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Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:50 am

CharlesT wrote:
CharlesT wrote:CG was the home of G from whom came T and T who raised their own. :D


Appears a clue may be needed. :(

CG may more commonly be DT.


A bit of a teaser eh?

You can get good views of the much more vaunted ED from a bit further up the hill.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby rockhopper » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:22 am

CG.....Caisteal Grugaig ?
T.....Telve ?
T.....Troddan ?
DT.....Druidaig Lodge ?
ED.....Eilean Donan ?
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:53 am

rockhopper wrote:CG.....Caisteal Grugaig ?
T.....Telve ?
T.....Troddan ?
DT.....Druidaig Lodge ?
ED.....Eilean Donan ?


Almost all correct. To illuminate:

CG is Casteil Grugaig aka Dun Totaig (DT) aka Totaig Broch,
G is Grugaig who lived there and was the witch mother of the giants Telve and Trodder who built their own brochs in Glenelg (just over the hill) , Dun Telve and Dun Troddan.

ED, which probably gave it away (I'm too kind), is Eilean Donan which can be seen from near the broch.

Your go now.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby rockhopper » Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:48 pm

Thanks Charles - yes, ED was a big help. The problem with guessing it is then having to think up something :roll:

TC was home to D who probably wasn't whiter than white
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:45 pm

rockhopper wrote:Thanks Charles - yes, ED was a big help. The problem with guessing it is then having to think up something :roll:

TC was home to D who probably wasn't whiter than white


Tantallon Castle and Douglas (Black of that ilk).
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby rockhopper » Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:11 pm

CharlesT wrote:Tantallon Castle and Douglas (Black of that ilk).
Part correct - the other part is potentially correct but not the answer for which I'm looking - cheers :)
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:22 pm

rockhopper wrote:
CharlesT wrote:Tantallon Castle and Douglas (Black of that ilk).
Part correct - the other part is potentially correct but not the answer for which I'm looking - cheers :)


Got it wrong, Tantallon was the seat of the Red Douglases, so Red not Black. But Tantallon may be wrong anyway. :roll:
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby rockhopper » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:44 pm

CharlesT wrote:Got it wrong, Tantallon was the seat of the Red Douglases, so Red not Black. But Tantallon may be wrong anyway. :roll:
Yup - it's not Tantallon :wink: - cheers :)
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:20 pm

Threave Castle and therefore revert to Black Douglas, some straw-clutching here. :(
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby rockhopper » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:31 pm

CharlesT wrote:Threave Castle and therefore revert to Black Douglas, some straw-clutching here. :(

Correct :clap: According to VisitScotland, "Now under the care of Historic Scotland, this massive tower house was built in the late 14th century by Archibald the Grim, Lord of Galloway. It became the stronghold of the Black Douglases and still today, round its base you can see the artillery fortification, an innovative defence years ahead of its time, built before 1455 when James II besieged the castle."

Over to you - cheers :)
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:12 am

A rare man Black Douglas, you wouldn't want to upset him. :shock:

CL and CR make up GCC.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Sgurr » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:57 am

here's where I get shot down in flames
Glasgow Clyde College and the CL and CR are something to do with its component parts Langside and Cardonald
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:17 pm

Sgurr wrote:here's where I get shot down in flames
Glasgow Clyde College and the CL and CR are something to do with its component parts Langside and Cardonald


Rat-a-tat. Per astra ad terra. :lol: Long way off I fear, in thought and distance.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:51 am

A bit of help. Those of a pedantic disposition, and who am I to argue with them, would require the placing of an"o" between the final C and C.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Tinto63 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:45 pm

Anything to do with Gordon Campbell of Croy, one time secretary of state for Scotland (Ted Heath's government)?
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