Sorry I do not. I was trying to broaden …

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

Sorry I do not.
I was trying to broaden knowledge about Scotland for people who live in Argyll & Bute and beyond.

Treble T also commented

  • This is not a joke.
    Which is further west, Dundee or Carlise.
  • 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.
  • Here is a question for all of you.
    Which is the smallest city in Scotland?

Recent comments by Treble T

  • SNP gain a councillor at Argyll and Bute
    phil.
    As one of his constituents I suggest that you try to shame your local councillor into resigning and standing in a by election in his ward representing the SNP party.
    It would be interesting to see how many votes Iain Angus Macdonald would receive.
    In my opinion councillors should no longer be paid an annual salary and we should return to paying them a laid down fee for attending statutory council meetings.
    That would encourage councillors who rarely attend council meetings to make more of an effort to attend otherwise they would not get paid.
  • SNP gain a councillor at Argyll and Bute
    Richard.
    I am surprised that you do not know about it.
    If a resident phones their local Service Point to complain about something such as a street light not working the call is transferred to the Contact (Call) Centre in Campbeltown where it is logged to justify someone’s existence and eventually repaired.
    Previously if a resident phoned in to complain to their local Service Point about a street light not working it was promptly repaired and usually within 24 hours.
  • SNP gain a councillor at Argyll and Bute
    In my opinion if a councillor resigns from the party he represented at the previous council elections then a byelection should take place.
    That might encourage councillors not “to jump ship” just because they feel like it.
    Iain Angus Macdonald was elected as an Independent Councillor and NOT a SNP Councillor at the 2012 Argyll & Bute council elections.
    If the had stood as a SNP candidate he might not have been elected.
  • SNP gain a councillor at Argyll and Bute
    Argyll & Bute Council could save themselves a lot of money if they got rid of that useless call centre in Campbeltown for reporting faults and allow residents to report any faults to their local Service Point where it would be dealt with more promptly.
    Unfortunately Campbeltown has empire builders who are sitting there trying to justify their own exsistence.
  • Fight for SNP Deputy Leader pits future against past
    In my opinion Keith Brown would be an ideal choice as SNP deputy leader as he has been a disaster as Transport Minister as far as the tourist providers on Islay are concerned.
    As a result of the Ferries Review in March 2013 after the Calmac 2013 Summer Timetables and been printed and distributed, Keith Brown the Scottish Government Transport Minister decided to divert the 9.45am sailing on a Saturday from Kennacraig to Port Ellen to Kennacraig to Port Askaig.
    The Hebridean Isles then sailed to Colonsay where it sat for three hours tied up a the pier at Colonsay doing nothing. It then sailed from Colonsay with a handful of vehicles back to Port Askaig and then on to Kennacraig.
    Saturday is the changeover day on Islay and as a result it is the busiest day of the week for ferries.
    The residents of Colonsay wanted a Saturday sailing from Oban not from Islay but Keith Brown sitting in Ediburgh noticed that there were two ferries serving Islay route and decided to send one of them to Colonsay to keep the Colonsay residents happy.
    Once again Scottish Government Ministers are clueless when it comes to dealing with matters west of Glasgow.

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26 Responses to Sorry I do not. I was trying to broaden …

  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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