Isle of Arran. Destroying the myths

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Dave Payn, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Given some of the questions I've been regularly asked over the past few weeks, I'd just like to say that Arran DOES have electricity, gas, running water and even oxygen and gravity.

    Thank you.


  2. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    It'th all well dethtroying the myths, but don't dethstroy the mythters ath well ;)
  3. ronnie_the_lizard

    ronnie_the_lizard Active Member

    electricity = regular thunderstorms

    gas = methane, escaping from the sheep's rear end

    running water = rain

    and even oxygen and gravity = you can just about breathe there but it really get's you down after a while. ;-)
  4. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    and the cows, goats, horses, sheepdogs etc. etc. ;-)
  5. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

    Our cottage has running water. It's the burn that comes down the hillside. Don't worry it goes through a filtration system to get rid of essence of dead sheep before it gets anywhere near a tap.
  6. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    Scottish/English translation;
    Burn - Stream or small river. (John, you have to explain it simply for the non-haggis munchers! ;) )
  7. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Indeed, if I'd not already been a haggis-muncher-in-training, (truth is I love the stuff!), I'd have thought that a 'burn coming down the hillside' was a scary description of lava erupting from a previously undiscovered Scottish volcano. ;-)
  8. ronnie_the_lizard

    ronnie_the_lizard Active Member

    And presumably free roaming wild Haggisses (or is that Haggi)
  9. davidquinlan

    davidquinlan Member

    Are you looking forward to participating in your first Haggis Hunt?
    Season starts on the 1st December believe....
  10. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    Presumably meaning they have battery Haggi too?!?!? :shock: (I had no idea!) :-?

    Speaking of batteries! Did anyone read about that bloke who got caught drinking car battery acid??

    They put him in a dry cell and charged him the following morning! ;) (Who needs Dave Payn eh?)
  11. Cornishwomble

    Cornishwomble Active Member

    Crawford appearing soon at Jongleurs!
  12. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Oh dear, and there was me thinking 'Haggis Hunt' was merely Cockney rhyming slang... (for 'shunt'! ;-))
  13. Andy_Euph

    Andy_Euph Active Member

    Wish I could say the same thing for Salford ;) ......when the HELL will it stop raining!?!?!?!?!?!
  14. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    He seems to have been taking the lessons I've been giving him very seriously. Good on 'im! ;-))
  15. Cornishwomble

    Cornishwomble Active Member

    We'll have to buy him one of those Bernard Manning crimpoline suits!

    I can just see him, Pint of bitter in one had, fag in the other

    "EE my mother-in-law!"
  16. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    How do you know what my suit's like?? :shock:
  17. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    Or maybe Arthur's seat isn't extinct, but merely dormant...
  18. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

    Don't know about Arthurs seat but after last nights curry mine is most definetly active.

    Also, the haggis is now a protected species and the haggis hunting season is not what it used to be since hunting with dogs was banned. Haggis are quite rare in Arran as they are more indiginous to the central highlands well away from the salty sea air. Most of those that are seen in the wild are escapees from haggis farms which have sprung up in recent years. All of the supermarket bought haggis these days are the farmed variety with only specialist game butchers dealing in the wild specimen.
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2004
  19. aimee_euph

    aimee_euph Member

    about April next year
  20. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    I think aimee's forecast is optimistic. Wait until winter sets in Andy, You will only see the sun one day in 5, just at sunset. It's even worse here. Even frogs and ducks have wellies on :)