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(Metro)   After 20 years, tiny, remote island's "crime-free" record comes to an end, as residents say the theft has taken atoll on them   ( metro.co.uk) divider line
    More: Sad, Kintyre, Argyll and Bute, community land buyout, Gigha, Seamus McSporran, community trust-owned hotel, small island community, Resident Willie McSporran  
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2018-09-14 05:50:50 AM  
There's no reason for a 63 year old confirmed bachelor with a slightly effeminate cast from a conservative state to fear exposure of any sort from long-time professional extortioners like the Russians. Nothing to see here.
 
2018-09-14 05:58:35 AM  
Oh good lord, wrong thread. Sorry!
 
2018-09-14 06:08:18 AM  

Garza and the Supermutants: Oh good lord, wrong thread. Sorry!


I'll allow it.
 
2018-09-14 06:11:45 AM  
Sheep farking is legal?
 
2018-09-14 06:15:38 AM  
Between this and the flue, Fark's on a roll this morning...
 
2018-09-14 06:22:45 AM  
When I visited Grand Cayman on a cruise, the tour guide that was bringing us to the snorkeling told us how great Grand Cayman was: low taxes, great weather, and no crime.

Then 10 minutes later the news on the radio said someone had been killed in a fight that morning and the headless body of a woman was found on a local beach.
 
2018-09-14 06:25:02 AM  
"A Police Scotland spokesman said: 'Between 10pm on Saturday, September 8, and 1am on Sunday, September 9, at the Gigha Hotel on the Isle of Gigha, entry was gained to a store room and money was stolen."

Grab the teenagers without a decent alibi and put the squeeze on them.
This isn't some B&B guest who suddenly decided they needed to loot a hotel and decided to check on the storeroom. This was probably someone who knew the location of the money and wanted the latest electronic device.

/other alternative: also someone familiar with the location of the cash, but hooked in one of the gambling places these.
 
2018-09-14 06:29:54 AM  
100% increase in crime.
Thanks Hillary
 
2018-09-14 06:35:07 AM  

Resident Muslim: "A Police Scotland spokesman said: 'Between 10pm on Saturday, September 8, and 1am on Sunday, September 9, at the Gigha Hotel on the Isle of Gigha, entry was gained to a store room and money was stolen."

Grab the teenagers without a decent alibi and put the squeeze on them.
This isn't some B&B guest who suddenly decided they needed to loot a hotel and decided to check on the storeroom. This was probably someone who knew the location of the money and wanted the latest electronic device.

/other alternative: also someone familiar with the location of the cash, but hooked in one of the gambling places these.


Maybe someone who had the keys...

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2018-09-14 06:36:26 AM  
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2018-09-14 06:42:34 AM  
Resident Willie McSporran, 82, who led the island's community land buyout in 2002, said: 'It's terrible that these things are happening now after all these years.

Nice to see that even octogenarian Scots have enough of a sense of humour to occasionally give an obviously fake name to a reporter.
 
2018-09-14 06:45:19 AM  
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2018-09-14 06:53:56 AM  

morg: [img.fark.net image 634x754]


SHE IS MY FAVOURITE MARPLE!!!

Murder at the Vicarage... 'The Marple woman sticks to this sort of business like chewing gum to the cat.'
 
2018-09-14 07:32:22 AM  
It's ok, they've sent someone from the mainland to investigate.
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2018-09-14 07:44:28 AM  
FTFA:
Resident Willie McSporran, 82, who led the island's community land buyout in 2002, said: 'It's terrible that these things are happening now after all these years.

OK, that's gotta be the Scottish equivalent of "Heywood Jablowme".
 
2018-09-14 07:53:39 AM  

TheAlgebraist: Resident Willie McSporran, 82, who led the island's community land buyout in 2002, said: 'It's terrible that these things are happening now after all these years.

Nice to see that even octogenarian Scots have enough of a sense of humour to occasionally give an obviously fake name to a reporter.


He might actually be real!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_​M​cSporran
http://thescottishhome.blogspot.com/2​0​11/06/little-snippet-of-gigha-willie.h​tml
 
2018-09-14 07:55:20 AM  

Lady J: morg: [img.fark.net image 634x754]

SHE IS MY FAVOURITE MARPLE!!!

Murder at the Vicarage... 'The Marple woman sticks to this sort of business like chewing gum to the cat.'

Favourite

Marple?

I am aware of no others.

