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    I sailed there in the 60's and 70's in Kestrels. Glasgow School's Sailing Club 'The Brassbounders' were based there.

    Many many happy memories! I think I got the Number 54 bus out....

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    It is indeed Hogganfield Loch.

    Quote Originally Posted by BlowingOldBoots View Post
    In a past life many of my clients came from the scheme just below the water tower in the background.
    So were you a Polis then?


    Memorably, several years ago Tony Blair went on the Radio Clyde Breakfast Show, and took questions live on air.
    Q. Prime Minister, ah need some help wi ma scheme an' that. Can you help?
    A. Well, Alastair. We've got a number of schemes that might be able to help people just like you. Youth Opportunities, apprenticeships, back to work schemes etc etc.
    (TB clearly hadn't understood the question, and the DJ didn't help)

    Alastair. "Naw - its ma Housing Scheme!"


    LMAO - I nearly drove off the road!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aja View Post
    I sailed there in the 60's and 70's in Kestrels. Glasgow School's Sailing Club 'The Brassbounders' were based there.

    Many many happy memories! I think I got the Number 54 bus out....

    Regards

    Donald
    Yes I learned to sail there too in the early / mid 60s. Heron dinghies with 29th Glasgow Sea Scouts. Number 38 bus I think from Newlands.
    Last edited by iain789; 21-02-12 at 20:29.

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    You might be right - I got on the bus at Eglinton Toll. Did the bus go to Riddrie?

    I sailed Herons and Gull in the 159 Glasgow Sea Scouts. Small world!

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    Think those swans have been dipping their beaks in red diesel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ValleyForge View Post
    Was going to suggest Rutland water but on second thoughts its too mountainous
    Actually, you could be right but only after a tectonic plate movement and a bit of subduction to lift the surrounding countryside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A1Sailor View Post
    It is indeed Hogganfield Loch. ...... So were you a Polis then?
    Not a Polis. My family on Mum's side are all from Cranhill and I worked with the Community Education Department of Strathclyde Regional Council for a few years on a number of outdoor related projects.

    The home where I was raised and where Mum still lives is down the hill behind the water tower, a bit more beyond towards the River Clyde.

    I never sailed on Hogganfield Loch. I learned to sail at Strathclyde Country Park and Hillend Loch, Caldercruix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde_Wanderer View Post
    Think those swans have been dipping their beaks in red diesel?
    Nope - if they did they'd all lose their voices and be mute swans.
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