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My correspondent Alec draws my attention to the following bus ad. This follows on from my highlighting the unfortunate placing of hardware on a photo of Carol Smillie As Alec points out there are even more unintentionally amusing bus ads out there:

Shake your hips sweet dancer

A Day in Pictures

Yesterday morning was spent on the loch:

Eilean Fraoch (Heather Island) Loch Lomond


The island of Inchlonaig has many yew trees. These were first planted on the orders of Robert the Bruce to supply wood for bows and arrows. Many of the weapons at the battle of Bannockburn in 1314 were fashioned from wood from Yew trees grown on Inchlonaig.

View from Inchlonaig of Inchcruin and Inchmoan. The Geggles, the thinstretch of water between the two islands can be seen.

In the afternoon the family and I took the High Road to Inveraray for a wee run and a meal. The further north one travels in Scotland the more one sees road signs like this:

Gaelic road sign in Inveraray

My recently departed friend Almax who lived in Campbeltown maintained that there was a person employed in the council offices in Kilmory with the specific task of finding Gaelic place names. He maintained that sometimes they may have been made up thus: