- 1 What is the meaning behind the song Mull of Kintyre?
- 2 Is it ok to say Notts Forest?
- 3 What does mull mean in Scottish?
- 4 Do Nottingham Forest and Notts County hate each other?
- 5 Does Notts mean Nottingham?
- 6 Why do Nottingham Forest have 2 stars?
- 7 Why is Nottingham Forest famous?
- 8 Does Nottingham Forest have a nickname?
- 9 What do Scots call Gaelic?
- 10 What is cigarette slang in Scotland?
- 11 Why is Mull famous?
- 12 What is the history of Kintyre Scotland?
What is the meaning behind the song Mull of Kintyre?
History – The song dates as far back as at least 1974, appearing on the extended home demo recording known amongst bootleggers as “The Piano Tape”. Written on piano originally, at that early stage the lyric only had the completed chorus and a few bits of the lyrics that eventually made the finished version.
The lyrics of the first verse, also used as the repeating chorus, are an ode to the area’s natural beauty and sense of home: Mull of Kintyre Oh mist rolling in from the sea, My desire Is always to be here Oh Mull of Kintyre McCartney explained how the song came into being: I certainly loved Scotland enough, so I came up with a song about where we were living: an area called Mull of Kintyre.
It was a love song really, about how I enjoyed being there and imagining I was travelling away and wanting to get back there. “Mull of Kintyre” was recorded on 9 August 1977 at Spirit of Ranachan Studio at High Park Farm in Scotland, during a break in recording the London Town album caused by Linda McCartney ‘s advanced pregnancy.
- The song featured bagpipes played by the Campbeltown Pipe Band from nearby Campbeltown,
- Paul’s vocals and acoustic guitar were recorded outdoors.
- Mull of Kintyre” and ” Girls’ School ” (which had been previously recorded for London Town ) were released as a double A-sided single on 11 November 1977, independently of the album.
It was included on the Wings compilation Wings Greatest in 1978, the UK/Canada version of McCartney’s 1987 compilation album All the Best!, the 2001 compilation Wingspan: Hits and History and the 2016 compilation Pure McCartney,
Is it ok to say Notts Forest?
The abbreviation for Nottingham is ‘Nottm’, and while you would not say Nottm when referring to the club there’s nothing wrong with just calling them Forest. Oh, and if you’re referring to Notts County, don’t call them County. They don’t like that either. ‘The Magpies’ will do
Who originally sang Mull of Kintyre?
The Story Behind The Song: Paul McCartney track ‘Mull of Kintyre’, a love letter to Scotland While Paul McCartney song ‘Mull of Kintyre’ isn’t among the most critically revered work of his career, his poignant love letter to a life in Scotland was one that was most certainly written from the heart.
The uplifting message that was sown into the song made it resonate greatly with the general public who, in turn, kept it at the top of the UK charts for nine weeks following its release on November 11th, 1977. Not only was this Wings’ most successful single in Britain, but it was also the highest-selling single in the country over the entire course of the ’70s.
Astonishingly, it has even sold more copies than any single released by The Beatles in Britain, an utterly remarkable and somewhat unbelievable statistic. Kintyre was McCartney’s place of escapism, it helped save him following the devastating split of The Beatles — which almost broke him — but this Scottish retreat allowed the musician to appreciate the quieter side of life.
The former was always grateful for what Kintyre gave him in during his darkest hour and it was finally time for him to pay deserved tribute to it. Unlike most Christmas singles, ‘Mull of Kintyre’ wasn’t written by McCartney and fellow Wings member Denny Laine to take advantage of a possible festive shaped cash cow.
Instead, the song was generated organically and McCartney initially thought the song had no chance of becoming a hit. The duo wrote the song in one afternoon as they inhaled the beauty of the mull whilst nursing a bottle of Whiskey and letting the scenery write the track on their behalf.
Wings then enlisted the local Campbelltown Pipe Band who added a sprinkling of Scottish sparkle to the track and suddenly Wings had their unconventional Christmas song. ‘Mull of Kintyre’ would remain the highest selling UK single until 1984 when Band Aid would knock it off the top spot. Although the track never quite travelled as well on the other side of the Atlantic, it still surpassed Macca’s relatively low expectations.
