I have a long professional history of being …

Comment posted Tarbet and Luss en fete as Olympic Flame brushes Argyll by newsroom.

I have a long professional history of being seduced by the apparent confidence of titles and not proofing them.
Many thanks for this prompt – and the location for the visit of the flame this morning is now correct.
Lynda

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  • We understand that the organisation itself was selling both Saltires and Union Flags to bystanders (£2 a pop) at Luss. (A post-Hampden revision, perhaps?)
    At Tarbet the guy with the bag of merchandise, seemed only to have Union Flags and whistles to sell.
  • Fabulous.

Recent comments by newsroom

  • Failure of Council’s ‘complicated procurement procedure’ leaves islands with no air services from 16th May 2015 for at least a year
    The principal function of these flights has always been the ‘scholar flights’ – which are subsidised by the council and which allow island children – from S1 stage – [whose only access to secondary education is on the mainland], to get home at weekends.
    Winter ferry timetables do not always allow for return passages in time to get from Oban to an island home and back again for first thing Monday morning. And at best, winter ferry services out to the islands – and these three are our outer isles – are heavily weather dependent.
    By extension, your argument is one asking the question about the viability of economic support for underpopulated islands in an already underpopulated region.
    The infrastructural costs of many of the Argyll islands, per head of population are, of course, massive – and that is often for an inadequate infrastructural provision.
    Asking this question is a cultural taboo.
    The hard fact is that if the Scottish Government cannot come up with a viable, robust economic development strategy for Scotland that includes and weaves in the west coast and islands – rather than simply ignoring them, then managed depopulation of the islands will be a question to be answered.
  • CalMac rejigs Arran and Campbeltown May holiday sailings
    We have rewritten the article above, clarified the situation, apologised where our own confusion may have confused others – and are grateful to you for the personal knowledge of the movements of the Caledonian Isles that made it possible to get this straightened out.
    Perhaps CalMac will now do what they usually do and simply show on the Service Status page for Ardrossan-Brodick the total lists of sailing times available on each of those four days?
  • CalMac rejigs Arran and Campbeltown May holiday sailings
    Right. The formal timetable does list other sailings, as opposed to the Service Status page and to the Extended Timetable issued by CalMac – neither of which mention any other sailings or say that the details given have to be set alongside the normal timetable in another place.
    We will alter the article and make the position clear.
    The timetable remains a depleted one. For example on Saturday 2nd May there are normally nine sailings out of Ardrossan and out of Brodick.
    Four of these have been cancelled each way, with one additional sailing each way. So the route loses three sailings each way that day.
    This clearly has been duff information management – and not helpful to travellers as it stands – but with CalMac’s run of troubles with CMAL fleet service outages, they are to be excused.
  • CalMac rejigs Arran and Campbeltown May holiday sailings
    But the CalMac timetable gives no other sailings than those we have quoted – and shown in our last reply above?
    There is no mention of this being a partial timetable.
    It may well be less than competent communication – but CalMac’s usual practice on its Service Status page is to give the full timetable operating where changes have been made – to save confused customers dashing between a timetable and a list of revisions in another place.
    How could a traveller make sense of anything if that was the way they presented it – and they have never done that before.
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17 Responses to I have a long professional history of being …

    • Spot on, during the Jubilee the Republicans joined hand in hand with in happiness & unity. Don’t know where you were in this country (Scotland) but here in Dunoon you were very lucky or unlucky depending on your viewpoint if you clocked a small red white and blue streamer fluttering from someone’s door handle or the odd elipse of bunting. Apologies if you are posting this from England or Northern Ireland as they appear to favour this abhorent circus and obviously brought people together in happiness and unity.

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        • Intolerence? Not at all, simply a point of view shared, I’m sure, by many many more in Scotland. The Olympic flame, yes probably bring sections of communities together, sport tends to do this. When the comparison to the Golden Jubilee was made by Islay for ever I am sure I was not alone in noticing the lack of enthusiasm north of the border, wonder why?

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    • I have a long professional history of being seduced by the apparent confidence of titles and not proofing them.
      Many thanks for this prompt – and the location for the visit of the flame this morning is now correct.
      Lynda

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  1. Having been at Luss this morning and taking a few soundings among the locals {like myself},We compared the crowd to-day to a day at Luss Games. The committee members of Luss Games have estimated the crowd at 3000. They were four and five deep all the way from the hotel to the pier with the first of them arriving at 8 am

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  2. The only blot on the event was the racial abuse of a local for holding a saltire by a bombastic guest from south of the Border who currently lives in Helensburgh

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    • We understand that the organisation itself was selling both Saltires and Union Flags to bystanders (£2 a pop) at Luss. (A post-Hampden revision, perhaps?)
      At Tarbet the guy with the bag of merchandise, seemed only to have Union Flags and whistles to sell.

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  3. I think that Graeme should have been at Tarbet where some idiots who were waving saltires let Scotland down by the signs they were making to tourists in coaches from south of the border. Is it any wonder that we are called anti English and ashamed to be Scottish.

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    • Regrettably we do have a mindless anti-English element who give the rest of us here in Scotland a bad name. Thankfully they are well and trully in the minority and hopefully will remain so. It’s all very well having a bit of sporting rivalry and friendly banter however, when it descends into nasty insults or verbal abuse simply because of your country of birth then this is very disappointing. This said, waving the National flag of your country be it England, Scotland, Wales or N.Ireland I don’t think should ever be deemed inapropriate or merit disdain.

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  4. Pingback: Argyll News: For the record: the 2012 Olympic Flame in Argyll | For Argyll

  5. You are quite right to condemn the behaviour of these small minded bigots, and I join you in that. I’m neither anti English nor ashamed to be Scottish and the actions of people like this won’t make me so.

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  6. If we don’t expose racial abuse now then the Independence referendum could become very nasty

    It’s important that all examples are exposed whether it’s by young beds or middle class or aged ones

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