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  1. Port Ellen distillery is coming along.

    Just think, in only 10-12 years from now there might finally be a Port Ellen on the market that I can buy without remortgaging.

    There is also a rum distillery directly behind it which has newly opened since my last visit. Not sure how the other two “under construction” distilleries are coming along but I’ll hazard a guess that the one out by Bowmore isn’t.


  2. Newtongrange Star 2 Stoneyburn 0 HT. South Challenge Cup, third round.

    Game started in style. Two goals, two shots off the bar, missed penalty. All before I could finish my steak and haggis pie!

    Has calmed down a touch since but has been very entertaining.

    EDIT - finished 5-3 Newtongrange AET. Defences were well on top.


  3. Cumnock 2 Pollok 2. Premier League.

    If we put aside the fact that Cumnock is not particularly random for me at this stage, given I’ve now seen them four times in little more than a month (and I’m going back to see them at Irvine Meadow on Saturday), this was an absolute belter of a game.

    Cumnock took the lead twice, Pollok’s second equaliser was ridiculously good, making their goals against Annan look like tap-ins. He absolutely leathered the ball, pleasingly clipping off the crossbar on the way in. Just a sensationally good goal. There was a camera there, would like to see it again.

    Both teams had chances to win that game. Really enjoyable game.

    And reader, I did get my bobble hat tonight, the last one they had in stock too. Result!


  4. Little assistance please from regular concert goers.
    Havent been to one for years (a bit ancient) but the wife and I are going to see Tedeschi Trucks Band (we just love Susan’s voice and Derek’s guitar playing)at the O2 Academy on Thursday. Tickets say 7pm but, realistically, when should we go?
    Also, when do shows tend to finish?
    We need to get a train at Queen Street.

    Search the band name on twitter on the afternoon of the gig and somebody will invariably post the stage times. Usually the band and/or the venue will post them up.

    Rough timings for a typical gig might be something like support 7:30-8:00 and main act 8:30-9:45. Varies a little from gig to gig, day of the week etc, but 10pm is usually a pretty good estimate of the curfew for the larger venues.

    Make sure you nip into the Laurieston Bar for a pre gig pint of Jarl! Enjoy the show.
  5. Cumnock 4 Dalry Thistle 0. West of Scotland Cup, Preliminary Round.

    After a drive through 1950s Lanarkshire, this was a comfortable win for Cumnock. Dalry didn't give up and had some nice moments in the second half.

    Highlight of the game was Cumnock winning a penalty at 4-0. Player was offside but ref played on. Keeper hacked the attacker down, was sent off, and the outfield player who went into goal saved the penalty. Love seeing an outfield player in goals!


  6. Thank you, Daniel Gray.

    You have now taught me that Bovril was invented in Roslin. Now home in my mind of Dollie the Sheep, the Knights Templar and the Da Vinci code at Rosslyn Chapel, David Gray 90' +2, Brian from my school and bloody bovril.

    Without John Lawson Johnston and his inventive ways with beefy juice, this very website would bear a different name.

    This is footballing history right here near the Roslin Post Office.



  7. Stirling deserving of their win this afternoon. Stirling's goals coming either side of Bonnyrigg scoring (with their only shot on goal, after a well worked move).

    Crowd around me were doing their nut at Bonnyrigg constantly losing possession with balls lumped forward, when they seemed to have much more success when playing the ball to feet.

    Felt at times like Stirling could have pulled away, but Bonnyrigg did well to stay in the game.

    The next two games - Elgin (5th in table) at NDP, away to Forfar (8th) - look very significant indeed.

    Forthbank remains a cracking ground. Ageing quite well, accessible easily, friendly staff, good food. Plenty to like about it.


