Scottish Politics Thread

UK spaceport proposed for Sutherland site this was on this morning so obviously not looking hard enough.

It's not even in the middle of nowhere, that would ne being generous. It's on my patch where I work and even from the delights of civilised Dornoch, it takes nearly 2 hours to get there, if you go straight up the country about 2 and half from Inverness but both those take you up single track roads.

The nearest port id Scrabster, a mere hour and half, again single track roads.

Your nearest airport would be Wick, (large enough to fly USAF aircraft into to pick nuclear material from Dounraey!) is just under the 2 hours, again single track roads on route.

It does have Loch Eriboll on one side, a deep water anchorage used by Royal Navy in WW2 and still in use today as part of the Defence Training Estate. But everything that comes ashore there comes by landing craft! It des have some nice reminders of the various ships' visits in the form of ships names outlines in stones in the fields above (I say fields more rough ground really. The matelots nicknamed it Loch 'Orrible!

Was up in NW Sutherland today and couldn't find a single person who didn't think it was perhaps the most stupid place to put a serious piece of infrastructure which will require access by high tech equipment on a regular basis.
No, I got it on the radio new this morning but when I went to get more info tonight it had completely gone from the headlines and been replaced by love island or other such rubbish. I even looked in the Scotland link. A lot more info in the link, thanks. Prestwick it seems is still on the cards. They do seem to have scattered the project all over the UK so the possibility that weather will be a problem has been minimised.
 

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No, I got it on the radio new this morning but when I went to get more info tonight it had completely gone from the headlines and been replaced by love island or other such rubbish. I even looked in the Scotland link. A lot more info in the link, thanks. Prestwick it seems is still on the cards. They do seem to have scattered the project all over the UK so the possibility that weather will be a problem has been minimised.
Prestwick is still an option for the horizontal launch spaceport, it appears Sutherland is in the running for the vertical launches. Something to do with best trajectory being Northwards over clear water.
 

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On and just as another gripe, we'll have a fricking spaceport but due to proposed council closures, not an open public toilet in the county!

This will become even more relevant given that any space launch inevitably attracts tourists to watch!

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Having seen the SNP view of Trump and the protestors in Scotland bedecked in there national colours of Tartan and Rainbow LGBT. Its amazing that party has managed to take over Scotland, who I thought was one of the more sane parts of the country.
I thought Sturgeon looked more orange than ‘The Donald’ as she went ‘gay for the day’ on the Weegie Pride March. Topping up her fake tan to go with her fake sincerity?
 
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There are no tartan rainbows but there may be rainbow tartans. Bay City Rollers hairdo tribute goes horribly wrong?
Allison Pearson described nicola surgeon as "The love-child of a Bay City Roller and a Shetland Pony"
Great literary imagery in the first sentence, but truly horrible mental imagery from the last.
 

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