Yet another new years quiz.

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Yet another new years quiz.

Postby mm5aho » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:59 pm

Bit more cryptic, but similar locations.
I don't live on a computer, so can't adudicate immediately. Answers tomorrow night if its too hard!


1. My lighthouse is not named after me, but after another island on which it’s not. The name of my locality sounds like a sausage, so Mull that over!
2. Strong SNP links, and a chapel too, and what’s that lighthouse at about 240 magnetic? Not Skerryvore but sounds similar!
3. My links to Appin are literary, but my location is almost torrid. A covenant ended here.
4. My caves are said to be musical, but what did Mendelssohn know?
5. I’m a town, a port, a bank and 5 lochs that don’t know whether they’re east or west.
6. I can see the canal, and Doris whatsisname can see my two peaks. You could probably walk to me from the mainland at low tide.
7. We are two islets named as a unit, in a harbour where peas and vinegar were once legendary. Moorings surround us, even one or two between. We cannot see any Mill in this wee port.
8. You might almost giggle at my name, and there are rocks named after me. I’m a bit south of a bay that’s almost diminished. At least I fank so!
9. These isles are tiny. Craig said so!
10. The cops might chase you here if you get too close, but really, they’re cool.
11. What would you pay for a close haircut here? The skys the limit.
12. My 200 souls can see a distillery and a castle. Hutton was confused by the unconformity.
13. Ferries I have none. Richard Hill doesn’t live on me, but I have a great view of the hag goddess of winter washing her hair.
14. Slated for playing with stones, am I the smallest populated Inner Hebridean island?
15. My isolation has been the desolation of many. I saw the light in 1872, but blushed with a red stripe later. Population 0, height 36ft.
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Re: Yet another new years quiz.

Postby Nick » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:04 pm

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1. Eilean Musdile
2. Eilean Mòr , MacCormaig Isles
3. Earraid
4. Staffa
5.
6.
7. Cumbraes
8. Gigalum
9.Small Isles
10.
11.
12. Lochranza
13. Scarba
14. Easdale Island
15. Dubh Artach
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Re: Yet another new years quiz.

Postby mm5aho » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:29 pm

10 attempts, 9 correct.
The one that's not right is close, but at a reciprocal heading to your answer!
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Re: Yet another new years quiz.

Postby Nick » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:34 pm

mm5aho wrote:10 attempts, 9 correct.
The one that's not right is close, but at a reciprocal heading to your answer!



Done another one and corrected the one that I think is wrong.
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Re: Yet another new years quiz.

Postby mm5aho » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:43 pm

Correction correct. But one is wrong, maybe I missed it before? (can't now tell due edit). But the one wrong is very very close (geographically).
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Re: Yet another new years quiz.

Postby mm5aho » Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:05 pm

1 Eilean Musdile, (Lismore Light)
2. Eilean Mor (Sound of Jura)
3. Erraid island near Mull.
4. Staffa
5. Tarbert (amazing how many places are called this, which apparently means a near meeting of two inlets?)
6. Eilean da Mheinn at Crinnan harbour.
7. The Eileans – two rocks in Millport harbour.
8. Gigalum Island
9. The small isles, off Craighouse.
10. Coulport
11. Scalpay
12 Lochranza
13 Scarba Island
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