Most people wrongly assume that it is the …

Comment posted A85 Connel to Dalmally closed in both directions by Treble T.

Most people wrongly assume that it is the stretch from Perth to Inverness but there have also been serious accidents on the Inverness to Thurso section.
I could have just mentioned Perth to Inverness but no doubt someone trying to clever would have stated that the A9 started in the City of Perth and finished in Thurso.

Treble T also commented

  • This is not a joke.
    Which is further west, Dundee or Carlise.
  • Sorry I do not.
    I was trying to broaden knowledge about Scotland for people who live in Argyll & Bute and beyond.
  • Mel.
    On the front page of today’s Dundee Courier there is an article headed “Games move, but it’s only by Inches”
    Perth Highland Games are moving from the South Inch to the North Inch because of the summer deluge.
  • Mel.
    It is a trick question, but if you have never been to the City of Perth then it is unlikely that you will know the answer.
  • Mel.
    The answer is Perth because it lies between two inches, the North Inch and the South Inch.

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  • Scottish severance negotiations: location, batting order, public information
    Jerry.
    I agree with everything that you say.
    I had a letter published in the Ileach dated 6th September 2014 (Newsie’s favourite newspaper in Argyll & Bute) which warned that in the event of a Yes vote sheep and cattle farming was finished in Islay. It would also be the case in Tiree as mainland buyers would no longer travel to Islay & Tiree to purchase lambs and beef cattle for fattening up on the mainland prior for export to the rest of the UK and particularly England.
    Finally there will be more than sufficient lambs and cattle on the Scottish mainland to meet domestic demand in an independent Scotland.
  • Sillars no authority but authentic voice of ‘Yes’ culture of intimidation and retribution
    Sokay.
    Both.
    I was replying to your post about that “out of control” nationalist Sillars and providing information about Alex Bell and Dennis Canavan as well.
  • Sillars no authority but authentic voice of ‘Yes’ culture of intimidation and retribution
    FAO NCH.
    Last Sunday (14th September 2014) I was in Dundee and I was listening to the Radio Tay talk in at 11am hosted by Ally Bally (Arthur Ballingall). The subject needless to say was the Referendum.
    People can listen to the TayTalk in through the Radio Tay AM website. I listened to the match commentary of the Dundee FC v Kilmarnock FC game on 9th August 2014 on TAY AM on my laptop.
    The first caller was a lady who is a committed NO supporter. She said that that she had been frightened to put a NO poster in her window in case a brick was thrown through her front window.
    This lady explained that last Saturday she was in the centre of Dundee and she received a NO badge at the Better Together stall with she attached to her coat.
    She then sat in a quiet corner of the City Square in Dundee with a friend who was in a wheelchair.
    A short time later a Yes supporter came up to her and shouted at the NO supporter “You are Scum”, “You are Scum”, “Go to England”. The lady and her friend were shocked by this outburst and members of the public sitting nearby could not believe what this Yes supporter was saying.
    Amazingly the Yes supporter was accompanied by his wife and a young child.
    I shudder to think what this child will be like when it is older with a father who resorts to intimidation like this because (he) the Yes supporter is trying to intimidate anyone who does not agree with his views.
    It is a pity that there were no police in nearby as the Yes supporter should have been arrested for breach of the peace and intimidation.
    We have the same problem in Islay where the Yes Islay supporters will not enter into meaningful discussion as it is their way or no way. If a NO voter tries to speak at a meeting they just shout them down.
    Fortunately when a person votes it is in secret and no one can be intimidated in the polling stations throughout Scotland.
    Well, I certainly hope this is the case.
    If Scotland becomes an independent country the YES Islay supporters and especially business owners are in for a very big shock if there is no currency union and the Scottish Government keeps using the pound under sterlingisation.
    It will serve them right if their businesses go bust because they cannot provide more than sufficient security to cover their overdrafts and loans.
  • Sillars no authority but authentic voice of ‘Yes’ culture of intimidation and retribution
    Sokay.
    Last June we had Dennis Canavan and Alex Bell speaking in the Gaelic College on Islay speaking on behalf of Labour for Independence.
    Alex Bell was hell bent on re-nationalising everything in sight and as an ex shop steward he would bring back the closed shop in a minute.
    Most of the Yes Islay supporters at that meeting would not have a clue what the closed shop was as they live on a island where there are no factories.
    Most of the Yes Islay supporters were people who had their own businesses which would be taxed to the hilt if Canavan and Bell got their way with their “Old Labour” tactics.
    I come from Dundee and know all about strikes whereas the residents of Islay are still living in the equivalent of Brigadoon.
  • Sillars no authority but authentic voice of ‘Yes’ culture of intimidation and retribution
    willie.
    Not only are the Orange Order in favour of remaining part of the UK, the masonic lodges in Scotland will also be in favour of remaining part of the UK.

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26 Responses to Most people wrongly assume that it is the …

  1. I am surprised that there are not more serious accidents on the A85 from Tyndrum to Dalmally as motor bikers seem to think that they are a law unto themselves.
    Whilst driving on this stretch of the A85 especially during the summer months I see motor bikers weaving amongst the traffic and overtaking on blind corners. It is no wonder that this road is often closed due to accidents.
    With any road it is not the road that is dangerous it is the people using it that cause the accidents. You cannot have accidents if the road has no vehicles on it.

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    • True, some drivers behave like lunatics, but not true that ‘it’s not the road that’s dangerous’ – there are places in Argyll where the road configuration is very clearly unsafe. And what’s this about ‘you cannot have accidents if the road has no vehicles on it’ – do you think roads are for decoration only? – this reminds me of days gone by in the Middle East, when there were suspicions that strangers were sometimes found guilty of causing accidents on the principle that if they hadn’t been there the driver on the wrong side of the road would still be alive.

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    • Presumably they weren’t, but the criticism of bikers is fair comment – some of the ‘bike packs’ that come out in good summer weather do behave like absolute lunatics, without any doubt whatsoever. So, of course, do some car drivers.

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  2. Regardless of whom was to blame, one of my colleagues was involved in this accident. Let’s pray that both drivers recover from this tragic incident. My thoughts are with you both.

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  3. People say that the A9 from Perth to Thurso is a killer road but this is only because motorists take un-necessary risks to try to reach their destination a few minutes earlier.

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    • It’s not as simple as that, is it? Aren’t people usually referring to the stretch from Perth to Inverness, where part of the problem seems to be the way that the road switches repeatedly between single and dual carriageways.

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  4. Most people wrongly assume that it is the stretch from Perth to Inverness but there have also been serious accidents on the Inverness to Thurso section.
    I could have just mentioned Perth to Inverness but no doubt someone trying to clever would have stated that the A9 started in the City of Perth and finished in Thurso.

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    • That’s an unfair question for the rest of us since Bobby Wakeham has a permanent direct link to Wikipedia (how else can he authoratively comment on so many issues?).
      Anyone back to Stirling for me now (oops).

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  5. Mel.
    It is a trick question, but if you have never been to the City of Perth then it is unlikely that you will know the answer.

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  6. Mel.
    On the front page of today’s Dundee Courier there is an article headed “Games move, but it’s only by Inches”
    Perth Highland Games are moving from the South Inch to the North Inch because of the summer deluge.

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    • Ah right! It’s a play on words. I can’t quite get the hang of the limey sense of humour, but full marks for what is clearly a very funny joke. Got any others?

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