24-03-11 Changing Times
Don't forget to put your clocks forward 1 hour this coming Sunday.

The country officially moves into British Summer Time this weekend, being the last Sunday in March.

BST was first implemented during the First World War, in 1916, to make better use of the daylight hours and artificial lighting. At the end of the war it was continued.

During the intervening years there have also been several experiments such as double-summertime during the Second World War, and British Standard Time from 1968 to 1972 when the country ran at 1 hour ahead of GMT for the whole year.

More recently the subject has been debated again - this time running 1 hour ahead of GMT during the winter, and 2 hours ahead during the summer. Here in Kinlochbervie such a move could result in daylight not arriving until around 10am in the winter!
[Kinlochbervie moves into British Summer Time]


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