It wasn’t until the local pipers who played on the track told him that it should be a single that even considered the possibility. “When we finished it, all the pipers said, ‘Aye, it’s got to be a single, that.’ It was up to them, really, to do it. I thought it was a little too specialised to bring out as a single, you would have to bring out something that has something with more mass appeal,” McCartney later revealed.
But they kept saying, ‘Oh, the exiled Scots all over the world. It’ll be a big single for them.’ Yet I still thought, ‘Yeah, well, but there’s maybe not enough exiled Scots,’ but they kept telling me, after a few drinks,” he added. The use of the local pipers would later lead to a small controversy following the success of the single after it emerged that the musicians who took part on the recording were only paid a standard union rate for their role.
In response to the criticism, McCartney sent a cheque for £200 to each performer but, more importantly, the attention the pipers got from the release allowed the to release their own music. Pipe Master Tony Wilson proudly stated in 1978: “All the boys are proud to have played on the record.
- McCartney’s a genius.
- Paul’s song has done wonders for Kintyre but we won’t be earning royalties from the song.
- We were paid as session musicians for the job.
- We did the job and got paid for it and that’s that.” More important than the success that the track gifted to was ‘Mull of Kintyre’ putting this Scottish beauty spot on the map for all the right reasons.
There was a huge spike in visitors to Kintyre in the wake of the songs’ release which not only boosted the local economy but installed local residents with pride in their area. After the tranquillity Kintyre provided McCartney at his lowest ebb, this song allowed him to finally pay the area back for rescuing him.
What is the motto of the Nottingham Forest?
NOTTINGHAM FOREST Well, I looked at this badge and thought, this will not take long, a tree, on a river, two stars and the nickname Forest. The tree represents Sherwood Forest, and the river is the Trent. The two stars remind us they have won two FA Cups and two European Cups.
- OK bye. (PIC 1) But I don’t want to just give you that.
- It is generally accepted that Notts Forest were once a shinny team.
- Apologies Forest fans, last night over drinks in a hotel after Saints knocked out West Ham in the FA Cup, I met two lovely guys who were Forest fans doing the 92 ground tour, having just ticked St Mary’s off their almost completed list.
Dylan and Paul, but mostly Dylan, politely advised me that should we meet Forest in the next round and they got hold of the fact I had called them Notts, instead of Nottingham, I may get reported to the Sheriff, so from here on in it is Nottingham Forest.
Thanks Dylan, and my very best wishes to you Paul, it was a pleasure to meet you both) A shinny team I can hear you say, what’s a shinny team when it’s at home or away? Basically, shinny was or is an early form of hockey, and is probably still played by some bearded real ale drinkers somewhere in Nottinghamshire.
Nottingham Forest formed in 1865, after deciding that the new game of football looked more fun than shinny. In the 1892/93 season, Forest was part of the Football Alliance, which had folded the season before, and were incorporated into the Football League after winning the Alliance Championship.
- Forest got their name from the first ground they played at, which was The Forest Recreation Ground.
- Football arrived at its present home, The City Ground in 1898.
- Not much was done to improve the City Ground until 1958, when the East Stand was built.
- The Main Stand had to be rebuilt in 1968 when it was destroyed by fire, unfortunately, many of the club’s records were lost also.
Today the City Ground holds 30,446, and there is hope of a development to the ground that should increase capacity to 40,000, but this depends on two things. Firstly, the club has to gain the freehold to the ground from the council, and secondly, they have to gain promotion to the Premiership, one being a little harder than the other.
- There seems to be no history of a club badge before the Second World War, but shortly after the war, the club adopted a version of the city’s coat of arms as an emblem.
- PIC 2) It is not known how long the arms have been in use, but they were officially recognised in 1614.
- They have a rough wooden cross in green rising from the base of the shield, with crowns of gold and a similar crown around the lower part of the cross.
