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by ambodach
24 Feb 2020, 5:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sunday strict observance on Outer Hebrides northern isles
Replies: 72
Views: 2639

Re: Sunday strict observance on Outer Hebrides northern isles

There are no Wee Wee Frees. I presume you mean the Free Presbyterians or perhaps Seceders?
by ambodach
23 Feb 2020, 3:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sunday strict observance on Outer Hebrides northern isles
Replies: 72
Views: 2639

Re: Sunday strict observance on Outer Hebrides northern isles

Cyril Haearn you should read up the history of the Presbyterian churches in Lewis to get the terminology right. The Wee Frees are not the same as the Free Church which tends to predominate.
by ambodach
23 Feb 2020, 3:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sunday strict observance on Outer Hebrides northern isles
Replies: 72
Views: 2639

Re: Sunday strict observance on Outer Hebrides northern isles

Skye observe the Sabbath? You must be joking. Money talks on Skye. It is a while since I have been on Lewis but the supermarket in Stornoway was open on Sunday so far as I remember. My wife’s relatives were all staunch Free Church so had to be very circumspect. Sabbath observance is not as widesprea...
by ambodach
16 Feb 2020, 2:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.
Replies: 37
Views: 1246

Re: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.

I notice a current ad for Subaru which features a car being brought to a halt by a sheep in the road. Presumably the driver does not even need to look ahead any more as the car does it all.
by ambodach
16 Feb 2020, 2:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 1945 Footage of District Nurse
Replies: 28
Views: 1429

Re: 1945 Footage of District Nurse

LollyKat it must be the same one but I thought it was earlier. Perhaps 1970’s even.
I had a locum GP a few months ago who did home visits using an ebike of some kind. I think he said he normally practiced near Heathrow.
by ambodach
15 Feb 2020, 3:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ciara
Replies: 61
Views: 1672

Re: Ciara

Storm Dennis is not due where I live until Sunday. Went out this afternoon for a short walk just to get outside for a bit and the wind nearly had me off my feet a couple of times.
by ambodach
15 Feb 2020, 3:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 1945 Footage of District Nurse
Replies: 28
Views: 1429

Re: 1945 Footage of District Nurse

There used to be a GP in the west end of Glasgow who did home visits on a recumbent. I remember seeing him one day in I think Knightswood. His name was Dr Lean but cannot remember his first name.
by ambodach
10 Feb 2020, 2:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Developers- New Housing
Replies: 61
Views: 1736

Re: Developers- New Housing

Littlemill Distillery was a listed building but due to a variety of reasons stopped production. When it was disused it accidentally caught fire during the night and had to be demolished. The site is now covered with houses.
by ambodach
10 Feb 2020, 2:05pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 'Bent purchase history
Replies: 15
Views: 740

Re: 'Bent purchase history

Long time ago I tried a Linear lWB at a trial event in Duns. Rather liked it but decided it was a move too far. Now I have an Ice Adventure HD slightly laid back which I rather like but so far not had as much use as I would like mainly due to inclement weather coinciding with riding opportunities. W...
by ambodach
10 Feb 2020, 1:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Outer Hebrides
Replies: 26
Views: 1321

Re: Outer Hebrides

The trouble with the ferry at Mallaig is that the harbour is not really suited to larger vessels. Oban has more space so tends to be more reliable. I have not been through Mallaig for some time as I much prefer the Oban/Castlebay route. I always thought that the change to Mallaig/Lochboisdale was no...
by ambodach
8 Feb 2020, 8:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Developers- New Housing
Replies: 61
Views: 1736

Re: Developers- New Housing

What appears to be a clear boundary like a ditch may be misleading. It is not uncommon for people to steal a bit extra when putting up a fence or digging a ditch. The only answer is to get a surveyor, your title deeds and a tape measure to settle the matter. I have had personal experience of this ty...
by ambodach
7 Feb 2020, 1:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is this forum unrepresentative?
Replies: 108
Views: 3350

Re: Is this forum unrepresentative?

The main difference I think between this forum and the general public is that those on the forum tend to be better educated and thus better informed than Joe Bloggs who gets information from the likes of the Daily Wail or others of the same ilk. Mind you I do not believe anything I may read or see i...
by ambodach
7 Feb 2020, 1:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 51917

Re: Coronavirus - just how serious?

Audax67 you put it very nicely. I live in such a place which gets more of these infestations every year. The difference here is that after they have tottered around they then go back to the ships who prefer them to be on board to get more money out of them. The spewing comes mainly from yottie and s...
by ambodach
7 Feb 2020, 12:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Paying for Care
Replies: 146
Views: 2961

Re: Paying for Care

I never took advantage of the system because my wife would not have been happy with it but personal care for the over 65's is free in Scotland. Under 65 it is still available if needed but presumably a doctor would have to refer anyone for this.
by ambodach
6 Feb 2020, 9:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Paying for Care
Replies: 146
Views: 2961

Re: Paying for Care

I have come late to this discussion. Tangled Metal said jumping into very cold water is a fast way to go. I can vouch for that as being a scuba diver I have had to fish bodies out of river pools with cold water when people thought it was a good way of cooling off. My late wife had Parkinson’s which ...