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Lon More
30th Nov 2006, 14:32
http://www.tapshopta.com/screensaver/raising_saltire107.jpg

Here's tae us,
Wha's like us ....



1500 local and surprised nobody's posted this earlier

Mr Lexx
30th Nov 2006, 15:03
That is because it is only just 15:00 now, not then

cessna l plate
30th Nov 2006, 15:49
In addition, there are those of who thought the emporer Hadrian had the right idea!!!

Tin hat on, ready when you lot are

bar fly
30th Nov 2006, 15:57
Shouldn't them fellas be wearing kilts? And i think the flag has gone into the foot of the guy on the right.

rab-k
30th Nov 2006, 16:35
Shouldn't them fellas be wearing kilts?




Too hot when the sun is out - which ain't often http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f105/rab-knight/smilie.gif


Enjoy your "Holiday"! (If you get one that is :{)

http://www.dunorinhousehotel-skye.com/flag.gif

PS Hadrian was a shocking bricky - it wisna hie enew! http://www.moopy.org.uk/forums/images/smilies/scotland.gif

Lon More
30th Nov 2006, 16:47
That is because it is only just 15:00 now, not then
Smart [email protected]> I'm somewhat to the East of you in the land of the Dragon Lady
Here the sun rises, and sets one hour earlier, ergo, it was 1500 here when I posted it.
Bluddy know it all engerlish:}

Duckbutt
30th Nov 2006, 16:53
Hey Rab, hope your paying copyright fees to that hotel on Skye, seeing as you keep using that image you nicked from their site!

Bit overshadowed by the Caledonean 'Iwo Jima' shot in the opening post though.

rab-k
30th Nov 2006, 17:03
Hey Rab, hope your paying copyright fees to that hotel on Skye, seeing as you keep using that image you nicked from their site!

Probably falls under "Fair use" old bean, and besides, you can't "copyright" a national flag. Nice try though :E

Just off to slight some entrails. :}

Be thinking of you Ducky :ok:

Farmer 1
30th Nov 2006, 17:10
you can't "copyright" a national flagI have a suspicion you might not be totally right there, Rab.

I sit to be corrected, but I think I remember reading that David Coulthard had done just that with the Saltire.

Duckbutt
30th Nov 2006, 17:30
What the hell is 'entrail slighting', some devious sexual practice you uncivillised tribes perform to pass the very long nights in your parts of the UK? Or do you mean what we did to William Wallace a few years back.

Have a good one Rab!

rab-k
30th Nov 2006, 17:51
I have a suspicion you might not be totally right there - I think I remember reading that David Coulthard had done just that with the Saltire.

DC may have done it with his 'bone-dome', as this is not a two-dimensional representation of the flag and could therefore be regarded as a work of art and as such is able to be copyrighted.

National flags cannot be registered, but are protected by:

The Paris Convention For The Protection of Industrial Property, as amended on September 28, 1979, Article 6ter: Prohibitions concerning State Emblems, Official Hallmarks, and emblems of Intergovernmental Organisations.

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What the hell is 'entrail slighting'

http://epac06.org/useful/Edinburgh/pics/haggis.jpg http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f105/rab-knight/haggis.jpg "R.Burns"

:ok:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/6191638.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/6193670.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/06/uk_enl_1164883450/html/1.stm

Gael Warning
30th Nov 2006, 20:12
November belongs to us Scots.. St Andrews night after all.

December belongs to us too, since the nativity clearly mentions our fair capital city, Edinburgh (The wise men came from the East)

and of course January celebrates oor Rabbie, poet, drunk, womaniser,chancer.. there's a bit of him in all of us!!

Oh and we don't get gubbed at cricket!:}

GW

muppetofthenorth
30th Nov 2006, 20:27
Oh and we don't get gubbed at cricket!:}

GW


Ahem...


Yes you do.... And by teams substantially worse than Australia:

Monday, 01 May 2006
ECB Trophy
Nottinghamshire: 196-1 ( 40.2 overs )
Scotland: 192 ( 50.0 overs )
Nottinghamshire beat Scotland by 9 wicketsSunday, 04 June 2006 ECB Trophy
Scotland: 167 ( 50.0 overs )
Lancashire: 168-5 ( 40.0 overs )
Lancashire beat Scotland by 5 wickets

Monday, 29 May 2006
ECB Trophy
Yorkshire: 160-4 ( 26.5 overs )
Scotland: 212-9 ( 50.0 overs )
Yorkshire beat Scotland by 6 wickets (D/L)

I could go on.... but I think I've made my point.;)

BlooMoo
30th Nov 2006, 21:04
We have a cricket 'team'????

BM:{

Davaar
30th Nov 2006, 21:11
GW

My dear Gael, intrigued to notice your location. The cludgie! It sends me a la recherche du temps perdu. You must be in the West, I think. How one recalls the rhymes, the songs, the poetry of childhood, the dear dead days!

"Ra nicht we'll raid ra cludgie,
Ra morra we'll share ra plunder;
An' Ah wull ha'e ra widden sate,
An' you wull ha'e whit's under".

P.S. To the management. If that is not worth ten more post points, you have no soul for the Muses.

rab-k
30th Nov 2006, 21:48
Davaar, you're showing your age. They're not wooden these days, but plastic:

http://www.bathroom-trends.co.uk/acatalog/george_seat_t.jpg

The stuff underneath is still the same though.:E

(Only joking - my English wife said I could only have one if she could have the equivalent. I told her I wouldn't buy her Lanarkshire even if I could afford it! :})

As for daft sports, like Cricket, at least we stick to what we're good at:

http://images.scotsman.com/2004/12/07/0712polb.jpg

World Champions last year and 2 years ago (above)! :D This year's tournament ends this Saturday, with Icelandics and Nepalese getting the better of us this week sadly...

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=1399762004

dontpickit
30th Nov 2006, 22:02
Ah well things have improved in Scotland since the 1930's!

Neat parody of Louis Macneice's 'Bagpipe Music' here:

http://www.noggs.dsl.pipex.com/pa/macneice.htm

The original:

http://www.cs.rice.edu/~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/18.html

Windy Militant
30th Nov 2006, 22:09
A bit late, but Viva Scotia on St Andrews day!

Lon More
30th Nov 2006, 22:25
Dontpickit Interesting links; BTW it was Andy Stewaet, not McKellar, who popularised "Donald, where's your trousers"

An old Pipe Major once told me that most pipers were unable to read music and that most of them learned the music as poetry so that probably explains the original by Louis MNiece,

Any spelling errors courtesy of Old Pulteney

http://www.theconnection.org/content/2003/03/24/coalition173.jpg
Heading South to take back what's ours - and anything else we can find

tubthumper
1st Dec 2006, 00:26
Scottish Heroes, immortalised in poetry. No 1 in a series

William Wallace

"They grabbed his head, and severed it,
And then cut oot his tongue.
It wriggled like a baby eel on the ground where it was flung.

They mashed his brain tae a fine pulp
And slashed his guts asunder,
And cut his heart oot wi' a dirk.
And he died. Nae bludy wonder."

With apologies to Ricki Fulton.

rab-k
1st Dec 2006, 09:04
Heading South to take back what's ours - and anything else we can find

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40196000/jpg/_40196738_soldierssaltire203.jpg http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40598000/jpg/_40598877_tanksaltire203.jpg

How about an extra flag, or two?

Seriously though, I hope the boys, (and girls), away from home had a good day also.