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This is then followed, in brackets, by the meaning of the Latin name when known. The general description of the plant then follows, with perhaps notes on cultivation, country of origin, height and propagation. If any such notes ar omitted, thoes given under the previous entry apply. When you see this. Just move the mouse pointer onto the picture to see a diffrent image. This is a huge genus of plants. Most are aromatic and all are easy to grow in sun or shade; preferably in a dry area in a soil which is poor rather than rich.

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North Atlantic Tracks, officially titled the North Atlantic Organised Track System (NAT-OTS), is a structured set of transatlantic flight routes that stretch from the northeast of North America to western Europe across the Atlantic ensure aircraft are separated over the ocean, where there is little radar coverage. These heavily traveled routes are used by aircraft traveling between.

It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year. So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections. Change It wasn’t trendy , funny, nor was it coined on Twitter , but we thought change told a real story about how our users defined Unlike in , change was no longer a campaign slogan.

But, the term still held a lot of weight. Here’s an excerpt from our Word of the Year announcement in The national debate can arguably be summarized by the question: In the past two years, has there been enough change? Has there been too much? Meanwhile, many Americans continue to face change in their homes, bank accounts and jobs. Only time will tell if the latest wave of change Americans voted for in the midterm elections will result in a negative or positive outcome.

Tergiversate This rare word was chosen to represent because it described so much of the world around us.

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The talk was inspired by the many sculptured stone heads in the cathedral and she produced some most original ideas to explain who they were. As written records do not exist there is no definitive answer and whether correct or not her talk certainly produced the desire to visit the cathedral to view the heads. The Anglo Saxons had originally built wooden churches with high roofs but later turned to using stone and some of these contained a stone stating which mason had built the church and when.

The Normans did not do this and Thirlie thought the faces in Carlisle Cathedral depicted the masons and were their way of leaving a record of themselves. Because they spoke French the masons and their families would have formed a tight social circle separate from the local people.

During the eighteenth century the Royal Burgh of North Berwick was separate from the Westgait. The Royal Burgh comprised of two streets Trongait (Quality Street) and Eastgait (High Street).

Abermawr Woods 2 miles 2. You’ll pass along the pretty shingle beach and enjoy peaceful woodland trails in the adjacent wood. It’s a lovely spot with great coastal views and bluebells in the wood in the spring. Parking is available at the turning circle near the beach from which this walk starts. Borth is located about 5 miles north of the town with a nice footpath taking you along the beaches and cliffs.

There’s some moderate climbs along the way so a reasonable level of fitness is required. From the cliff tops there are fantastic views down to Aberystwyth and along the coast. The walk starts by the pier on the sea front of Aberystwyth, near to the train station. You then head north past Constitution Hill , a wonderful viewpoint with a large Camera Obscura giving a bird’s eye view of square miles of countryside and coast. The route continues along the cliff top path to Clarach Bay, where you can stop for refreshments at the cafe.

Here you’ll also find a lovely beach and views of the Afon Clarach which runs into the bay. The final section takes you past the cliffs of Craig y Delyn before descending into the pretty resort of Borth. There’s also a train station so you can return to Aberystwyth very easily. To extend the walk continue north along the coast path to the Dyfi National Nature Reserve.

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History[ edit ] The first implementation of an Organised Track System across the North Atlantic was in fact for commercial shipping, dating back to when the North Atlantic Track Agreement was signed. In , the publication of NAT Tracks became a daily feature, allowing controllers to force traffic onto fixed track structures in order to effectively separate the aircraft by time, altitude, and latitude. Tracks to Europe use the jetstream to their advantage by routing along the strongest tailwinds.

Because of the difference in ground speed caused by the jetstream, westbound flights tend to be longer in duration than their eastbound counterparts. The day prior to the tracks being published, airlines that fly the North Atlantic regularly send a preferred route message PRM to Gander and Shanwick. This allows the ATC agency to know what the route preferences are of the bulk of the North Atlantic traffic.

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There was no road to the harbour, access was across the sands. Beyond Westgate there were two tracks, one leading south to the ruins of the old Abbey Abbey Road and the other following what is now Pointgarry Road leading through open ground to Whin Stone Quarry, the remains of which can be traced on the West Links. From this point outside the town boundary, the post road to Edinburgh, maintained each spring by ploughing, rolling and harrowing, cuts through the fields of Abbey Farm to Dirleton.

Many of the family names associated with North Berwick in the seventeenth century continued to dominate the Town Council in the eighteenth century including the Home, Lauder, Dalrymple and Nisbet families. Sir Robert Dalrymple was a practicing advocate and lived at Castleton in the shadow of Tantallon Castle where he died on 31st August He planted beech trees at the east side of Berwick Law to celebrate the union.

The Dalrymple dynasty was a dominant force in the Scottish legal system during the 18th century. Sir Hew Dalrymple, the 1st. His younger brother Hew was also a member of the Council and appointed a Judge of the Court of Session in , taking the title of Lord Drummore. The Dalrymples had representatives on the Town Council for over a century, and in the year there were no less than four of them.

The early Town Council minutes were dominated with setting a date for the annual election of the Magistrates, Bailies and Councillors, and the opening of the town common in May for grazing the animals. Duncan, 4th Earl of Fife established a Cistercian nunnery around , but there was no mention of North Berwick in the mid 13th century Gough map.

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The saddest manifestation of extreme competition were the remains of the unopened stations on the Caley lines south of Paisley still mouldering in the s: See letter from Robert Darlaston p. Class 5 No. They were accessible to the public within Dundee Docks KPJ remembers Dad chatting to the driver of one in that location in Alistair’s memories are a wee bit later and more detailed.

