Mel. The answer is Perth because it lies between …

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

Mel.
The answer is Perth because it lies between two inches, the North Inch and the South Inch.

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.
  • Here is a question for all of you.
    Which is the smallest city in Scotland?

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    The £1.75 million that Argyll & Bute Council is demanding as the sale price could be deducted from the Scottish Government annual hand out to the council for the financial year 2015-16.
    Then everything would be sorted.
    The Argyll & Bute councillors would have got their £1.75 Million sale price, the Scottish Government would own Castle Toward for the people of Scotland and most importantly it would not have cost the Scottish Government a penny to buy it.
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    To date I have not taken any interest in the Castle Toward debate because I knew nothing about it.
    The above report from BBC Scotland states that Argyll & Bute Council received Castle Toward due to the result of local government re-organisation in 1996 and they received it for the payment of £1.
    Since then it has been a millstone round their neck.
    Therefore Argyll & Bute Council should sell Castle Toward to the highest bidder as anything received is better than nothing.
    Of course this will be a case of robbing “Peter to pay Paul” as no doubt taxpayers money will be given to the South Cowal Community Development Company to pay for the purchase.
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    Schools would be far better encouraging their school leavers to serve an apprenticeship in one of the trades but that does not look good in the league tables for secondary schools.

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26 Responses to Mel. The answer is Perth because it lies between …

  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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