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Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

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

Postby rohan » Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:58 pm

Sgurr wrote:Is it the Standing Stones at Stenness?

No, closer to fantasy than stones.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Sgurr » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:33 pm

Is it the Sule Selkie in Shetland?
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby rohan » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:19 pm

Sgurr wrote:Is it the Sule Selkie in Shetland?


Sorry, no. Sea creatures are involved but on mainland Scotland. Rather uncannily there are links to the previous 4 questions or maybe I am making tortuous connections. The mystery is more of a media thing, everyone locally knows the answer.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby gld73 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:14 am

Anything to do with the Seafield Shellycoat??
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby rohan » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:51 am

gld73 wrote:Anything to do with the Seafield Shellycoat??


No not that either. The SS are solid and visible but what they depict is more of a humerous fantasy and they are of this decade.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby rohan » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:31 am

I mentioned links to the previous 4 questions.
Firstly Robbie Burns visited S (not much of a clue as he got around a lot of places)
Secondly there is a link to the RCS question in that SS was also subject to recent media attention ( albeit maybe only in Scotland), there is also an Administrative link.
Thirdly SS features (very definitely) a non-Stevenson lighthouse and Robert Stevenson also has a significant link to S.
Finally there is a similarity to Burghead.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby rohan » Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:07 am

I have just found out that no-one on this forum watches The One Show (neither do I). SS featured on it earlier this week.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:04 pm

The more information you provide on this the more baffled I become.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby rohan » Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:24 pm

CharlesT wrote:The more information you provide on this the more baffled I become.


I thought this was going to be too easy for you all.

I know them as the SS and most local folk would refer to them that way. They have acquired a few new names in the media. The mystery part of the question is really a media thing, locally most people know who is responsible for them. All the publicity is good for the small tourist town of S which has aready has a number of attractions that bring people there; namely, award winning icecream shops, an award winning fish 'n' chip shop and an infamous snack to name but a few. There are at least another 3 major reasons why people visit but I think I have given you too much information now! NB The One Show didn't really point out the fantasy element of the SS. Personally, I think they are great.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:48 pm

The Steel Sculptures at Stonehaven?
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby Sgurr » Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:57 pm

Really interesting. Had never heard of them, Now I must go and see them.....some day.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby rohan » Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:20 pm

CharlesT wrote:The Steel Sculptures at Stonehaven?


Yes! Not so hard, over to you Charles. I did not mention that the link to Burghead was the tarball fire event as this would have given it away earlier.The sculptures feature a dragon viking ship, fag-smoking fish catching men, crabs hauling in creels plus a lighthouse also inhabited by fish keepers

Sgurr wrote:Really interesting. Had never heard of them, Now I must go and see them.....some day.
You must. There is also a lovely walk from the harbour (Robert Stevenson involved in the restructuring of the harbour) to Dunnottar Castle or for a bit more of a stretch, from Garron Point (the Highland Boundary Fault) to Dunnottar but watch out for the tempting ice cream and chips on the way.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:33 pm

Knew nothing of them. Interesting indeed.

Not wholly unrelated, TL yielded the TH and TPC.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:58 pm

CharlesT wrote:Knew nothing of them. Interesting indeed.

Not wholly unrelated, TL yielded the TH and TPC.


Initially to be seen at the residence of a popular author.
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Re: Can I have a 'P' please Bob - Scotland

Postby CharlesT » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:00 am

I may be being a bit challenging here. To help, the items are ancient, were possibly votive offerings and are of a distinctive style named from its Continental origins, of which there are several phases.
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