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Success in Tobermory

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:47 am
by cpedw
I enjoyed a Lynne Truss (not Liz - I checked with Google; their similar names are a minefield for pedants across the land) moment in Tobermory. Walking past the posh, fairly new hotel, I noticed "Local Whiskey" chalked on an A board outside. So I smudged the e.

Returning later from the Macdonald Arms, I was please to note that the line on the A board had been rewritten correctly on both sides. I had interfered with only one side.

Derek

Re: Success in Tobermory

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:34 am
by Burst Boiler
Kames Hotel had a "whiskey of the week" chalkboard behind the bar. I had to wind my neck back in when I realised this week's was a bourbon. No idea why a Scottish pub on the tourist trail is promoting American guff, but hey ho. Its definitely lost its "local" feel since the new owners took it over. The rougher bar at the end where the pool table was is now a restaurant, and I doubt the Kyles Athletic guys walk in and start drinking with their kit still on after a shinty match.

Re: Success in Tobermory

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:57 pm
by Aja
Kyles shinty men always drink in the Shinty Bar. The kids may go to the Kames.

Donald

Re: Success in Tobermory

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:32 am
by Burst Boiler
Round about 2012 or so, the Kames had the McAuley, Camanachd and Celtic cups behind the bar when Kyles were the team to beat. The then owner let me behind the bar to pose with them for photos which I used to antagonise my Kingussie workmate. Saturday afternoons they would cover the pool table with pies and sausage rolls and both teams would walk to the Kames after the game. Big red welts on their heids where they'd caught a sore one. The Royal was definitely the historic home of the team, but Kames had supplanted them round about then. Is it all back at the Royal again then?

Re: Success in Tobermory

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:13 pm
by Aja
There's no longer a pool table in the Kames, let alone a proper bar. The Kames has positioned itself as a restaurant with bar, leaving the drinking to be done in either the Shinty Bar or the Tighnabruaich Hotel.

The Royal Hotel's Shinty Bar has been the traditional howf for the Shinty.

Donald

Re: Success in Tobermory

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:46 am
by claymore
Order, Order
Why have we moved tae Kames - this is about Tobers

Re: Success in Tobermory

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:24 am
by Burst Boiler
I thought it wis aboot spelling whisk(e)y. I suspect its dun proper at Tighni but no' Kames.

Is it true that they burn doon yer pub if you spell it wrang? Is that what happened tae McGoochans?

Re: Success in Tobermory

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:52 pm
by cpedw
claymore wrote:Order, Order
Why have we moved tae Kames - this is about Tobers

This forum needs better discipline.

I nominate Claymore for whip-wielder-in-chief. Any seconder?

Re: Success in Tobermory

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:00 pm
by DaveS
Burst Boiler wrote:I thought it wis aboot spelling whisk(e)y. I suspect its dun proper at Tighni but no' Kames.

Is it true that they burn doon yer pub if you spell it wrang? Is that what happened tae McGoochans?


I've missed that. When was McGoochan's burnt down, what state is it in now, what's the prognosis? (With not getting on the water this year I'm losing touch.) OTOH since LOTI took over the Mishnish it's greatly improved.

Re: Success in Tobermory

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:00 pm
by cpedw
DaveS wrote:I've missed that. When was McGoochan's burnt down, what state is it in now, what's the prognosis? (With not getting on the water this year I'm losing touch.) OTOH since LOTI took over the Mishnish it's greatly improved.

Late May.

Last weekend it still looked much like it did after the fire. But the owner has been reported as intending to rebuild.

Re: Success in Tobermory

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:53 am
by claymore
cpedw wrote:
claymore wrote:Order, Order
Why have we moved tae Kames - this is about Tobers

This forum needs better discipline.

I nominate Claymore for whip-wielder-in-chief. Any seconder?

Would this mean I get silkie's salary and pension?

Re: Success in Tobermory

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:01 pm
by wully
cpedw wrote:This forum needs better discipline.

I nominate Claymore for whip-wielder-in-chief. Any seconder?


Just as long as he disnae post any foaties of his good self in his ‘discipline ‘ outfit..

The lassies in AYC are still receiving therapy efter he went looking for some Elastoplast after his last visit...

Re: Success in Tobermory

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:40 pm
by claymore
wully wrote:
cpedw wrote:This forum needs better discipline.

I nominate Claymore for whip-wielder-in-chief. Any seconder?


Just as long as he disnae post any foaties of his good self in his ‘discipline ‘ outfit..

The lassies in AYC are still receiving therapy efter he went looking for some Elastoplast after his last visit...


It wiz plaster o paris an crepe bandage - ye eejit. :P :lol:

Re: Success in Tobermory

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:37 am
by claymore
An a dollop o' petroleum jelly.

Did I mention the mars bar?

Re: Success in Tobermory

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:26 pm
by wully
claymore wrote:An a dollop o' petroleum jelly.

Did I mention the mars bar?


Too much information- the village shop now only sells Mars Bars to locals they know after yer last escapade.

Inexplicably they will still sell Snickers bars to anyone :roll: