Lowther Hills Ski Club volunteers have put many hundreds of their own labour hours into making the Ski Club a reality. The Lowthers have great potential because of their location and easy road access but money is tight and it's only your cash donations that will buy the webcam and weather station to put Lowther Hill on the Scottish skiing webcam map.
HOW WILL THE MONEY BE SPENT?
Because its location is remote, cold, high and windy, it must be self-powered and cope with anything a Scottish winter can throw at it so we're using the expertise of WinterHighland who set up similar cams at Glencoe, Cairngorm and Nevis ski centres. The money will pay for webcam hardware, solar panels, weather station, Raspberry Pi computer, transmitters and deep cycle batteries.
WHEN WILL WE SEE THE DIFFERENCE?
Notwithstanding equipment and weather related delays, with the kind help of WinterHighland we'll aim to get the system up and running just as soon we can once we have reached our goal. Alan Mackay of WinterHighland has provided us with a detailed statement of works and as the undisputed master of Scottish mountain webcam installations, he's as keen as we are to get it ready for the season.