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Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

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

Postby vuirich » Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:56 pm

Charles Stuart climbed Sgurr Thuilm. Thomas Pennant climbed Beinn na Caillich near Broadford, but Samuel Johnson didn't.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:50 pm

vuirich wrote:Charles Stuart climbed Sgurr Thuilm. Thomas Pennant climbed Beinn na Caillich near Broadford, but Samuel Johnson didn't.


“A savage series of mountains, discoloured black and red as if by the rage of fire.” (Black and Red Cuillin, seen from Beinn na Caillich, as described by Thomas Pennant)

Yes - three 18th century tours of the Highlands and Islands, done by very different personalities in very different circumstances. Charles’s tour was less relaxing! Pennant was a lover of nature and the outdoors: Johnson less so.

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

Postby vuirich » Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:49 am

HalfManHalfTitanium wrote:“A savage series of mountains, discoloured black and red as if by the rage of fire.” (Black and Red Cuillin, seen from Beinn na Caillich, as described by Thomas Pennant)

Prophetic, given the igneous origin of the Cuillin, and that the theory plutonism had only been proposed a few years before Pennant's Scottish tour, and that his tour pre-dated James Hutton's development of the igneous origin of certain rocks.

Thanks, Tim.

Try this:
LT put the dampers on K and C.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby vuirich » Fri May 01, 2020 8:50 am

Time for a clue: K and C can no longer be seen.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby rohan » Fri May 01, 2020 9:49 am

The building of Loch Treig dam drowned the villages of Kinlochtreig and Creaguaineach .
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby vuirich » Fri May 01, 2020 10:11 am

rohan wrote:The building of Loch Treig dam drowned the villages of Kinlochtreig and Creaguaineach .

Well done, rohan. :clap: The Loch Treig dam was built in 1929.

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

Postby rohan » Fri May 01, 2020 7:23 pm

Thanks Vuirich.
AH served at SS but is remembered for the end at FIS
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby rohan » Mon May 04, 2020 9:56 pm

Do you need me to shed some light on this?
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Tue May 05, 2020 10:19 am

rohan wrote:Thanks Vuirich.
AH served at SS but is remembered for the end at FIS


Can't yet get AH, but is SS Sule Skerry and FIS Flannan Isle Station?
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby rohan » Tue May 05, 2020 11:56 am

CharlesT wrote:
rohan wrote:Thanks Vuirich.
AH served at SS but is remembered for the end at FIS


Can't yet get AH, but is SS Sule Skerry and FIS Flannan Isle Station?


You have one element totally correct and one word of another element right. You are heading in the right direction in one respect but not in another.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Tue May 05, 2020 2:57 pm

rohan wrote:
CharlesT wrote:
rohan wrote:Thanks Vuirich.
AH served at SS but is remembered for the end at FIS


Can't yet get AH, but is SS Sule Skerry and FIS Flannan Isle Station?


You have one element totally correct and one word of another element right. You are heading in the right direction in one respect but not in another.


Angus Hutchison was the last lighthouse keeper at Fair Isle South lighthouse station? (the last manned lighthouse in Scotland) and was at Sule Skerry before that?

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

Postby rohan » Tue May 05, 2020 4:24 pm

Angus Hutchison was the last lighthouse keeper at Fair Isle South lighthouse station? (the last manned lighthouse in Scotland) and was at Sule Skerry before that?


Correct, he was the 4th generation of his family to be a keeper with the NLB and was the Principal Keeper at Fair Isle South when it was automated. Over to you Tim!
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Tue May 05, 2020 8:46 pm

CharlesT gave it to me by suggesting the idea of lighthouses - I guessed Fair Isle South, and the rest of the credit belongs to Google. But thanks rohan - try this one...

According to MS, F wasn’t happy with his work in O
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Wed May 06, 2020 7:56 pm

HalfManHalfTitanium wrote:CharlesT gave it to me by suggesting the idea of lighthouses - I guessed Fair Isle South, and the rest of the credit belongs to Google. But thanks rohan - try this one...

According to MS, F wasn’t happy with his work in O


No guesses yet, so time for a clue. Again according to MS, we only know about what F did in O because of a series of letters sent by a Polar explorer.

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

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Tue May 12, 2020 11:45 am

No guesses yet, so here is another clue. It is probably pretty obvious that this is about a book.

The book was ranked in the top 10 by the Guardian in a list of the greatest novels ever written.

(I suppose that makes it easier to Google the answer - but just seeing if anyone wants to have a last go without Google)

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