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Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

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

Postby Glengavel » Tue May 12, 2020 10:21 pm

I'm guessing MS is obvious but not familiar enough with their work.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Tue May 12, 2020 11:09 pm

Glengavel wrote:I'm guessing MS is obvious but not familiar enough with their work.


The Scottish element of the puzzle is the location, O

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

Postby Glengavel » Wed May 13, 2020 8:00 am

HalfManHalfTitanium wrote:
Glengavel wrote:I'm guessing MS is obvious but not familiar enough with their work.


The Scottish element of the puzzle is the location, O

Tim


Too late, I googled it! :oops:
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Wed May 13, 2020 11:57 am

Glengavel wrote:
HalfManHalfTitanium wrote:
Glengavel wrote:I'm guessing MS is obvious but not familiar enough with their work.


The Scottish element of the puzzle is the location, O

Tim


Too late, I googled it! :oops:


No worries, I used Google to solve the previous one - I guessed one of the lighthouses, but had no idea about the keeper!

Over to you!

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

Postby Glengavel » Wed May 13, 2020 12:29 pm

I assumed MS was Muriel Spark, but it's Mary Shelley. F is Frankenstein and O is Orkney, where the good doctor F attempted to create a mate for his creature.

Mary Shelley apparently spent some time in Dundee. Wonder where she got the idea for hulking misshapen creatures arisen from the dead. :wink:

I'll now contemplate devising a new question, unless anyone wants to chip in in the meantime.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Sgurr » Wed May 13, 2020 6:54 pm

Glengavel wrote:I assumed MS was Muriel Spark, but it's Mary Shelley. F is Frankenstein and O is Orkney, where the good doctor F attempted to create a mate for his creature.

Mary Shelley apparently spent some time in Dundee. Wonder where she got the idea for hulking misshapen creatures arisen from the dead. :wink:

I'll now contemplate devising a new question, unless anyone wants to chip in in the meantime.


Very unfair to Dundonians. We moved to Scotland in 1964 and have noticed that they all seem to have grown by 3" since they stopped being so malnourished. (Some alas have grown it round their waists, but it is a vast improvement.)
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Glengavel » Wed May 13, 2020 8:37 pm

OK here we go.

TFs are uniquely Scottish.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Glengavel » Thu May 14, 2020 10:28 pm

And there's only one TF left.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby rohan » Fri May 15, 2020 12:32 pm

Tunnocks Factory? Although I thought there was only ever one (at Uddingston) so probably wrong.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Glengavel » Fri May 15, 2020 3:56 pm

rohan wrote:Tunnocks Factory? Although I thought there was only ever one (at Uddingston) so probably wrong.


No, sorry. Not food related. Another clue later this evening.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Glengavel » Fri May 15, 2020 8:56 pm

The last TF started at B but is now to be found at K.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Glengavel » Sun May 17, 2020 9:54 am

The last TF is the G.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Sgurr » Sun May 17, 2020 6:50 pm

Just a wild guess unsubstantiated by any of my research. Territorial Force
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby vuirich » Sun May 17, 2020 8:57 pm

TF is a Turntable Ferry. The last turntable ferry, the Glenachulish started out at Ballachulish before the bridge was built, and now plies the straits at Kylerhea between Glenelg and Skye?
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Glengavel » Sun May 17, 2020 10:09 pm

vuirich wrote:TF is a Turntable Ferry. The last turntable ferry, the Glenachulish started out at Ballachulish before the bridge was built, and now plies the straits at Kylerhea between Glenelg and Skye?


Well done. I travelled on it some time in the early 70s when it was at Ballachulish, and again some 25-odd years later at Kylerhea.
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