This looks just like the arms of Colchester, without the nails, but there is no connection. The ragged cross is thought to allude to Sherwood Forest, as do the royal stag supporters and the ragged staves on which they stand. The crest is a walled castle with three towers.
The towers are standing on a wreath of red and gold. The right-hand tower has a silver crescent and the left a golden star, and is taken from the 15 th Century seals of the city. For all you sharp-eyed ones who think I have that the wrong way around, in heraldry, left and right are determined by the position of the bearer of the arms, and not the person looking at them.
(PIC 3) As mentioned earlier the supporters of the shield are two royal stags guardant and standing on broken branches or staves, each stag has a gold crown around its neck. The motto “VIVIT POST FUNERA VIRTUS” translates as, Virtue Outlives Death, Forest later adapted the arms by replacing the castle with the letters NFFC.
- This was the club’s emblem, but did not appear on the shirts until 1957.
- In the 1970s many clubs wanted to be able to copyright their club’s crest, and Forest were no different.
- A competition was held by the Nottingham Evening Post in 1973, and the winning designer was Mr David Lewis, who happened to be a designer and lecturer at the local poly, now known as the Nottingham Trent University.
The badge, as I mentioned earlier, is quite a simple design. Sherwood Forest, is represented by the tree, and is famous for being the home of the country’s most loved tealeaf Robin Hood, and his Merrymen. The real name for the area is Snottingham, honest it’s true, I kid you not, he really would have been the Sheriff of Snottingham.
- The area fell under the rule of a Saxon chieftain named Snot and it became known as Snotingaham, or, the homestead of Snot’s people.
- This is taken from Snot, a family name, Ing meaning meadow, and Ham means home.
- Robin’s main rival was the Sheriff of Sno, sorry, Nottingham, Forest’s however, are Notts County, (I know you said Snotts County and laughed.
Now stop being so childish and read on) Derby and Leicester, but Derby are the most likely to be sung about in the most unkind way on a Saturday afternoon. Back to the present badge and the tree, Sherwood Forest, wavy lines, river Trent and the name, Forest and all in the club colours of red which also provides the club with another nickname of “The Reds”. : NOTTINGHAM FOREST
What does mull mean in Scottish?
Mull (geographical term) Term for rounded, tree-less summit In the field of, the term mull is an of the word maol, a noun that describes a rounded hill, a summit, and a mountain that is bare of trees; maol also is a Gaelic usage that refers to the forehead and to a shaved head; as an adjective, maol describes something that is bare, that is dull, or that is bald.
- In south-western Scotland, the usage of Maol describes the topographies of and, specifically, the summit of a promontory and the extreme of a,
- Gaelic spelling requires that the word maol, be in certain syntactical arrangements: That a letter h is inserted after the first letter, if the first letter is a consonant, but not the letters r, l, or n,
The added letter h either silences the preceding consonant or changes the sound of the consonant, e.g. mh and bh either are silent or are sounded as an English letter v, In the, in addition to lenition, the last consonant must be slender, preceded and followed by an i or an e,
Because both vowels in the word maol are broad, a letter i is inserted after it, those two changes alter the sounding of the Gaelic maol as the English mull — mhaoil, rhyming with well, as in Creachmhaoil (creach + maol). Consequently, when combined in Gaelic place names, maol is not Anglicized as mull, yet, as a toponym, the place name Creachmhaoil is Anglicized to Craughwell,
The Gaelic spellings mullach and mullagh are variants of maol and mull, In the Dwelly’s (Scottish) Gaelic-to-English dictionary defines the word mull as: the top, summit, or extremity of anything, Moreover, in Irish place names, mull is common to: ( An Mullach Mór ) and Mullaghaneany, Mullaghcloga and Mullaghcarn.
- The, otherwise simply, a headland on
- The Mull of Cara, a promontory at the south of
- The Mull of Logan, a promontory on the
- Mull Head, a headland on the
- in, in Ireland.
- , Isle of Man.
, the Inner Hebridean island’s name has a different, pre-Gaelic derivation.
Is the Mull of Kintyre the same as the island of mull?
Whilst part of the Argyll and Bute council area, Mull should not be confused with Mull of Kintyre, which was immortalised in a 1977 hit single by UK rock band Wings.
Do Nottingham Forest and Notts County hate each other?
History – The two clubs are amongst the oldest football clubs in the World. County were formed in 1862 and are the oldest professional association football club in the world. Forest were formed three years later by a group of men playing the now largely unknown sport of bandy,
- The first meeting between the two clubs was a friendly on 22 March 1866.
- The match was a 0–0 draw and was probably on the Forest Recreation Ground,
- The first competitive meeting in the FA Cup came on 16 November 1878 and resulted in a 3–1 victory for Nottingham Forest.
- The first league game occurred on 8 October 1892 and resulted in a 3–1 victory for Notts County.
The last league Nottingham derby occurred on 12 February 1994 and resulted in a 2–1 victory for Notts County. Charlie Palmer (or ‘Sir’ Charlie Palmer as he has been dubbed by Notts County fans) scored with just four minutes remaining and only ninety seconds after Forest had equalised. Comparative table positions of Nottingham Forest and Notts County in the English football league system The rivalry was resurrected on 9 August 2011, when the clubs met in the first round of the Football League Cup at the City Ground, with Forest winning a penalty shootout after the match had ended 3–3. Aerial image of the two club’s grounds The two clubs rarely meet as they are in different tiers of the league system and supporters generally view other regional clubs as more prominent rivals. However, recent years have seen incidents of trouble between supporters.
In 2007, a ‘friendly’ match between the clubs saw violence erupt after the final whistle. And in 2017, several followers of both sides were convicted of taking part in a prearranged mass brawl in a pub in Nottingham. Another friendly match the previous summer also saw four arrests. Trouble broke out once again at a pre-season ‘friendly’ in July 2022, with fighting between fans and stewards in the stands spilling on to the pitch.
The game ended in a 2–2 draw.
How did Nottingham Forest get its name?
But where does the Forest name come from? – It is because they played their first games at Forest Recreation Ground in Nottingham. This is where Robin Hood comes back in. The Forest Recreation Ground is based in an area which was part of Sherwood Forest in medieval times.
Does Notts mean Nottingham?
It’s just not correct! – Notts refers to the county of Nottinghamshire, not the City of Nottingham – and if you refer to the county you refer to their historic rivals Notts County. County and their Meadow Lane home stands just 300 metres over the River Trent (the two closest football stadiums in England, but not the UK – that honour belongs to Dundee and Dundee United) and although it has played host to Forest games in the past, you will not want to get the two mixed up.
- It is often a pub question unknown by anyone who is not a local, but technically Notts County are Nottingham’s only club given Nottingham Forest are based in West Bridgford which is in the Rushcliffe constituency.
- This fine detail has made the application to develop the City Ground particularly difficult,
The abbreviation for Nottingham is ‘Nottm’, and while you would not say Nottm when referring to the club there’s nothing wrong with just calling them Forest. Oh, and if you’re referring to Notts County, don’t call them County. They don’t like that either.
Who were the Scottish Beatles?
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Beatstalkers are a Glasgow beat group formed in the late 1960s. They were sometimes billed as “the Scottish Beatles”, because of the hoards of screaming girls attending their concerts, and like other Scottish beat groups The Poets, The Athenians and The Pathfinders, specialised in covers of US hits.
What is Paul McCartney’s biggest hit?
