Every time that mild south westerly winds are …

Comment posted A83 to stay closed for now by Treble T.

Every time that mild south westerly winds are forecast there is likely to be the potential for landslides on the Rest and be Thankful.

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  • The BBC 5 Day weather forecast is not always accurate. It did not forecast the storms on 3rd January 2012 until the last minute. The best forecast to use is magicseaweed.com with has seperate charts for wind and pressure for the next 180 hours ( seven and a half days).

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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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  2. ‘They can detect movement but of course they cannot stop it’
    This is exactly why this route has to be upgraded to cope with movement, and until this is done the government is likely to be seen as increasingly useless.

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  3. I see that ForArgyll is saying that the rest will be closed until tomorrow but the Transport Scotland site just says it will be closed “Foreseeable future. Further information will be posted as it becomes available”, which bears out my point in a previous post! Where do you get your information from? Regardless of any plans to resolve the problems at the Rest just being able to access up to date information from the official source would make my life easier!

    The same thing applied during the recent power outages. The information provided by the power companies was woeful and what information they did provide was inaccurate or out of date. I would have been happy to have been told that the power would probably be off for 5 days – at least we could have planned ahead rather than simply sitting around waiting!

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    • No, Simon, the ‘sole responsibility’ lies with a whole succession of administrations stretching back to the colonial days before the Holyrood government – landslips and rockfalls are nothing new on this road.

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      • “the colonial days before the Holyrood government”
        I, and I should think most proud Scots, find it deeply insulting that you, Robert, should imply that our country was ever a colony (of England I presume?).
        The implications of calling Scotland a colony besmearches the honour of our ancestors.
        I was born and brought up in a British colony in The West Indies, of an old Scottish plantation family. I know exactly what a colony is. Scotland was never a colony.

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        • W.S.: I appreciate and understand your horror, but the fact is that – pre-Holyrood – Scotland was latterly governed by one person who from recollection was responsible for the full range of central government ministerial functions save foreign policy and defence. There seemed to me to be a distinct whiff of colonialism about that arrangement.

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  4. Blah blah blah Robert. How long have the SNP had to fix this? How many landslips on their watch?

    They bailed out Edinburgh trams qucik enough – building a new Forth crossing…… zilch for Argyll in comparison :)

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    • The trouble is, Simon, there’s obviously no really rapid ‘fix’; it does seem that work has started on developing a realistic strategy to fix it, and what should be a mystery is why it wasn’t initiated at least a decade ago.
      But it’s not a mystery, given the astonishing neglect of the nearby A82 between Tarbet and Ardlui, and I can remember just how bad the traffic problems were allowed to get before the same road was rebuilt from the Vale of Leven up to Tarbet. There seems to be a British cultural mindset that puts infrastructure on the back burner, especially in an area that many national politicians might have perceived as irrelevant to their greater glory and prosperity. Don’t start me on Edinburgh trams – a very worthwhile project that would have been straightforward elsewhere in Europe but somehow got utterly mishandled in Scotland.

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    • It could get to the stage (if it hasn’t already) that the BBC 5-day weather forecast becomes essental reading to assess whether the road to Glasgow is likely to be usable or not.
      It’s one thing for ferries to be regularly disrupted by bad weather, but for this road to suffer likewise would be intolerable.

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    • The trouble is Simon, you’re not my teacher, the council’s got little or nothing to do with the landslide problems at the Rest, and regarding the way councillors voted on something I know no more than you and so can offer no enlightenment. You could try asking your teacher.

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  5. Thanks Robert. So after all your huff and puff – you’ve nothing to offer.

    Fact remains though – the sole responsibility for the ongoing debacles at the Rest – lies solely with this SNP Government.

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    • Correction, Simon, ‘rests with the inaction of successive governments’ – not like you to let anyone off the hook, is it? And if you want to conflate this problem with other issues, perhaps we’ll eventually be subjected to the ‘final solution’ of you rolling all your various concerns into one huge rambling question to be addressed to all and sundry on whatever threads come to hand irrespective of relevance? – you could get an endless series of non-answers to make hay with.

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    • How does Simon manage to come across as one of those people you meet in the pub who is just looking for an argument? About anything! We’ve all met them. Usually you just drink up and go somewhere else to get away from them. Next day you hear that somebody punched his lights out.

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  6. What a load of pointless political hot air. I have yet to see any political hot air which isn’t pointless mark you. It rained violently. The problematic mountain shifted again. Nobody’s fault – in fact, really bad luck considering the stabilisation job was pretty good. It is a real problem but they are looking at permanent solutions. Good. End of.

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  7. The BBC 5 Day weather forecast is not always accurate. It did not forecast the storms on 3rd January 2012 until the last minute. The best forecast to use is magicseaweed.com with has seperate charts for wind and pressure for the next 180 hours ( seven and a half days).

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