Aurora borealis and Steve

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This is a great time for the dramatic displays of the aurora borealis, though there is too much light pollution where I live to see anything. You need to go north or south of the central belt for dark skies. There is also Steve. Steve stands for Strong Thermal Emission Velcoity Enhancement and has been […]

Battle of Largs?

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Largs is famous for the Scottish victory over Haakon and the Norwegians in the battle of Largs, 1263. Historians differ on the significance of the battle, but as it certainly not a defeat, we are happy to call it a Scottish victory. We can’t afford to be fussy. The Norwegians did relinquish their claims to […]

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The bridge over the Gogo Burn in Largs. The ‘o’ endingis suggestive of a Pictish place name, though there is little evidence of Pictish settlement on the Firth of Clyde.¬†We do know for sure that the bridge is named after Thomas MacDougall Brisbane, of subsequent Australian fame.