6 – 1 – 6. “No More Lonely Nights” – Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984) The theme to his entertaining yet commercially unsuccessful movie Give My Regards to Broad Street, “No More Lonely Nights” is a perfect slice of stereotypical McCartney. A lovely ballad with soaring vocals, critics denounced it. One particular reviewer deemed it “wimpy”, but I pity whoever falls in love with them. Most people would focus on David Gilmour’s guitar solo, but I just can’t get over how well this song is sung.5. “Coming Up” – McCartney II (1980) Not to be confused with Wings’ live version, the best track off McCartney II is the highlight of McCartney’s early electronic experimentations. Sounding like a party for synthesizers with all sorts of electronic noises to be heard, Paul’s filtered voice rises above the melee to discuss love, peace, and understanding. Most musicians would turn these lyrics into a serious ballad, but they are not as smart or as fun-loving as McCartney. Listen carefully to the end, when he sings the “feel it in my bones, yeah yeah yeah” part. He’s having a ball.4. “That Was Me” – Memory Almost Full (2007) “That Was Me” is a fast, blistering scream of recognition. Speeding from memories of being in a school play to rocking out on TV, it’s the greatest autobiography ever. Not only has he lived this amazing life, that voice commands you to believe that he’s enjoyed every minute of it. Who wouldn’t? Yet with a simple, “Who am I to disagree?”, the great rock star manages to come off as a little bit humble.3. “Fine Line” – Chaos & Creation in the Backyard (2005) A revelation to all of those nay-saying critics, the joyous instrumentation to “Fine Line” dashed away most of their negative words with every punching piano line. An ode to peace, the song’s high concept was easily hidden in a sound catchy enough to be used as a car commercial. The true definition of pop/rock, it’s light enough not be too heavy and heavy enough to not float away.2. “Every Night” – McCartney (1970) While dozens of books have tried to thoroughly examine both Paul’s thoughts during the end of the Beatles and Linda’s influence on his life and work, none of them does it as well as “Every Night”. A close listen to the lyrics tells us that although he can do whatever he wants, he is unfulfilled, but spending time with his love will fix that. McCartney’s vocals are the most impressive instrument here, with his impassioned vocalizations towards the end showing us just how he means every word he’s singing. Vastly underrated, it is a close second to his best solo song.1. “Maybe I’m Amazed” – McCartney (1970) “Maybe I’m Amazed” is quite simply Paul McCartney’s biggest hit. Despite the fact that it was never released as a single until Wings’ grand live cover, it remains the jewel of his solo catalog. The sparse original version (recorded in McCartney’s home studio) lacks surround stadium sound, but makes up for that with a type of honesty behind its simplicity. Nothing is there to block us from the sound of a man pouring his heart out about the newfound love that has truly changed his life for the better. Unfinished, the song doesn’t end completely, but what a symbol that alone is. Just as there is no real end to true love, the song fades off, suggesting that it is still going on somewhere else. Many other artists have tried to get the same emotional response out of it in their renditions, and many couples relate to it, considering it their own theme, but it will always be Paul’s ode to his love, Linda. : The 12 Most Memorable Paul McCartney Solo Songs
Why did The Beatles break up?
The Beatles were an English rock band, active from 1960 until 1970. From 1962 onwards, the band’s members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, Their break-up is attributed to numerous factors, including: the strain of the Beatlemania phenomenon, the 1967 death of manager Brian Epstein, bandmates’ resentment of McCartney’s perceived domineering, Lennon’s heroin use and his relationship with Yoko Ono, Harrison’s increasingly prolific songwriting, the floundering of Apple Corps, the Get Back project (renamed Let It Be in 1970), and managerial disputes.
- During the latter half of the 1960s, the members began to assert individual artistic agendas.
- Their disunity became most evident on 1968’s The Beatles (also known as “the White Album”), and quarrels and disharmony over musical matters soon permeated their business discussions.
- Starr left the group for two weeks during the White Album sessions, and Harrison quit for five days during the Get Back rehearsals.
Starting in 1969, the group split into two camps regarding who should handle their business affairs. McCartney lobbied for entertainment lawyers Lee and John Eastman, but was outvoted by his bandmates in favour of businessman Allen Klein, The final time that the four members recorded together was the session for Abbey Road ‘ s ” The End ” on 20 August 1969, a date which also saw further mixing and editing for ” I Want You (She’s So Heavy) “; their final meeting with all four present was two days later at a photo session held at Lennon’s Tittenhurst estate,
On 20 September, Lennon privately informed his bandmates at a meeting at Apple, without Harrison present, that he was leaving the Beatles, although it was unclear to the other members whether his departure was permanent. On 10 April 1970, McCartney said in a press release that he was no longer working with the group, which sparked a widespread media reaction and worsened the tensions between him and his bandmates.
