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On 24/12/2021 at 15:15, Dunfermline Don said:

I get the old ‘having a Cathedral’ thing in the past but a city should have a certain population to qualify these days.

 

On 24/12/2021 at 15:18, TheScarf said:

I always think of it as any settlement with a population of under 100,000 has a hard neck calling itself a city. So that would just be the 4 cities you mention. 

I think it should be like the hotel stars system - as well as capacity (population) you need certain facilities to qualify for consideration of city status. Swimming pool, football team (other sports may grudgingly be accepted) museum, train station, gig venue/theatre, cinema.

Dumfries doesn't even have a proper cinema and should be disqualified.

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2 hours ago, DG.Roma said:

 

I think it should be like the hotel stars system - as well as capacity (population) you need certain facilities to qualify for consideration of city status. Swimming pool, SPFL football team (other sports may not be accepted) museum, train station, gig venue/theatre, cinema.

Dumfries doesn't even have a proper cinema and should be disqualified.

FTFY 

As Greenock also has an outdoor swimming pool situated in stunning, fjord-like surroundings and more train stations than any settlement outside of Glasgow/Edinburgh, it should clearly be promoted to third city status ahead of pointless dumps like 'Aberdeen'. 

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19 minutes ago, virginton said:

FTFY 

As Greenock also has an outdoor swimming pool situated in stunning, fjord-like surroundings and more train stations than any settlement outside of Glasgow/Edinburgh, it should clearly be promoted to third city status ahead of pointless dumps like 'Aberdeen'. 

I think we'd best avoid giving points for fjord-like surroundings. Otherwise Oban might make it past the first round of judging.

 


 

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On 24/12/2021 at 11:31, G51 said:

Look at the way the Sneck has cannibalised the places in its immediate vicinity though. Imagine trying to tell someone you were from Culloden these days. That’s basically the same as the relationship between Glasgow and Paisley/EK/Greenock.

Urban Sprawl , I think it’s called.

or was that the Hibbee who scored a hatrick at Ibrox ? 

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11 hours ago, virginton said:

FTFY 

As Greenock also has an outdoor swimming pool situated in stunning, fjord-like surroundings and more train stations than any settlement outside of Glasgow/Edinburgh, it should clearly be promoted to third city status ahead of pointless dumps like 'Aberdeen'. 

Are you mistaking Cappielow's pitch for an outdoor pool?

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10 hours ago, topcat(The most tip top) said:


Loch Linnhe is quite like a fjord

And it’s an outdoor swimming facility if you’re brave enough

Oban is not really on Loch Linnhe though, in the same way that Largs is not on the river Clyde. The setting is actually quite similar for both towns, and not fjord-like at all. 

1 minute ago, tamthebam said:

Are you mistaking Cappielow's pitch for an outdoor pool?

Well seeing your original club died over 25 years ago as Cappielow has been an exquisite bowling green for years. 

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Just now, virginton said:

Oban is not really on Loch Linnhe though, in the same way that Largs is not on the river Clyde. The setting is actually quite similar for both towns, and not fjord-like at all. 

Well seeing your original club died over 25 years ago as Cappielow has been an exquisite bowling green for years. 

Fairy nuff VT- we actually died at Cappielow, Morton fans sang "Meadowbank, Meadowbank" in support of the Thistle fans that day.

I like the Gourock outdoor pool, a wee jewel of a place so if Saltcoats can't get city status why not Greenock (get it up ye Paisley)

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On 30/12/2021 at 11:44, virginton said:

FTFY 

As Greenock also has an outdoor swimming pool situated in stunning, fjord-like surroundings and more train stations than any settlement outside of Glasgow/Edinburgh, it should clearly be promoted to third city status ahead of pointless dumps like 'Aberdeen'. 

It has a scuba diving centre nearby !!!

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6 minutes ago, topcat(The most tip top) said:

If the outdoor swimming pool swings it for Greenock then Stonehaven, with it’s full size outdoor pool, I’d going to feel stupid for not entering

But you’ve got to be in it to win it

Sandy's chipper is also the generally accepted originator of the deep fried mars bar supper, so there's blue plaque level heritage and culture there. Is it too late for it to enter? 

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  • 4 months later...

Dunfermline City Athletic has a bit of a ring about it.

Why not? Swansea Town became Swansea City after it got city status.

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Another 8 "cities" is a joke. Most of these aren't just towns; they're shit towns.

I wouldn't stop in these places to take a dump in the gutter of the road. 

Ridiculous list.

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