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Allan Liddle

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #330 on: February 21, 2011, 14:59:12 PM »
Close Mike but not close enough, very close Peter but still not close enough  :wink

I think, Mike Hamish, it's the actual make up of the ground (inc vegetation and plant species?) that's used in this location to qualify as Tundra???  What i was informed anyway.

Give it that the area is very exposed to an almost continual blast of wind is the deciding factor and, along with the poor (and thin) soil content here, is what's shaped it this way.

No more clues except to say it's certainly on a northern isle.

By the way Hamish Mike the treeline in Orkney is on the mainland, just along from Finstown in a small glen allowing enough shelter for them to get a hold.  There is another called Happy Valley close by but i think this is entirely man made and certainly maintained.
Oh and the collective name for these islands is Orkney, or Shetland, not the Orkneys and Shetlands.  And they tend to put the Waters name before description, IE Harray Loch, Swanney Loch, Spiggie Loch etc.  I know this as i've been corrected enough times up there.   :z4 :z4
« Last Edit: February 21, 2011, 17:44:14 PM by Hamish »

Offthebard

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #331 on: February 21, 2011, 15:07:57 PM »
Allan, you've just pointed out something to me that I've done for years and never given it a second thought.

My wife always found Loch Lochy peculiar because I always used the name first followed by loch and this stood out as totally contrary. Married an English Maid you see and its all foreign to her :z4.

Any way back to your question and I wondered about Sumbrugh.

Sandy B.   

Irvine Ross

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #332 on: February 21, 2011, 16:05:57 PM »
Sorry Alan but Cairngorm is one of the possible correct answers. All the high plateau is classified as Arctic-alpine tundra

The Cairngorm National Park website says

"In the Cairngorms National Park, altitude is an obvious and key factor controlling habitats and species found. It has had the effect of dividing the Park into two ecological zones:

    * the sub-arctic (or arctic–alpine) tundra zone;
    * the temperate , boreal forest zone.

The transition between these zones can be seen well in Glen Clunie (by Glen Shee) at the foot of Meall Odhar.

Around the Cairngorms, the point of transition varies from 600 to 900 m, depending on snow cover, exposure and the kind of ground. A change in the plants and animals found often occurs at about 750 m."

Arctic tundra at lower altitudes is characterised by permafrost and I don't think that occurs on any of the northern isles.

Irvine

Peter Rawlinson

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #333 on: February 21, 2011, 17:37:18 PM »
Parts of St Kilda are described as tundra .  All depends on the definition of  ' tundra.'

Hamish Young

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #334 on: February 21, 2011, 18:01:21 PM »
Allan - I've 'tweaked' your last post in order that Mr B doesn't feel persecuted for things I've said :z7

Yes, the definition of what tundra is (or isn't) in this context appears to be killing things a smidgen.
Arguably, large tracts of upland Scotland or indeed the isles could readily be classed as semi-Alpine tundra which is what I've always known it as.
That description Irvine has posted courtesy of the Cairngorm National Park website works for me :z16

Supplementary clue needed :z17

I'd always known Orkney & Shetland as the 'Orkneys or Shetlands' when not including islands in the name, so will make every effort to get that right from now on :shock

:z3
“When tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”

Allan Liddle

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #335 on: February 21, 2011, 21:51:51 PM »
Allan - I've 'tweaked' your last post in order that Mr B doesn't feel persecuted for things I've said :z7

Yes, the definition of what tundra is (or isn't) in this context appears to be killing things a smidgen.
Arguably, large tracts of upland Scotland or indeed the isles could readily be classed as semi-Alpine tundra which is what I've always known it as.
That description Irvine has posted courtesy of the Cairngorm National Park website works for me :z16

Supplementary clue needed :z17

I'd always known Orkney & Shetland as the 'Orkneys or Shetlands' when not including islands in the name, so will make every effort to get that right from now on :shock

:z3


No probs Hamish and yes certainly agree with the Cairngorm description, perhaps the Shetland description is more apt given it's above the 62 degree north line (well most of it anyway)?

So to clear up the confusion lets tweak the question to, 'What's the highest point of the Shetland Isles?'
There you go i've given it away now.  :z7  No Google cheats though. :wink

Peter Rawlinson

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #336 on: February 22, 2011, 09:04:47 AM »
Well I have been to Unst which was a cold miserable place , seen Muckle  Flugga on the TV , never been to Ronas Hill ( which I googled ) .

So will go for Unst .  :z6

Allan Liddle

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #337 on: February 22, 2011, 15:49:17 PM »
Nope, not Unst, however maybe if you'd trusted Google??? :wink

Catman

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #338 on: February 23, 2011, 15:21:11 PM »
The highest point in the Shetland Islands Archipelago is Ronas Hill

Alex

Peter Rawlinson

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #339 on: February 24, 2011, 07:54:27 AM »
OK Now for an easy one ...... joker played.......

Where is this place ? On the shore  of a Scottish loch .    :-

The house is a long low building. I set apart the south-western half for my work. The largest room has a bow window and here I made my door and constructed the terrace and lodge. Inside the room I set up my oratory proper. This was a wooden structure, lined in part with the big mirrors which I brought from London.


Clue - it is a famous loch with good fishing .

Catman

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #340 on: February 24, 2011, 13:25:23 PM »
OK Now for an easy one ...... joker played.......

Where is this place ? On the shore  of a Scottish loch .    :-

The house is a long low building. I set apart the south-western half for my work. The largest room has a bow window and here I made my door and constructed the terrace and lodge. Inside the room I set up my oratory proper. This was a wooden structure, lined in part with the big mirrors which I brought from London.


Clue - it is a famous loch with good fishing .

Bit presumptuous playing the joker Singingpete Dryflee hasn't confirmed any answer as correct YET!!!!!!

Joker can be played as below:

PS: If somebody gets the answer right but has not posted a new question within 15 minutes of getting the go ahead ...... anybody that wishes can play "the joker card" and jump in with the next question

Allan Liddle

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #341 on: February 24, 2011, 13:48:34 PM »
Yup Google cheat Pete gave tha game away but correct answer confirmed by Catman.

I'll leave it up to you guys to sort out who goes next?

Catman

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #342 on: February 24, 2011, 13:56:34 PM »
Pete's question stands as next question just wanted to point out that the answer had not been confirmed by you.

Alex

Hamish Young

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #343 on: February 24, 2011, 14:50:40 PM »
Where is this place ? On the shore  of a Scottish loch .    :-

That would most probably be Boleskin House near Foyers on the shores (well, not really but close enough) of Loch Ness, it just so happens I visited it last year - perhaps an unfair advantage :wink
Didn't know it was one of Jimmy Pages 'pads' in the Highlands until I was there.

:z3



“When tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”

Peter Rawlinson

Re: General Knowledge - Fly Fishing
« Reply #344 on: February 24, 2011, 18:33:54 PM »
Correct Hamish , it is an interesting but scary place . I have stayed in the gatehouse a few times  and it is wierd .  :shock

Apologies if I jumped the gun playing a joker but I thought the answer was confirmed in my previous post - I googled so my answer was not valid .   :z8

 




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