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When I was manager of a plant which could not be completely shut down( a Distillery) it was a bit of a nightmare arranging some sort of cover over Christmas and New Year with the hope that those on shift would remain sober and turn up on time. Fortunately we always seemed to manage without mishap th...
It is all a bit of a fiddle often used by those who buy defunct companies. The directors get off scot free and the debts are all written off. Somehow the pension fund seems to get trousered by anybody except those who paid into the fund. The whole thing will start up again as if nothing has happened...
Due to ferry problems I had to take the Ardgour to Corran ferry recently. At Corran the charge is 50p to get in and the disabled has several locks so the normal key does not work. Behind the building is obviously well used.
- 16 Nov 2018, 5:48pm
- Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
- Topic: The (ir)responsibily of the Media
- Replies: 61
- Views: 1491
It should be said that the Sunday Herald has a steadily diminishing readership. I have not bought it for years now and how much longer it can continue is open to question. The readership are probably all dropping off due to old age.
My parking space is on the opposite side of the street from my house so no possible way of getting a battery charged at home. There must be many others in the same situation where recharging is not practicable. Range at present is another problem. For local use a couple of hundred miles is ok but fo...
- 6 Nov 2018, 3:44pm
- Forum: Does anyone know … ?
- Topic: Planning an Outer Hebrides tour
- Replies: 15
- Views: 624
Warning for anyone planning on leaving a car in a Oban and taking the ferry with bike to Barra which is the logical option. At the moment car parking in Oban and next year on Mull is a nightmare. Don’t even think about it. Argyll and Bute Council would probably charge for bikes if they thought they ...
- 5 Nov 2018, 3:49pm
- Forum: On the road
- Topic: Shoulder Barged By Pedestrian On A Cycle Path
- Replies: 29
- Views: 1272
6 women hikers walking shoulder to shoulder along a forestry road with a ditch on either side would not give way. I just stopped and they had to move to get past me muttering abuse as they did so. I just laughed at them and “ thank you ladies” . That probably hurt them more than any abuse I could gi...
- 5 Nov 2018, 11:35am
- Forum: The Tea Shop
- Topic: Paying for a bike in cash - why?
- Replies: 30
- Views: 623
The Clydesdale/Yorkshire Bank merged on 1st Nov. with Virgin Money. The computer system went belly up for at least a couple of days and my card was refused as well as the call centre being not available. I fortunately have 2 bank accounts with different banks so was able to renew my car insurance wi...