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Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

Re: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

Postby rockhopper » Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:29 pm

Forth and Clyde canal ?
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Re: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

Postby RICHARDCFF » Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:48 am

rockhopper wrote:Forth and Clyde canal ?


Nope, not the Forth and Clyde Canal
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Re: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

Postby Caberfeidh » Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:18 am

Bowling ?
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Re: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

Postby RICHARDCFF » Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:22 am

Caberfeidh wrote:Bowling ?


No, not there
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Re: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

Postby RICHARDCFF » Wed Sep 29, 2021 9:30 am

OK a couple of clues:
1 The picture was taken recently while walking along a stage of a Long Distance Walking Route
2 In the distance are some buildings, one of which I blanked out as the large signage would have given the game away to those using Google, or to a certain group of enthusiasts
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Re: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

Postby RICHARDCFF » Fri Oct 01, 2021 4:20 pm

Another clue:
After taking the above photo I continued along the Long Distance Walking Route and within one to two minutes took the following picture:

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Re: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

Postby rohan » Fri Oct 01, 2021 5:36 pm

I think you are on the John Muir Way and the canal is the Union canal but I am not sure where! Somewhere near Falkirk?
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Re: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

Postby RICHARDCFF » Fri Oct 01, 2021 7:10 pm

rohan wrote:I think you are on the John Muir Way and the canal is the Union canal but I am not sure where! Somewhere near Falkirk?


Getting close but no cigar.
You are correct about the John Muir Way, but not about the Union canal - in fact the first picture is not of a canal at all.
The picture was taken about 8 miles from the centre of Falkirk in a place that is now part of Falkirk Local Authority area but was historically in another county.
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Re: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

Postby rohan » Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:49 pm

Bo'ness dock. Bo'ness used to be in West Lothian .
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Re: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

Postby RICHARDCFF » Fri Oct 01, 2021 9:52 pm

rohan wrote:Bo'ness dock. Bo'ness used to be in West Lothian .


Correct - well done :clap:
... and the building in the distance that I blanked out in the first photo is the Museum of Scottish Railways...

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Re: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

Postby rohan » Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:36 pm

RICHARDCFF wrote:
rohan wrote:Bo'ness dock. Bo'ness used to be in West Lothian .


Correct - well done :clap:
... and the building in the distance that I blanked out in the first photo is the Museum of Scottish Railways...

Over to you


Yes, I may have got it earlier if you had left it in although it is many years since I was last on one of their trains. We took the children there, then the grandchildren and also visited the mine when it was still open. I did think there was something funny about the "lock" gates but thought it was a backwater of the main canal rather than not the canal at all!.
This is from my more recent history (very recent). No railway stations have been harmed in this photo which remains untouched by editing, although I was tempted to remove the hill tracks.
Imagephoto by Seal54, on Flickr
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Re: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

Postby larry groo » Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:31 am

Sturdy Hill in Glen Esk?
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Re: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

Postby rohan » Sat Oct 02, 2021 10:03 am

larry groo wrote:Sturdy Hill in Glen Esk?


No, sorry
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Re: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

Postby rohan » Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:12 pm

rohan wrote:
larry groo wrote:Sturdy Hill in Glen Esk?


No, sorry


Not a million miles away though.
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Re: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

Postby rockhopper » Wed Oct 06, 2021 8:50 pm

Kircram TP ?
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