Just as Jeremy Brett is the only person to have played Sherlock Holmes.

And to be honest, David Suchet's Poirot is probably the best, though I have yet to see the later ones.
 
2018-09-14 07:56:09 AM  
Oops. Formatting cock-up.
 
2018-09-14 08:05:27 AM  

No Catchy Nickname: Oops. Formatting cock-up.


it's a bug. If you italicise your first word it gets sucked into the quoted post.

That sort of weekend teatime telly really is gold. The marple adaptations and poirots and such have really impressive casts, with a lot of recognisable names.
 
2018-09-14 08:07:34 AM  

johnny_vegas: Sheep farking is legal?


Gighaty, Gighaty
 
2018-09-14 08:24:19 AM  

No Catchy Nickname: Lady J: morg: [img.fark.net image 634x754]

SHE IS MY FAVOURITE MARPLE!!!

Murder at the Vicarage... 'The Marple woman sticks to this sort of business like chewing gum to the cat.'

Favourite Marple?

I am aware of no others.

Just as Jeremy Brett is the only person to have played Sherlock Holmes.

And to be honest, David Suchet's Poirot is probably the best, though I have yet to see the later ones.


Only Marple? Did you guys forget this broad?

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2018-09-14 08:26:01 AM  

SirEattonHogg: No Catchy Nickname: Lady J: morg: [img.fark.net image 634x754]

SHE IS MY FAVOURITE MARPLE!!!

Murder at the Vicarage... 'The Marple woman sticks to this sort of business like chewing gum to the cat.'

Favourite Marple?

I am aware of no others.

Just as Jeremy Brett is the only person to have played Sherlock Holmes.

And to be honest, David Suchet's Poirot is probably the best, though I have yet to see the later ones.

Only Marple? Did you guys forget this broad?

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 583x350]


You shut your whore mouth. Joan Hickson is the one true Marple.
 
2018-09-14 08:28:47 AM  
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2018-09-14 08:29:17 AM  

Lady J: SirEattonHogg: No Catchy Nickname: Lady J: morg: [img.fark.net image 634x754]

SHE IS MY FAVOURITE MARPLE!!!

Murder at the Vicarage... 'The Marple woman sticks to this sort of business like chewing gum to the cat.'

Favourite Marple?

I am aware of no others.

Just as Jeremy Brett is the only person to have played Sherlock Holmes.

And to be honest, David Suchet's Poirot is probably the best, though I have yet to see the later ones.

Only Marple? Did you guys forget this broad?

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 583x350]

You shut your whore mouth. Joan Hickson is the one true Marple.


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2018-09-14 08:29:30 AM  
At least his whistle wasn't stolen.
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2018-09-14 08:31:54 AM  

Lady J: SirEattonHogg: No Catchy Nickname: Lady J: morg: [img.fark.net image 634x754]

SHE IS MY FAVOURITE MARPLE!!!

Murder at the Vicarage... 'The Marple woman sticks to this sort of business like chewing gum to the cat.'

Favourite Marple?

I am aware of no others.

Just as Jeremy Brett is the only person to have played Sherlock Holmes.

And to be honest, David Suchet's Poirot is probably the best, though I have yet to see the later ones.

Only Marple? Did you guys forget this broad?

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 583x350]

You shut your whore mouth. Joan Hickson is the one true Marple.


I do like it when you talk dirty.

I think McEwan's episodes were all on Vimeo or Dailymotion or something like that a few years ago, and that's how I ended up thinking of her as Marple.  I'll check Hickson's episodes out.
 
2018-09-14 08:34:27 AM  
Willie McSporran? Come on! McSporran means Son of a Purse!
 
2018-09-14 08:35:17 AM  

TheAlgebraist: Resident Willie McSporran, 82, who led the island's community land buyout in 2002, said: 'It's terrible that these things are happening now after all these years.

Nice to see that even octogenarian Scots have enough of a sense of humour to occasionally give an obviously fake name to a reporter.


The wife and I are going to the UK next year, and now I'm planning to drag her to this island so we can get a selfie with Willie McSporran. What a legend!
 
2018-09-14 08:36:51 AM  

No Catchy Nickname: Lady J: morg: [img.fark.net image 634x754]

SHE IS MY FAVOURITE MARPLE!!!

Murder at the Vicarage... 'The Marple woman sticks to this sort of business like chewing gum to the cat.'

Favourite Marple?

I am aware of no others.

