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by Bruce
Sun Aug 07, 2022 8:01 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: What does this mean?
Replies: 5
Views: 795

Re: What does this mean?

And of course “pogue mahone”, the anglicisation of the first Gaelic phrase, was the original band name for The Pogues
by Bruce
Sun Aug 07, 2022 7:55 am
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: What does this mean?
Replies: 5
Views: 795

Re: What does this mean?

I asked a pal, native Gaelic speaker, and lecturer in Gaelic education

Hum. It’s written really badly/incorrectly. The first bit is Pòg mo thòin - kiss my bum. I think the next bit is Scots and means stretch over! I could be wrong.
by Bruce
Fri Jul 15, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Whilst London hits nearly 40 Deg C
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Re: Whilst London hits nearly 40 Deg C

It's lovely here in Sunny Saltcoats!
by Bruce
Fri May 13, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Threetowners cycling thread
Replies: 996
Views: 378662

Re: Threetowners cycling thread

I've been a wee bit under the weather recently, So miles are waaaay down on previous years. Planning a few adventures this year, and hopefully at least one will involve a ferry. I quite fancy going across to Dunoon and then round the Holy Loch,Kilmun, Strone, Ardentinny, then over the hill to Loch E...
by Bruce
Wed Apr 13, 2022 12:37 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Your Favourite Scottish music on Youtube
Replies: 170
Views: 89240

Re: Your Favourite Scottish music on Youtube

Donnie Black is a "moothie virtuoso" :)

Here's the "Ballachulish stomp", with Malcolm Jones of Runrig fame...

by Bruce
Wed Mar 23, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Photo Album
Topic: Re the little brass thing at Saltcoats train station
Replies: 2
Views: 809

Re: Re the little brass thing at Saltcoats train station

They are Ordnance Survey benchmarks, and show height above sea level. More info here: https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/newsroom/blog/25-years-since-last-benchmark If you go to https://parallel.co.uk/os-benchmark-archive/#13.69/55.63681/-4.7836 you'll see a map of the 3 towns with all benchmarks high...
by Bruce
Mon Jan 03, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus pandemic
Replies: 458
Views: 354222

Re: Coronavirus pandemic

Sorry to hear that Bonzo, hope you are feeling OK. My son-in-law tested positive (LFT) last week, so their whole family in isolation. Rest of family negative. All went for PCRs (they went to the testing centre at Prestwick Airport) and Son-in-law came back positive, daughter and the 2 grand weans -v...
by Bruce
Mon Jan 03, 2022 8:08 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Threetowners cycling thread
Replies: 996
Views: 378662

Re: Threetowners cycling thread

Well done Bonzo! my mileage was waaaay down this year. Every year I set myself a target, which is usually "to go a wee bit further than I did last year". And for the last 5 years, I've managed it. But 2021 was harder. Started off well, but I sort of lost my enthusiasm mid-year. So while I ...
by Bruce
Sun Dec 26, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Back on the wireless again...
Replies: 82
Views: 29286

Re: Back on the wireless again...

It's been a while since I posted one of these - still doing the Friday afternoon radio show. Here's my Christmas Eve playlist. Wanted to do some Christmas-related tracks, but not the wall-to-wall Christmas sameness that you get on most radio channels (and in shops) at this time of year. Any requests...
by Bruce
Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Houses sinking in Sharphill Road, Saltcoats
Replies: 5
Views: 947

Re: Houses sinking in Sharphill Road, Saltcoats

Sadly, demolition of the first of these houses started today. I'm told that both blocks (8 homes) will be coming down.
by Bruce
Thu Sep 30, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Houses sinking in Sharphill Road, Saltcoats
Replies: 5
Views: 947

Re: Houses sinking in Sharphill Road, Saltcoats

Demolition machinery sitting outside the houses tonight.
by Bruce
Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Lounge
Topic: Houses sinking in Sharphill Road, Saltcoats
Replies: 5
Views: 947

Re: Houses sinking in Sharphill Road, Saltcoats

Walked past it earlier today. Road still closed to cars, but pavement re-opened. Two blocks (so 8 flats) evacuated and fenced off. Police, Fire, Gas and Electricity people were the yesterday, gas supplies disconnected. You can see cracks on the gable end of one building, and the front of the other. ...