1 Iö / tons: A snow-rigged vessel. Per 1 (data), 2 (‘snow’ re rigging). A 2 masted sailing ship carrying square sails & a trysail on a small jackmast. Built by Peter Austin for Hunter & Co. (Thomas Hunter) of Monkwearmouth.

Brent was born to be involved in horses. When we were kids Cardigan Bay was our hero. He was a good old bugger old Davey and you used to get a whole lot of good stories out of him when you were kids. Up until recently Brent has spent most of this working life mixing farming, horses, shearing and being a freezing worker. And he shore sheep for six to seven years. It was full of harness boys.

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Tickets are on sale from 1st November to 2nd February, via webcollect, by clicking on the heading above. Contact John Frew for details on , or at jock eastayrshirecc. See you all there: Marshaling is a great way to get close to the action, whilst putting something into the sport. Goodie bags, including lunch, are normally provided, but not guaranteed. This will also be the last chance for anyone looking to pick up marshalling points for the club championship, as you must marshal or help organise and EACC event to be included.

LNER Kl Class No at Alnwick station with the branch train to Alnmouth on 10th May G.F. Bloxham. front cover. Backtrack through the looking glass.

Huntly The railway was single track with passing loops at the termini and at Kintore, Inverurie and Insch; the loop at Kittybrewster was clear of the platform to allow the locomotive to run round the carriages and push them into the station. The driver attempted to select reverse gear to slow the train but had failed to hold on to the lever, which slipped into forward, propelling the train into carriages waiting at the platform.

The report also criticised the station staff, who should not have allowed the carriages to be waiting at the station. The layout at Kittybrewster was altered after the accident. It had been previously arranged that the Aberdeen and Great North would amalgamate, but this was annulled that year and the Aberdeen was seeking alliances with railways to the south. The line was opened to goods traffic on 24 September and passengers on 1 April Kittybrewster station was rebuilt with through platforms and the offices moved to Waterloo station from premises at 75 Union Street.

The Great North, still seeking to reach Inverness, had objected but withdrew after running rights over the railway were promised. The Great North objected again, this time citing the expense of crossing the Spey, but withdrew after it was suggested that the cost of a bridge would be shared. Initially five services a day ran between Aberdeen and Keith, taking between 2 hours 40 minutes and 3 hours 5 minutes, although the number of services was later reduced to four.

The line reached Dalvey near Forres in , and Keith on 18 August

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The owner of a newly-imported Russian Mi-2 helicopter has had his aircraft grounded at California’s Hayward Airport while the FAA looks into allegations that he flew it without an Airworthiness Certificate and without locally-required insurance documents. Officials in Oakland, California, where pilot Thierry Thys was based, asked him for the documents, but when he couldn’t produce them and later flew the Mi-2 to nearby Hayward , the FAA was notified.

The pilot was not injured, and damage to the aircraft was relatively minor.

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Renfrewshire information pages Listed below are details on history and points of interest. All towns and villages in the current county of Renfrewshire are listed. If you are having trouble finding something specific, or looking for a specific name, please use the search box at the top of the left-hand index column. This search engine will check www. Please note, if you are searching two or more words eg.

Bill Smith, place the words inside quotation marks eg. Note that some war memorial name lists have first and last names listed while some have initial and surname only. The area is centred on the council-built tenements, although some late Victorian buildings exist along the western end of Seedhill Road. At this point the area is serviced by Hawkhead station on the Paisley Canal line.

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It began in when the British Transport Commission BTC announced the Modernisation Programme which outlined the BTC’s plan to replace old-fashioned steam power with modern diesel and electric traction. How many remember the book’s heady aroma of freshly printed ink? Ian Allan should’ve bottled it; they’d have made a fortune! Worse still, when it came to underlining the new diesels I had ‘copped’ on visits to Swindon, Derby and Crewe Works, they didn’t enter the equation because Ian Allan had published the new combined edition before the diesels were built.

Volume 64, No. 4 posted Sep Methods relieving comparison of living and death assemblages Johann Hohenegger, Maria Virgínia Alves Martins, and Fabrizio Frontalini – online 26 Sep A new species of Idiognathoides (conodont) in the Lower Pennsylvanian Ladrones Limestone of the Alexander terrane, southeast Alaska, and its paleogeographic significance.

Alba is a nation in north-western Europe , the second-largest of the constituent nations of the United Kingdom. It has a sixty mile 96km land border with England to the south, and is separated from Northern Ireland by the North Channel of the Irish Sea. The capital is Edinburgh and the largest city is Glasgow. Scotland is surrounded by the bracing waters of the North Sea to the east, and the North Atlantic Ocean to the west and north. Scotland is a beautiful country well known for its dramatic scenery of mountains and valleys, rolling hills, green fields and forests, and rugged coastline.

While everyone knows the Highlands for this, Scotland is beautiful in the Lowlands, islands and the flat lands of the North-East as well. Understand[ edit ] Scottish Highlands Scotland has lively and friendly cities, often of great architectural significance, and a rich history and heritage dating back thousands of years with many ancient and historic sites.

Other characteristics that attract droves of visitors include golf the game was created in Scotland and it has some of the world’s best and most famous courses , whisky many distilleries can be visited , family history millions worldwide are descended from those who emigrated from Scotland when times were tough in the 18th and 19th centuries , hiking, wildlife and winter sports.

Around Loch Ness in the north of the Highlands, you can also hunt for the Monster

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