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  1. 7 minutes ago, invergowrie arab said:

    Yeah, probably around the 1700s. It seems remote now but it's quite a convenient meet up for people from Marr, Atholl, Badenoch and even Moray. There was also plenty settlements along the all the glens there so not always so remote.

    There's a theory about the meeting point of three areas - in this case Marr, Atholl and Badenoch being neutral ground where deals could be done and arguments arbitrated. It was also a place where suicides could be buried.

    You still have Cnapan nan Laogh and other Laogh place-names on the South side of An Sgàrsoch which shows cattle were being kept there. There is also Fèith Seasgachain- the burn of the barren cattle

     

    The other theory is it wasn't a market a such but a place for Caterans raiding Perthshire to divvy up the spoils. Given they were generally MacDonald's of Lochaber, Badenoch MacPhersons and Moray Cummings and Macintoshes it would be a convenient place to divvy the loot before splitting off. 

  2. 56 minutes ago, Swello said:

    As a piece of shite trivia of the type I always remember - apparently hundreds of years ago, they used to have a cattle market at the top of Carn an Fhidlear, which is bizarre. It explains why the grass is nice up there :)

    Yeah, probably around the 1700s. It seems remote now but it's quite a convenient meet up for people from Marr, Atholl, Badenoch and even Moray. There was also plenty settlements along the all the glens there so not always so remote.

    There's a theory about the meeting point of three areas - in this case Marr, Atholl and Badenoch being neutral ground where deals could be done and arguments arbitrated. It was also a place where suicides could be buried.

    You still have Cnapan nan Laogh and other Laogh place-names on the South side of An Sgàrsoch which shows cattle were being kept there. There is also Fèith Seasgachain- the burn of the barren cattle

     

  3. 8 minutes ago, Day of the Lords said:

    They are arguable the remotest in the country imo. They are something like 10-12 miles as the crows flies from the nearest public road. The rougher approaches to deepest Fisherfield probably make them more remote. My experience was probably soured by the fact that when i did them I wasn't nearly as fit, and it was my third successive day on the hills (plus the aforementioned seethe inducing double headwind). An Sgarsoch actually had quite a pleasant cropped grassy summit plateau, ideal for a camp spot. 

    Yeah. That's the mistake I made.

    Late start with the aim of a summit camp and early out. Got to the summit at about 10pm (July so fine) absolutely shattered hauling my gear up the pathless heather.

    Got all my gear out to find the top soil is about 5 ml deep. Much swearing and repacking later I found a lovely spot closer to the bealach. 

     

  4. 57 minutes ago, Empty It said:

    The Haka isn't intimidating in the slightest and just makes whoever is doing it look ridiculous.

    It's terrifying 

     

    There was a time it was quite cool around the 90s. Then rugby went pro and everyone took themselves all seriously and it now does indeed look fucking ridiculous. It's like a west end stage show 

  5. The bars at Murrayfield are outside. I don't agree with the nonsense restrictions at Hampden but it's not like v like.

    They are more akin to that weird fan park that some folk went to instead of a normal pub.

    There are definitely apples v apples examples where rugby fans behave as well/badly as football fans but are treated better eg dry trains to big football matches but folk doing what the f**k they like on 6N match days on the train. 

  6. 12 minutes ago, Lex said:

    It’s well established that rugby is far more important to the Scottish government than football is.
    They will really want to avoid inconveniencing the rugby fans, so I’m sure they will be allowed in to their game on the 5th February.
    Will football be allowed in before then? Unlikely IMO. I think the 500 limit on crowds will be conveniently extended to the end of January, just in case.
    Hope I’m wrong of course.

    The famously nationalist rugby community getting everything as per usual. 

  7. 11 hours ago, DiegoDiego said:


    It's possible to separate the art from the artist. Plenty of books, films and music I enjoy have been created in whole or part by scumbags. Even Paul the Apostle was a bit of a dick before turning his life around, yet a book he wrote big chunks of is the most popular of all time.

    Mark Wahlberg and Dr. Dre can be added to the list of very nasty people the public have forgiven.

    Boyd Tunnock is mine.

  8. 4 hours ago, Detournement said:

    Indyref2 is so unlikely now SNP officials are starting to talk about DevoMax.

     

     

    Chris Hanlon is a fucking weirdo who somehow managed to stumble into being policy officer on a platform of anti-everything about the SNP which was enough to pull together a broad coalition of Salmondistas, TERFS, the TU Group, the Socialists and Gerry Fisher. This may make him the greatest leader of our time right enough.

    He was of course emptied at the first opportunity last year.

    The Policy Officer is essentially a minute secretary for the NEC and a resource to assist members to draft competent motions. 

    People like this are why I'm entirely comfortable with the party having an unelected unaccountable shadow leadership. 

  9. 9 minutes ago, Robin.Hood said:

    In my work we need proof to be paid 

    Even since the new regs kicked in in December? I'd be getting the union to look at that.

    It's possible that in order to get full pay, as opposed to SSP, individual employers might still rely on their existing policies but given the point of the regulations are to ease pressures on GPs having to dole out lines and concentrate on jabs a big company like yours might want to  consider the PR implications.

    My work has adopted the 28 day self cert for all sickness absence and for contractual sick pay .

  10. 4 minutes ago, Todd_is_God said:

    The current regs for SSP mean it kicks in immediately for being off work for any cause? Are you sure?

    No, you are correct it needs to be COVID related.

    What I'm saying is you don't have to have proof of a positive test which you need to share with your employer. You can phone your work and say I have COVID/my wife has COVID and it is treated as a COVID absence and SSP should kick in.

    So, if Oaksoft reckons folk are testing in the hope of a positive test to get a day off work rather than not kill vulnerable family members then they are creating unnecessary work for themselves.

  11. 8 hours ago, Todd_is_God said:

    One reason could be if you are hourly paid SSP kicks in immediately (as opposed to on the 4th missed day) with a positive covid test.

    But you don't need a positive test for that to be the case.

    The current regulations for SSP mean you can self cert for 28 days so you don't need "proof" of a positive test.

    You don't even need to have COVID you could be self isolating as a household contact.

  12. 51 minutes ago, oaksoft said:

    I meant to add that there is absolutely no doubt that a significant number of those testing their arses off are hoping for a few government-sanctioned days off at the end of the year.

    You can self cert for 28 days so why would anyone wanting to take a few days off bother testing?

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