CHIEL The memories man who really knows all about Scotland
Is the River Oykell a county border? Stretching more than 34 miles,the Oykell is the boundary between the counties of Sutherland and Ross and Cromarty. It flows from near Benmore to the Dornoch Firth at Bonar Bridge,passing through Loch Ailsh.
Strath Oykell in Sutherland looking towards Carbisdale Castle.
JUST FANC Y THAT Since 1959 the pipes and drums of the Black Wa tch had made a nnual tours of North America;and in 1963,despite pr otests by those of Irish descent who clai med the regiment were ‘imperiali st lackeys’,Pres ident Kennedy asked t hem to play on the south lawn of the White Ho use. Nine days later h e was assassinat ed and,at the r equest of his wi dow, the pipe major and eight pipers of the regiment led the funeral cortege to Washington Cathedral.
The Appin Hills from Barcaldine.
(All photographs by Dennis Hardley.)
FANCY THAT TOO!
Licences were granted in 1908 to fifty taxis by Glasgow magistrates,the
first in the city.Their fares were the same as those for horse-drawn cabs
which were a shilling for the first mile and sixpence for every additional
A winter view of Loch Tummel.
Where in the west Highlands is the area known as Appin? This district lies on the east side of Loch Linnhe in central Argyll and in the past was notorious as a hotbed of Jacobites.
‘‘‘WIT &WISDOM of an Unspeakable Scot ‘N Old age is fifteen years older than you are. N Love never rules out discipline.
N Loss is the basis of most news.
N Ignorance never made anything.
N If all the world is a stage,then most folk are just stagehands.
N The self-made person induces action on themselves rather than on outside events.
How large is the hydro scheme in Loch Tummel? This Perthshire stretch of water was enlarged by the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board as part of the Tummel scheme. It is seven miles long and five miles wide and lies north west of Pitlochry.The River Tummel,issuing from Loch Rannoch,flows 29 miles before uniting with the Tay.