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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 7:06 pm
by crusty_bint
naw, we werent rubbish... the quiz was! :wink:

PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 9:00 pm
by turbozutek
james73 wrote:
Snapshot wrote:This place is full of experts on something... would make an excellent pub quiz team.... :)

Not really - I know feck all about Shakespeare, and Turbo doesnt know
shit about somewhere he hasn't been into... ::): :wink:

James H

In fact my knowledge of all things is quite awesome.



PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 8:43 am
by Snapshot
I am awed by your collective humbleness..... "it wiz the quiz's fault" etc...

Surely worth trying again... then we'd know if you really were cack :)


PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 12:47 pm
by Grahame
Not sure if this is the best thread to put this, but moves are afoot to improve the driving experience in the Clyde Tunnel... Check out

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 1:14 pm
by Sharon
Oh this actually sounds GOOD and POSITIVE!!

The relevant stuff from the website....

Phase 1 - Jan - may 05

Glasgow Science Centre. (National Science Week)
March 'HoldYourBreath - How to dig a tunnel under the Clyde’
Saturday 12th March 12pm and 2pm
Sunday 13th March 12pm and 2 pm
Saturday 19th March 12 pm and 2 pm
Sunday 20th March 12pm and 2 pm

Fun, 20 minute presentation for primary age upwards – FREE. Also Art-Area and HYB PostBox so that you can draw your own tunnel design.
Museum of Transport HYB PostBox with templates for suggestions.
The Lighthouse HYB Postbox with templates for suggestions.
Glasgow Science Centre HYB Postbox with templates for suggestions.


Schools - Art, Science and Music workshops,
Open-topped bus guided tours - history of the tunnel.

Community Groups - consultation and art workshops, collecting memories.
Linthouse and Govan, Whiteinch and Scotstoun.

Soundscape - we plan to install a system to transmit an especially composed soundscape into people’s car radios for the launch period (4-6 weeks). It will composed by local groups.

Website - How do you want the tunnel to look? Questionnaire, Tunnel facts, Templates and Gallery.

May-Nov 05

Design Team - will create a design based on public submissions. This will be presented Glasgow City Council.

We hope the proposed designs will be accepted and implemented to coincide with the proposed City Of Light festival in November 2005. This will depend on Council schedules, as they are re-lining the tunnel this year.

The name 'HoldYourBreath'comes from the habit of local children, who try and hold their breath
from one end of the Tunnel to the other, as if they are diving under the Clyde.

Theres a bit on the north side of teh tunnel that I've wanted to put a massive spike on since pretty much the first time i went through it... its just calling out for it!!! Maybe a big twisty one... mmmm

I also know what i'd like to see in the tunnel....

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:13 pm
by Apollo
Don't know if anyone else spotted it, but there was (and may still be) an installation in GOMA that comprised footage of kids taken as they went through the Clyde Tunnel (as passenger, not on a rope....)

As with most other patrons, it wasn't really attention grabbing enough to sit through, although the odd flash as you went through the gallery was sort of interesting, however, the breath holding experience was seen in the clips.

Can't remember for sure, but that may even have been the title.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:24 pm
by red_kola
Apollo wrote:Can't remenber for sure, but that may even have been the title.

That'll be Roddy Buchanan’s Gobstopper. He won awards for that film, a great wee loop of kid's holding their breath going through the Clyde tunnel. I saw it at a showcase of his at DCA. Have no idea if it's still at GOMA.

Another great film of his, Sodastream, shows people dropping bottles of ginger from chest height onto a concrete floor. It doesn't sound it, but it's really compelling. I could watch it for hours...

The bottles of pop, incedentally, were Garvies of Milngarvie. Do they still exist?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:38 pm
by George
The clyde tunnel was an important element in my 'growing up'....I used to go there as a kid to 'winch'...and later used it to develope speed skating techniques...using eagle trucks and 30mm kryptonic wheels on a 42" board...scarey buisness...but it is kinda cool..I used to booze in partick as a lad and had to live in Govan for a short time...Walked through the tunnel to get home from the pub.........I believed that attack was the best form of defence and as I approached the Govan end, I used to howl like a wolf and chatter loudly like a chimpanzeee....strangly I never saw anybody at the Goven side.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 1:32 pm
by Alchemist
On the subject of the Clyde tunnel, has anyone
seen this project, with some pics.

Will try and locate some specs about the construction,
all I know is that it took 7 years to build at the cost of
nearly 11 million and that started in 1957. Wonder how
much that is in todays money 8O

PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 3:10 pm
by Seamey
£171million would be the current cost based on a quick calculation - seems cheap doesn't it

PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 3:38 pm
by red_kola
Seamey wrote:£171million would be the current cost based on a quick calculation - seems cheap doesn't it

Until you read that some mad Norwegians think we could build a tunnel to Orkney for £100m, yes...

PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 3:58 pm
by Alchemist
They would only commission a tunnel, if there was
something they wanted, don't think Orkney has
enough resources. If there was military localities,
hell yes, it would have been built before the
military had even stept foot on the island.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 4:48 pm
by red_kola
£200 Million according to

(desperate edit to avoid dupe post :oops: :wink: )

PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 4:55 pm
by Alchemist
Cool, the tunnel shall never be the same again.
Ambient trance blasting its way from end to end,
with the middle double white, done in pulsing neons.

::): ::): ::):

With the way the city centre is getting illuminated,
who knows!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 12:19 pm
by Seamey
red_kola wrote:£200 Million according to

(desperate edit to avoid dupe post :oops: :wink: )

Well I was pretty close - I was using an inflation guide that is produced by the House of Comments Research Department. So MPs might be underestimating the costs of projects - why is this ringing a distant bell?