My guess is that the name change is …

Comment posted Loch Lomond Arms Hotel opens the high road to Luss in July by Integrity? Not in the ConDemAll.

My guess is that the name change is to make it more attractive to the tourist market. Tying it into Loch Lomond makes sense from that perspective.

Recent comments by Integrity? Not in the ConDemAll

  • Totty rocks as new FM elected at Holyrood
    Fair enough Jnrtick. I of course acknowledge that the lyrics taken in isolation are racist. What I mean is I think the context they are sung in means they are not meant as a racist jibe but as the sort of football rivalry banter that has gone on for decades.

    I am no tolerated of racism, very far from it. I just think we should be careful about mixing up genuine hate/intolerance with something far less serious.

    Football has not had to seek out its troubles over the years and I think it, largely, has done a good job cleaning up its act. However I wouldn’t want to over sanitize it.

  • Totty rocks as new FM elected at Holyrood

    I am not clear if you were at the game or are basing this on what you heard on the tele. If it is based on what you heard on the tele then I think there needs to be a strong health warning over any claim that it was only English fans who were singing songs that could be classed as bile. What you hear on the tele when watching football games is entirely down to where the camera crews and microphones are located in the stadium.

    You surely don’t for one second, believe that a few thousand England fans outsung 60,000 Scotland fans do you?

    In reply to your other comment on this thread I think the reason it wasn’t reported in the papers is because it is a son that has been sung up and down the country by football fans for years. Some time using the word ‘Scottish Bastard’, just as often using the words ‘English Bastard’

    It has never really been considered a racist chant regardless of whether it has been sung by English or Scottish fans and I suspect if we hadn’t just been through the referendum the singing of it on Tuesday wouldn’t have raised any eyebrows.

    Whilst I acknowledge it is a somewhat coarse song (most football songs are!) I see it as football banter and not racism. I don’t think Scotland fans are racist when they sing it, nor do I think England fans are when they sing it.

  • Totty rocks as new FM elected at Holyrood
    I actually wish football associations and clubs would stop apologising for the behaviour of people at football grounds as doing so perpetuates the idea that football, as a sport, is to blame for the behaviour of idiots and thugs.

    Ted Croker got it right when he stood up to Thatcher in the mid 80s when she demanded to know what he intended to do about his hooligans. He replied that they were not football’s hooligans they were her hooligans, and added we “don’t want your hooligans at our sport”.

    Football clubs are doing a huge amount to deter hooligans but ultimately it is entirely impossible to totally prevent it, especially when it occurs outside the stadium.

  • Totty rocks as new FM elected at Holyrood
    I find it odd that anyone would bring up football chants and try and use it to highlight inappropriate behaviour in any one group. Quite simply because every set of football fans the world over are equally guilty of it!

    Scottish fans have sung that exact same song about various England managers for years! Not to mention the much laughed about (at the time) chants about Jimmy hill being a ‘poof.’

    If anyone has problems with football fans and what they chant then they are have every right to voice that opinion but trying to point a finger at one set over another is ridiculous.

  • Salmond to donate First Minister’s pension to charity – for as long as he remains an MSP
    In isolation you would have a fair point dp however if you had been unfortunate enough to read the amount of vitriol thrown at Karl by NCH over the past few months I think you would be a little more understanding of his response.

    I appreciate there is a ‘two wrongs’ point which could be made here but in the grand scheme of things I don’t think Karl owes NCH any manners whatsoever.

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8 Responses to My guess is that the name change is …

  1. What was wrong with the ‘Colquhoun Arms’ name? – I thought that changing original pub / inn / hotel names to something considered more marketable was a peculiarly English affliction, but apparently not – unless the previous name was synthetic, which seems unlikely.

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    • It will probably still be known locally as the Colquhoun Arms, however, I’ve been told that with the new opening they want to get a fresh start and previous people who ran the pub had let the place get a poor reputation.

      Now that Luss Estates have taken it back over and spent a hefty bit of money on it, a wee name change doesn’t seem to big a deal.

      Locally, the worry is how much a pint will cost!!!

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  2. It is wonderful news to hear that this hotel will be re-opening and have a name that will attract tourists. The fact that there is a local history attached to the developers and that the blot on the landscape will be no more is just a joy. I love Luss and have missed the hotel facility over the years for a meal or coffee. We will definitely be visiting on our road from Strone to Glasgow. Good luck with this exciting addition to the West of Scotland.

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  3. Hi there, it’s great to hear that there is another hotel opening soon , I aml looking for a job maybe 1 to 2 days a week !!! I have a svq in cookery and I hold a full driving licence my age is 52,,,, and I know I could do a good job for you and I would be reliable!!! Maybe you might think this is silly but!!!! It’s worth a shot ,,, hopefully I hear from you yours sincerely Flora Robb

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