Just as Jeremy Brett is the only person to have played Sherlock Holmes.

And to be honest, David Suchet's Poirot is probably the best, though I have yet to see the later ones.


To tell you the truth those last seasons felt dark and depressing. For some reason they took out all the playfulness and levity it felt like a different character (Souchet was still superb) in a different show.
Proceed at your own peril.
 
2018-09-14 08:41:31 AM  

No Catchy Nickname: TheAlgebraist: Resident Willie McSporran, 82, who led the island's community land buyout in 2002, said: 'It's terrible that these things are happening now after all these years.

Nice to see that even octogenarian Scots have enough of a sense of humour to occasionally give an obviously fake name to a reporter.

He might actually be real!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_M​cSporran
http://thescottishhome.blogspot.com/20​11/06/little-snippet-of-gigha-willie.h​tml


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2018-09-14 08:54:57 AM  
Wanted for questioning:
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2018-09-14 09:04:13 AM  
A few years ago a cop acquaintance of mine transferred to a small rural town, thinking it would be a nice change from big city problems. He was not expecting all the opioid/other drug problems in his area.
 
2018-09-14 09:04:31 AM  
An island off the coast of Scotland crime free??? Farking sheep must be legal there.
 
2018-09-14 09:12:02 AM  

HailRobonia: When I visited Grand Cayman on a cruise, the tour guide that was bringing us to the snorkeling told us how great Grand Cayman was: low taxes, great weather, and no crime.

Then 10 minutes later the news on the radio said someone had been killed in a fight that morning and the headless body of a woman was found on a local beach.


So, like Sweden.
 
2018-09-14 09:39:47 AM  
Crime on a British-controlled island territory?

Ah, I think I saw the documentary about the folks who deal with this. . .

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2018-09-14 09:45:05 AM  

Silverstaff: Crime on a British-controlled island territory?

Ah, I think I saw the documentary about the folks who deal with this. . .

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He was really good in that show, but everyone since has been rubbish. Ardal O'Hanlon can't act at all.

It's luzly seeing the Cat as well.
 
2018-09-14 09:49:59 AM  

Lady J: Silverstaff: Crime on a British-controlled island territory?

Ah, I think I saw the documentary about the folks who deal with this. . .

[img.fark.net image 617x347]

He was really good in that show, but everyone since has been rubbish. Ardal O'Hanlon can't act at all.

It's luzly seeing the Cat as well.


Yeah, been watching it on Netflix lately.  DI Poole was definitely the best detective on it.  Wish he'd stayed with the show.

I did appreciate that they made DI Goodman as different as possible from Poole, instead of a copy of him by having him dress casually, try (and fail) to blend in on the island, and having him try to enjoy local cuisine instead of constantly whining about being away from London.

And yeah, he still makes me think Cat after all these years.
 
2018-09-14 10:04:08 AM  

TheAlgebraist: Nice to see that even octogenarian Scots have enough of a sense of humour to occasionally give an obviously fake name to a reporter.


Nope. The McSporrans are well known on Gigha. When the place was owned by a thug of a landlord, the only person with the freedom to speakout was Mr McSporran, because he was the post master and the post office/house was the only building on the island not part of the estate. Mr McSporran was also, famously, the local councillor, auxiliary coastguard, head of the fire brigade and about half a dozen other things.

McSporran is basically the same as "purser".
 
2018-09-14 10:06:38 AM  

Lady J: SHE IS MY FAVOURITE MARPLE!!!


She was great, and the closest to Agatha Christie's version, but I prefer Margaret Rutherford, solely for the theme tune.


MISS MARPLE THEME TUNE SUPER STEREO.wmv
Youtube FG-ZO26pnE8
 
2018-09-14 10:08:14 AM  

dittybopper: FTFA:
Resident Willie McSporran, 82, who led the island's community land buyout in 2002, said: 'It's terrible that these things are happening now after all these years.

OK, that's gotta be the Scottish equivalent of "Heywood Jablowme".


Probably closer to the Scottish equivalent of Gene Masseth.

/Still funny after all these years.
\\Still love Munchma Quchi, though.
 
2018-09-14 10:11:23 AM  

SirEattonHogg: Only Marple? Did you guys forget this broad?


Terrible. Neither as tough as Margaret Rutherford nor as prototypically fluffy as Joan Hickson, andthe attempt to rebrand as "Agatha Christie's Marple" was ridiculous.

