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Old 25th Sep 2017, 19:32
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BBC ALBA show on Scottish Airstrips

BBC Alba has an 8 part series starting tonight at 8:30pm on Sky Channel 142 about airstrips around Scotland, may be worth a watch. The shows title is in Gaelic so I haven't a clue what it's called in Engurlish but for you multi linguists or sheep shaggers it's Puirt-adhair.
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Uncle Google tells me that is “ports air”
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Thanks, piperboy84. Really enjoyed that, especially the bits about gliding at Easterton.
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Thanks, piperboy84. Really enjoyed that, especially the bits about gliding at Easterton.
And the bird dog taking off from my strip in the opening credits!! I'm sure my left arm was in the shot, the girlfriend said it was probably my belly!
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Thanks, piperboy84. Really enjoyed that, especially the bits about gliding at Easterton.
Many thanks from me too - I also thought the gliding footage at Easterton was very well done

Also I had to agree with the ground handler at Wick - as I always have a bottle of Old Pulteney 12yo in stock at home sometimes
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Good to see Easterton on the telly
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To the supporters of Easterton: y'all owe me one for adding the field both at GB-0441 @ OurAirports
and at https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=13/57.5905/-3.3068
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Some old footage in there I think as it's a good while since Loganair went to Wick with BA livery but it was lovely to see my childhood home and the cheery Andy Bruce

Tempted to try gliding now...
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Andy Bruce
Now, there's a name I recall from the dim and distant past!
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Looks like this is the second series:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/search?q=Puirt-adhair
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Forgot to say last night - there are at least 4 episodes of series 1 on youtube.
I only had a quick glance last night and there may be more with a slightly different search term.
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Here is the channel and Facebook page of the producer

"Please “LIKE” our Midas Media Facebook page to see our updates, and to let us know what you think:
www.facebook.com/midasmedia.tv

Here is where you can find BBC ALBA:
Freesat 109 (UK)Freeview 7 (Scotland only)Sky 142 (UK)Virgin Media 161 (UK)BBC iPlayer (each Ep is here for 30 days after first shown)
Please spread the word, and we’d welcome feedback too."
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Episode 2 was on tonight, felt sorry for the cadet that didn't get signed off for his solo.
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I think it's tomorrow nights episode that includes a short piece on certain individuals who not only work hard maintaining grass airstrips but are also devastatingly handsome, highly intelligent and extremely well endowed.
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Now if only I had such a telly box setup, plus the required subscription...
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I think it's tomorrow nights episode that includes a short piece on certain individuals who not only work hard maintaining grass airstrips but are also devastatingly handsome, highly intelligent and extremely well endowed.
I'll tell Tom.
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Here is where you can find BBC ALBA:
Freeview 7 (Scotland only)
Ah I wondered what BBC ALBA was.
So the licence fee we all have to pay gets you an extra BBC channel in Scotland; something else the Scots are sponging from the English in addition to free prescriptions.http://www.pprune.org/images/icons/46.gif(Why can't I get the 'Red Devil' to appear here?)

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Ah I wondered what BBC ALBA was.
So the licence fee we all have to pay gets you an extra BBC channel in Scotland; something else the Scots are sponging from the English in addition to free prescriptions.http://www.pprune.org/images/icons/46.gif
Yeap, and long may the sponging continue👍 Don't know what those "leave" voters were thinking!
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Scots are sponging from the English in addition to free prescriptions.http://www.pprune.org/images/icons/46.gif
Well, Mr Chevvron, sic, you did steal all our oil, all of our land, and we are now slowly but surely, taking it back. Just wait until we FRACK the line between Castle Douglas and Newcastle. An England cast adrift, drifting aimlessly Northwards, cause your European friends wont attach you to their mainland.
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Well, Mr Chevvron, sic, you did steal all our oil, all of our land, and we are now slowly but surely, taking it back. Just wait until we FRACK the line between Castle Douglas and Newcastle. An England cast adrift, drifting aimlessly Northwards, cause your European friends wont attach you to their mainland.
Now now Maxred, let's not throw the baby out with the bath water here, these free prescriptions and the kid getting a college education for nothing is freeing up cash for my 430 WAAS upgrade. Now get back to work there Chevvron, those fancy new 8.33 comms I've got my eye on aint gonna buy themselves.
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