It's March 2015 and snow has been falling over the north west of Scotland for over 48 hours hours now. Reports of drifts of six feet have been reported in high exposed areas and none so bad as the Isle of Siel, just south of Oban.
It was just yesterday when primary school head teacher Isla MacLean sent all six pupils home because of the adverse weather conditions. She admitted being worried as she sent the wee souls into the bitterly cold blizzard. She then felt total relief on telephoning the homes of the children to discover all the kids were safe albeit one wee boy had taken four hours to do do.
However, the whereabouts of janitor wee Speadie is still unknown. The primary head sent him into the abyss when reports started to come in that the wee boy was taking ages to come home. His last sighting was by Isla MacLean who witnessed him going head down into the storm to look for the child. 'He left a small tunnelled path into that wall of snow and the light of his lantern slowly dimmed as he ventured possibly thirty feet or so.', blurted Ms MacLean.
With conditions still raging on the Isle of Siel,it has been impossible to say what has happened to the school's janitor. The small child who took the four hours to return home apparently piggy backed his way using friend's houses every fifty or so feet.