Comment posted Quite where do police want campers and walkers to look for Suzanne Pilley’s body by Robert Wakeham.
You assume that, because of the sighting at Tyndrum (and presumably at Inveraray?) – combined with the police search around the Rest – that the answer is east of Inveraray, rather than on the Lochgilphead side, or elsewhere.
That’s why I think it would be sensible of the police to state clearly what is, and isn’t, known about where Gilroy was known to have been, and at what time. This could save people from getting the wrong ideas about where the body might be. This isn’t the first, or the second, time someone who’s been murdered has been dumped in Argyll in the last few decades.
Robert Wakeham also commented
- Could have driven a whole variety of routes as far as anyone seems to know.
- By the way, it’s Inveraray.
- Why shouldn’t the bin liners have been used anywhere, why do you think they were a red herring? The very fact that he obtained them in Lochgilphead increased suspicion – and wasn’t the search on the Rest route reportedly based on mobile phone records? Why do you link the bin liners specifically to the Rest?
- Some confusion here? Why should bin liners have anything to do with which road was travelled?
- Well spotted; not only is the most direct route between Tyndrum and Inveraray nowhere near the Rest, there are other routes unless it’s certain that the car went through Inveraray. And the state of the car seems to indicate it either went off the edge of a road – without getting irredeemably stuck – or it went along a hill track or along a stretch of forestry road that had been abandoned or never completed. A great deal of ‘if’s, and a definitive statement from the police would surely be sensible to avoid unnecessary public concern.
Recent comments by Robert Wakeham
- Astonishing infrastructural deficiency threatens Oban’s business development
A touch smug, Mr Stanger – there was a hotel on the site before.
I don’t know whether you live in Oban, but I always wonder at the extraordinary infrastructural deficit in the Oban road network, with just about all traffic between the north and Oban / southern Argyll being funnelled through the ‘bealach’, no sign of a link road around the inland side of the town and the only thing resembling a bypass being the low-speed single track road of extremely limited capacity (and even less passing places) between Connel and Kilmore.
Add to this the really remarkable lack of proper pavements on some of busiest streets, and the quite incomprehensible failure to create a link road from the Glenshellach area through the back of Lochavullin to the Albany Street / Shore Street junction, and you’ve got a picture of catastrophic complacency. Or is it smugness?
- So what has damaged MV Loch Seaforth been up to?
I was once sitting out on the aft deck of Western Ferries’ ‘Sound of Jura’, returning from Islay on a summer evening, when the boat unexpectedly performed a complete circle – and Arthur Blue emerged from the engine room door, looked around, scratched his head, and disappeared back down the ladder whence he’d come. We soon continued on our way without further incident – these things happen.
- Communities Secretary on prompt to intervene with revaluation of Castle Toward
Goodwill? – Dick Walsh?
- How not to sell oil
Just chance that the ‘United Kalavryta’ is the Greek tanker carrying the oil, but the name is topical, to say the least, in major political events that could have as much impact on us here in Argyll as the price of oil.
Kalavryta is a small mountain town in the northern Peloponnese, above the southern shores of the Gulf of Corinth, and has a terrible history, being the site of one of the worst of the Glencoe-style reprisal massacres by German forces during WW2.
The mountain country around Kalavryta was a centre of Greek resistance, and so the entire male population over the age of 12 – nearly 700 people – was massacred and the town torched, but the German commanders responsible were never brought to justice.
I just wish that the German politicians sounding off about the current financial situation in Greece had engaged their brains, and chosen their words more carefully, before going on a rant about fiscal rectitude.
I seem to remember learning that it was a similar level of hubris amongst European politicians over the post WW1 financial collapse of Germany that launched Hitler’s career.
- Giggle factor on the rise as Stornoway guesthouse runs competition to guess start date of new ferry
If there is an issue, it means that there’s been a gross failure to coordinate the design of boat and berth – not for the first time on the West Coast, in recent years.
Pretty elementary stuff to get wrong, if this is in fact what’s happened.
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