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I'll chip in with this:
The Sutherland flag is the flag of the Scottish county of Sutherland. It was registered with the Flag Institute as the flag of the county in 2018. The flag was announced in the Northern Times newspaper in January 2018 following a competition to devise a county flag, established by the local community in conjunction with the Flag Institute. (copied from wiki)
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Lochaber no more, Sutherland no more
Lewis no more, Skye no more

??????
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Ah right. There was a longer film sometime ago which was a reconstruction of the construction - if you follow.

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bobins wrote:
21 Mar 2022, 18:21
Lochaber no more, Sutherland no more
Lewis no more, Skye no more

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Have you had a letter from the USA making certain proclamations bobins? :-D
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Might've done :wink:
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and the relevant bit of the tune that covers the Sutherland reference. Video starts at appropriate bit.



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There will be prettier parts of Brora on Sutherland's East Coast but an old petrol station always catches the eye...
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Sutherland minor Quiz

Who was Janet Horne and what happened to her :?:

Name two famous racehorses named after Mountains in Sutherland :?:

Where is the oldest operational Postbox in Scotland (allegedly) :?:

Space Hub...Where in Sutherland is the facility being developed :?:

Where would you find "The Wee Mannie" in Sutherland :?:

5's about enough, not hard to find out about

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Been through Brora lots of times, never noticed that!

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Peter.N. wrote:
22 Mar 2022, 00:39
Been through Brora lots of times, never noticed that!

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Still there when the Google cameras passed in October 2021 just off the A9 through Brora.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@58.01920 ... 384!8i8192

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Dont just blast past half of Sutherland on the A9, stop off along the way, touch the mileposts
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Another simple Sutherland puzzle to resolve, in addition to the 5 of the best Quiz

here
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Whatsthisthen?  Whats the other number you would find there?
Whatsthisthen? Whats the other number you would find there?
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Runway designation? In which case the other end would have 190! :-D

I'll have a look at the others later, when I have my laptop working again, just replacing the keyboard! :-D
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mickthemaverick wrote:
22 Mar 2022, 09:41
Runway designation? In which case the other end would have 190! :-D
Right with the runway but have a dig, where is it, and having never been there I could not confirm or deny that 190 would be at the other end. There are 2 runways, er see subsequent discussion only one) one of which is marked 10 and the other... :?:

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The runways are always labelled with the compass bearing on which final approach is made. Thus the other end will be 180° on from the 10° end. This is so that when the controller issues instructions to pilots concerning approaching a runway the pilot cannot be in doubt as to which end he must approach. This applies whether landing or taxiing out for take off. Simple but effective designation rather than eg Runway 1 and Runway 2 which would then require a further instuction as to which direction to use it. Most runways are used in both directions according to prevailing winds and so the compass designation ensures no misunderstanding. :-D