs

Mr Ure told BBC Scotland they were very happy to be finally reunited.

He said: "It was nice to see her again and she was glad to be home. We're just having small Christmas festivities today and having something nice to eat."

Mr Ure added: "We knew when we moved here it was going to be quite a harsh environment and we were quite prepared for that."

His wife's trip to Inverness and back involved an 11-mile car drive, a boat trip and a bus ride.

On her return, the road to the lighthouse was blocked by heavy snow.

She spent Christmas in a friend's caravan in Durness, while her husband had the company of their six dogs, and two walkers who popped into the cafe.

Mrs Ure left for Inverness on an organised shopping excursion on 23 December.

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 Mrs Ure was picked up by a minibus.

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

The couple moved from Glasgow to Durness several years ago before moving further north to Cape Wrath. They opened the lighthouse cafe in the summer.



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