"Dead Ringers" nailed it:

Marple Matrix Style - Dead Ringers - BBC
Youtube 6fULNtyEcWk
 
2018-09-14 10:11:59 AM  

Lady J: Silverstaff: Crime on a British-controlled island territory?

Ah, I think I saw the documentary about the folks who deal with this. . .

[img.fark.net image 617x347]

He was really good in that show, but everyone since has been rubbish. Ardal O'Hanlon can't act at all.

It's luzly seeing the Cat as well.


This.

Still works as an awesome tourist video. Amazing scenery.
 
2018-09-14 10:12:52 AM  

Bslim: Lady J: Silverstaff: Crime on a British-controlled island territory?

Ah, I think I saw the documentary about the folks who deal with this. . .

[img.fark.net image 617x347]

He was really good in that show, but everyone since has been rubbish. Ardal O'Hanlon can't act at all.

It's luzly seeing the Cat as well.

This.

Still works as an awesome tourist video. Amazing scenery.


indeed. I wanna be a cop in shorts!
 
2018-09-14 10:13:53 AM  

HailRobonia: A few years ago a cop acquaintance of mine transferred to a small rural town, thinking it would be a nice change from big city problems. He was not expecting all the opioid/other drug problems in his area.


The Outer Hebrides have huuuuuuge problems with heroin abuse (as well as the tradition endemic alcoholism), largely because the presbyterian church there prevents almost all other forms of amusement.

Q. Why don't Free Presbyterians have sex standing up?
A. It could lead to dancing.
 
2018-09-14 10:32:07 AM  

Bslim: Lady J: Silverstaff: Crime on a British-controlled island territory?

Ah, I think I saw the documentary about the folks who deal with this. . .

[img.fark.net image 617x347]

He was really good in that show, but everyone since has been rubbish. Ardal O'Hanlon can't act at all.

It's luzly seeing the Cat as well.

This.

Still works as an awesome tourist video. Amazing scenery.


I do sometimes wonder if that show has caused an uptick in tourism to Guadeloupe (where they film), or to the Caribbean in general.

The show is a great advertisement for going on vacation in the Caribbean. . .even if it's about visitors and tourists getting murdered every week.

I swear, I think half the people watching the show are doing so just for the absolutely picturesque scenery.
 
2018-09-14 10:42:50 AM  

guestguy: Resident Muslim: "A Police Scotland spokesman said: 'Between 10pm on Saturday, September 8, and 1am on Sunday, September 9, at the Gigha Hotel on the Isle of Gigha, entry was gained to a store room and money was stolen."

Grab the teenagers without a decent alibi and put the squeeze on them.
This isn't some B&B guest who suddenly decided they needed to loot a hotel and decided to check on the storeroom. This was probably someone who knew the location of the money and wanted the latest electronic device.

/other alternative: also someone familiar with the location of the cash, but hooked in one of the gambling places these.

Maybe someone who had the keys...

[imgflip.com image 500x371]


Gigha is in Argyll and Bute nae Moray, eel have you know!
 
2018-09-14 10:42:59 AM  

Lady J: No Catchy Nickname: Oops. Formatting cock-up.

it's a bug. If you italicise your first word it gets sucked into the quoted post.

That sort of weekend teatime telly really is gold. The marple adaptations and poirots and such have really impressive casts, with a lot of recognisable names.


Okay, this has to be the most British post I've ever seen on Fark. "Weekend teatime telly." Marple adaptations. Not to mention the British aversion to the letter "z" 😉
 
2018-09-14 10:45:12 AM  

Greek: Lady J: No Catchy Nickname: Oops. Formatting cock-up.

it's a bug. If you italicise your first word it gets sucked into the quoted post.

That sort of weekend teatime telly really is gold. The marple adaptations and poirots and such have really impressive casts, with a lot of recognisable names.

Okay, this has to be the most British post I've ever seen on Fark. "Weekend teatime telly." Marple adaptations. Not to mention the British aversion to the letter "z" 😉


You ain't seeen nothin' yet
 
2018-09-14 10:45:41 AM  
hmm, lot of Es there

/don't mind if I do
 
2018-09-14 10:48:57 AM  

Lady J: hmm, lot of Es there

/don't mind if I do


I actually read "seeen" the way you wrote it, and was trying to figure out what it meant. Apparently my coffee still hasn't kicked in yet. It's almost 11am. Maybe I need another cup.
 
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