Search found 196 matches

Return to advanced search

Re: Stirlingfauld Flats

amcmillan wrote:Does anyone know for sure what time they are planning to demolish the flats tomorrow?
The large rumbling boom which woke me up this morning suggests that it was about 9.50am.
by martin
Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:02 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Stirlingfauld Flats
Replies: 46
Views: 18633

Apparently Greggs gets progressively less greasy the further south you get. In a Glasgow Greggs, if you buy a sausage roll, by the time you get it back to the office, the paper bag will be pretty much transparent, but here in London, it still stays resasonably papery. Oh, and they have napkins. Prin...
by martin
Sat Feb 04, 2006 4:27 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Greggs, the city boaker.
Replies: 155
Views: 41170

nodrog wrote:For reference, under Scottish planning law it's not actually possible to list *only* a facade -- it's all of a building or nothing!
Really? I'd heard that the uni's John McIntyre building had A-listed stained glass windows, but the rest was B-listed.
by martin
Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:41 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Fire! Nithsdale Rd
Replies: 39
Views: 11895

Google currently don't have a huge amount of hi-res photos for the UK, but some places are covered - including just to the south-west of Glasgow. If you take a look at http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?ll=55.926125,-3.655701&spn=.722167,2.429214&t=k&hl=en then you can see the hi-res areas as...
by martin
Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:35 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Interesting new thing : Google Earth
Replies: 17
Views: 6213

I can "exclusively" confirm that fact. Keep an eye out for the Scottish Brewing Archives' open day - I think it's in November - where you can get a tour around the archives, a talk from someone from CAMRA, and - more importantly - free beer.
by martin
Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:13 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Partick Tenement
Replies: 10
Views: 5467

One a charity cycle ride from Glasgow to Loch Lomond a few years ago, we all had number tags pinned to us. While cycling along the old rail line through Whiteinch, I heard this gem:
"number wan oh five six? there's fuckin' hunners of em!"
by martin
Mon Jun 27, 2005 10:58 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Your Favourite Ned Quotes
Replies: 95
Views: 22342

They've recently added a bit of satellite imagery for the UK. The hi-res stuff is fairly sparse, but does include Paisley. The hi-res bits are the slightly-different coloured boxes at http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?ll=55.997314,-3.933105&spn=1.524353,2.477417&t=k&hl=en There's also a plan...
by martin
Sun Jun 26, 2005 11:26 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Google Maps
Replies: 16
Views: 4480

Sorry, I'd got a wee bit distracted by pesky exams. These are the two I got on my camera before the battery died, got a few more rubbish ones on my phone. Apparently the head is to be mounted in the Huntarian. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/nonstick/IMG_1252.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/al...
by martin
Sun Jun 05, 2005 10:42 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Millie the Dinosaur
Replies: 25
Views: 8157

Gone. Chopped to bits and taken, presumably, to the dump, early this morning. I got a few photos, then my camera's battery ran out. Then my flatmate turned up with his camera, and its battery ran out pretty quickly too. News of the World snapper was there for a bit too. If there's anything decent on...
by martin
Sat May 21, 2005 10:14 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Millie the Dinosaur
Replies: 25
Views: 8157

aye, from what some guy told us when i went there its a fertility symbol of some sort.. think there may have been a bit about it in the student guardian a couple of years ago but its unlikely to surface as i threw all the crap i had collected from then out a while ago.. I think the article in the g...
by martin
Sat May 21, 2005 10:07 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Sculptures and Statues around Glasgow
Replies: 403
Views: 106068

Apparently it took a low loader to get her here:
http://www.gla.ac.uk:443/newsdesk/newsl ... news2.html
by martin
Sun May 15, 2005 7:56 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Millie the Dinosaur
Replies: 25
Views: 8157

and tenements? I'm not sure that you could allocate a space on the street per house round these parts, never mind the fact that there are some peak hour clearways around...
by martin
Sun May 15, 2005 5:43 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Development
Topic: M74 Extension goes ahead
Replies: 289
Views: 79352

Re: FastTickets?

paladin wrote:Never have....or will have. I always book at least 14 days in advance and get them delivered by post, after checking the ticket details online (and via e-mail)
Ah, if only I could be that organised..
by martin
Sat May 14, 2005 9:48 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: FastTickets?
Replies: 7
Views: 2555

They've normally worked fine for me - but I have occasionally got a wee bit of a fright when picking up tickets a few days in advance: when printing, the display can only cope with "Date of travel: Today" or "Tomorrow". There was one occasion when the machine had no record of my tickets, which was r...
by martin
Sat May 14, 2005 9:16 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: FastTickets?
Replies: 7
Views: 2555

DAB uses relatively long wavelength HF as the carrier, basically a smart version of medium wave radio, so tunnels and the like don't cause the same loss of signal which VHF FM suffers. It also uses a rather clever technology, whose name has totally escapes me, which can get signals from two differe...
by martin
Sat May 14, 2005 9:11 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Clyde Tunnel Smelling of Coconut Biscuits
Replies: 14
Views: 3730
Next

Return to advanced search