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  1. If it is remain then part of me will be relieved. Another part will be disappointed, will have to put the popcorn away for another occasion. 51/49 remain.
  2. Hi Calmac - good to see you post again! Out of interest (asking for an ahem, friend) - in your opinion is the AFRC still to be avoided or is it now looking like getting back on track? I'm wondering from the point of view of a business analysis contractor...

  3. A unionist majority might not be so bad. As any time before 2020 is (IMHO) too early anyway for another crack at a referendum. Whereas having the disaster of Davidson or Dugdale (or Sarwar!) as First Minister might wake people the **** up as to what unionism really means and galvanise them for 2021. Wow, just imagine. Sarwar as FM, Boris as PM, Trump in the USA. It would be awful!
  4. I went to a great club once, Seventh Heaven at Charing Cross in Glasgow. Full of minor Glasgow celebrities, think it was part-owned by Stephane Mahe. A couple of years later I recommended it to a friend who wanted a night out with her female friends. Turned out it had been reopened as a strip club but kept the name Seventh Heaven. They thought I'd sent them there deliberately.
  5. Yes, Alison Johnstone would have to be elected first. TBH I can't think of anything she has done in the last session, she has been anonymous compared to Patrick Harvie. And for the Greens to get even one MSP in most lists is a tall order - but I just think Andy might make it in Lothian through the people who used to vote for Margo.
  6. What Auld Reekie said. I am personally quite excited about Andy Wightman being in Parliament. That's about the size of it for me with this election. I can see the SNP sweeping the constituencies but failing with the list seats to end up with roughly the same total as last time. Maybe the Tories gaining a few at the expense of Labour. And the Greens getting one or two more than at current. Effectively a no-change election. If that is the case, I hope the SNP are a bit more radical in 2016-20 as referendum apart (and to be fair, that was a biggie) the impression on the streets is that nothing much was achieved in this last session. And like last time when I really didn't want George Galloway strutting the corridors of Holyrood, I fervently hope UKIP fail to gain any seats.
  7. It's a thing of beauty:
  8. Quite a lot of battles missing. Just looking at one wee bit of the map, the first recorded naval battle in Britain off Dalriada in 719. The battle of Bloody Bay off Mull. The Battle of Epiphany off Islay between Somerled and Godred for control of Man and the Hebrides. The Battle of Renfrew where Somerled died. The Norse attack on Dumbarton in 870. The Norse attack on Rothesay castle in 1230 and the royalist attack on Inveraray in 1644. The various battles between Macleod and Macdonald on Skye, etc. As a first attempt though it's a cracking map.
  9. I thought he died on the Aonach Eagach ridge in Glencoe!
  10. No I can see how it works. Water is a great conductor of heat so will also suck heat out of an object in a freezer faster than cold air will.
  11. If I want a lager at short notice a trick I use once I've bought it is to stick it in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Usually gets it down to a nice drinkable temperature. So you could chill the beers in the freezer for between 1-2 hours. That should be enough to keep them at the right temperature but not quite long enough for them to burst.
  12. I don't think there will be much in the media about it to be honest. In fact now the EU ref has kicked off there will be more in the Scottish media about Boris Johnson's haircut than anything to do with Scotland. It is also the last working day at Holyrood for MSPs before the election so they will all be looking ahead to the election campaign. It's basically something they will forget. Like the 300th anniversary of the union.
  13. I read that and thought it was Brant... You in North Lanarkshire?
  14. It's slow and expensive but was surprised how busy it was when I use it last November. I predict there will be new housing developments at stops like Shawfair and that is where the future profits will come from, commuters only going a couple of stops.
  15. No need to travel far...