  8. i doubt anyone's confused. As the financial period for 2021 runs Jan-Dec they should have the accounts signed off and adopted by the members, at the AGM. This should have been by May. Companies House rules say they have nine months, which is end of September, so that ship has sailed too. The settlement for the original building contract is also due to be shown in the 2021 accounts. The President, Immediate Past President and most of the remaining directors will be familiar with year-end accounts from their private business lives, and of course their service in the club.
    It all ran like clockwork when the previous Treasure was in office. Unfortunately, he's had to step down for health reasons. His replacement became a Director 2 years ago and company Secretary a year ago. That person is also the only QPFC Director named on the Director's list for the new Foundation company, mentioned earlier. Maybe he's just been a bit busy.
    Accounts are not overdue yet. The club have applied to extended their accounts filing deadline to 31 December 2022, doubtless using the widely available three month Covid filing extension still offered upon application by Companies House.

    Very widely adopted by businesses, so I wouldn't call this underhand or a filing delay, as such, albeit not particularly best practice either.


  9. Are their LPs as good as Marquee Moon by Television ? Stranded by Roxy Music  ? Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely  ? Revolver by The Beatles ? Get Happy by Elvis Costello & The Attractions ?  If not I don't really have time. Experience has told me that Scottish pop music is like Scottish football. Not in the same class as that from elsewhere. But good luck to him, he certainly doesn't need my endorsement any more than Lewis Capaldi does.

    You don't have time to try something new? Give Mogwai a bash, you might like it. If you don't, just try something different.

    I don't think you can easily dismiss Stuart Braithwaite as a non-entity. He's made a fairly abiding impact on the modern musical culture of our country:

    25-years as a touring musician, typically playing arenas like Barrowlands or Alexandra Palace to big and indeed growing crowds.

    Their last album - As the love continues - was their first UK No.1 album.

    He's scored films and TV programmes. Most famously the Douglas Gordon film Zidane.

    Rock Action, his music label, have introduced various Scottish Album of the Year nominated albums.

    He's just released his autobiography Spaceships over Glasgow, and just this week had a tour of venues promoting its release. I was part of a sold out crowd at Monorail.

    Here's a picture of the promo CD of his musical influences, which he gave away that night. I suspect his musical taste may be closer to your own than you'd given him credence for?

    I'm a total Mogwai fanboy, so I'm hardly impartial on this, but I hope my intro has given you pause to rethink your "non-entity" comment as slightly ill informed, at best.

    He might not be to your taste, but he doesn't deserve being written off as some light pop act who will flash by.

    Go on, try them.

  10. I have driven over this.
    I was looking forward to the views on either side but is was blowing a hurricane so it was hands gripping the wheel , eyes straight ahead.
    ( We had seen a water spout earlier (
    That's OK though. Gives you a perfect excuse to go back another time!

    Thanks for popping my pictures back up. A very nice memory! That was one of my favourite ever road trip days, from Ullapool until Thurso I practically had the country to myself. My jacket has even just about dried out now.

  11. Didn't see the game yesterday. Was away at Saltcoats Victoria, which I do not recommend to East Fife fans. I couldn't get parked within 50m of the turnstile, their WiFi was appalling, and the refreshments hut was all out of Quasedilla when I arrived. And as for getting change from the day out of my £18 note, we'll that's just disgustingly cheap. How can they hope to progress?

    Following the "win with a frown on your face" comments here with some surprise. Most visitors to NDP have accepted it as what it is: an ancient stadium with some pleasing quirks, and some areas to be improved.

    Yet not surprised to see someone who watches their football every other week in an identikit, but rapidly crumbling, modern stadium being all for homogenisation. The mediocrity of their usual bland surroundings has clearly sapped their soul of creative thought.

    Perhaps instead of making small incremental improvements to NDP, as and when funds have permitted, Bonnyrigg Rose should have just phoned the guy who does the Littlewoods catalogue of the plastic and breeze block 'DumbartonEastFife stadium', with their signature "three-sided blank canvas" outlook?

    It's precisely what Scottish football has been crying out for after all, more of the exact same thing.

    The outright sneery behaviour here by fans of a team who have lingered in the lower tiers of Scottish football since Churchill was our PM is fairly surprising.

    Well done on your win.

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