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?

Recent comments by Treble T

  • Telegraph proves Salmond tried to bully St Andrews principal into silence on post-indy University research funding concerns
    Shona Robison the Sports Minister had a letter published in the Dundee Evening Telegraph on 3rd September 2013.
    The letter was headed “Open and transparent as possible”.
    In the letter Shona Robison (who is married to Stewart Hosie SNP MP for Dundee East) stated that the SNP has long been committed to making sure that the voters are as informed as possible and we will continue to do that with next year’s referendum. She then stated “When it comes to post-referendum information the SNP Government’s White Paper will provide a comprehensive blue print for an independent Scotland that will make clear what voters are voting for.”
    Shona Robison who receives an annual salary of over £100K
    does obviously not know the difference between “pre” and “post”.
    Alternatively the Scotland’s Future White paper published in November 2013 is just a sham with the true White Paper to be published after the vote on 18th September 2014.
    Incidentally in the weeks following Shona Robison’s letter in the Dundee Evening Telegraph there was no correction published.
  • Telegraph proves Salmond tried to bully St Andrews principal into silence on post-indy University research funding concerns
    Willie.
    You are living in dream world!
  • Telegraph proves Salmond tried to bully St Andrews principal into silence on post-indy University research funding concerns
    Robert.
    I totally agree with your comments.
    My father served on the Atlantic convoys at the age of 16 during the 2nd World War to help give people in the UK free speech.
    Unfortunately Alex Salmond and his fellow Yes supporters do not believe in free speech in Scotland preferring in many cases to adopt Mob Rule.
  • Telegraph proves Salmond tried to bully St Andrews principal into silence on post-indy University research funding concerns
    Willie.
    You seem to be pretty clueless about research funding in Scottish Universities.
    Last night the vice principal of Dundee University was interviewed on TV. She stated that in the previous financial year Dundee University received £20 Million Pounds from the Scottish Government and £100 Million Pounds from external organisations for research funding.
    The Welcome Trust have a huge building in Dundee with is full of scientists trying to discover new cures for a variety of illnesses.
    Last week Sir Philip Cohen who is an expert in the field of diabetes wrote an article in the Dundee Courier urging Scottish voters to vote No otherwise numerous scientists would move south into England as research grant funding would be greatly reduced in an independent Scotland.
    No doubt the Yes supporters in the housing schemes in Scotland could not care less about the loss of research grant funding until they develop a life threatening illness and demand a cure.
  • Telegraph proves Salmond tried to bully St Andrews principal into silence on post-indy University research funding concerns
    Murdoch.
    We will all be doomed if it is a Yes vote tomorrow.
    Should an independent Scotland be allowed to join the EU they will have to accept the rules for new member states.
    That means having to charge at least 15% VAT on Transport, Food, Children’s Clothes, Books and Newspapers.
    The current domestic VAT rate of 5% on Electricity, Gas and Oil would have to be increased to at least 15%.
    eg. At present UK, Portugal and the Republic of Ireland have an opt out and do not charge VAT on books and newspaper but an independent Scotland would lose that concession.
    That is why Alex Salmond will not tell the truth about the true cost to the residents of Scotland should an independent Scotland be allowed to join the EU.

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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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