Legal disputes continued long after his announcement, and the dissolution was not formalised until 29 December 1974. Rumours of a full-fledged reunion persisted throughout the 1970s, as the members occasionally reunited for collaboration, but never with all four simultaneously.
Why do Nottingham Forest have 2 stars?
Nottingham Forest – Nottingham Forest’s kit contains two stars (Image: Getty Images) Nottingham Forest have two silver stars above their club crest and marks one of the most astonishing achievements in the history of English football. The stars represent Forest’s back-to-back European Cup wins of 1979 and 1980 under Brian Clough, the first of which came just two seasons after he led them back into the top flight.
Why is Nottingham Forest famous?
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Nottingham Forest Football Club is a professional football club based in West Bridgford, England. Founded in 1865, Forest have played their home games at the City Ground since 1898. One of six English clubs to have won the European Cup, Nottingham Forest currently compete in the Premier League, the top division of the English football league system,
Nottingham Forest have won two European Cups (now the UEFA Champions League ), one UEFA Super Cup, one League title, two FA Cups, four League Cups, and one FA Charity Shield, The club has competed in the top two tiers of English football since its admission to the Football League, with the exception of five seasons in the third tier,
Its most successful period was under the management of Brian Clough and Peter Taylor in the late 1970s and early 1980s, which included back-to-back wins in the then European Cup in 1979 and 1980, In Clough’s last decade at the club, the Nottingham Forest team won the 1989 and 1990 League Cups and were losing finalists in the 1991 FA Cup Final and 1992 League Cup Final, before relegation from the Premier League in 1993,
- Upon an immediate return, Forest finished third in the Premier League in 1995 before again suffering relegation from the top flight in 1997 and 1999,
- The team returned to the Premier League by winning the 2022 Championship play-off final against Huddersfield Town,
- Forest’s fiercest rivalry is with Derby County, with which club it contests an East Midlands derby,
The two clubs have met a total of 109 times, with Forest claiming the most victories (43), the longest win streak (5), and the longest unbeaten run (10) which runs from 11 March 2018 to the present day. In 2007 the Brian Clough Trophy was founded, which has since then been given to the winner of this East Midlands derby.
Does Nottingham Forest have a nickname?
Stadium: City Ground Stadium Capacity: 59,867 Location: West Bridgford, Nottingham Founded: 1865 Nickname: Forest Manager: Steve Cooper Kit: Red shirts, white shorts and red socks
Nottingham Forest has not played in the Premier League for over 20 years, but the club has been successful having played in the top two tiers of English football for all but five seasons since it joined the Football League in 1888. When I was growing up, Notts Forest were a big team. Nottingham is a city located in the centre of England on the banks of the river Trent. Nottingham Forest football club is actually on the other side of the river which is technically in the town of West Bridgford. The city has a long history going back to the Norman conquest, but is probably best known for its association with the legend of Robin Hood who lived in the nearby Sherwood Forest and famously battled with the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. Nottingham Forest are widely known simply as Forest, but the fans will cheer their team on using the nicknames The Garibaldis, The Reds and even The Tricky Trees. This last nickname dates back to some of the team’s earliest matches which were played near Sherwood Forest before they moved to the City Ground stadium by the river.
What do Scots call friends?
What is the Scottish word for friend? – Charaid, or Mo Charaid for my friend, is the official answer, but colloquially the terms I have heard most seem to be chum and pal!
What do Scots call Gaelic?
Scottish Gaelic language – Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Scottish GaelicScots GaelicGàidhligPronunciation Native to,,,, Region,, and, Canada Native speakers 58,552 in Scotland.92,400 people aged three and over in Scotland had some Scottish Gaelic ability in 2001 with estimates of additional 500 –2000 in, 1,610 speakers in the in 2000, 822 in in 2001 and 669 in in 2006.
- Scottish Gaelic
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What is cigarette slang in Scotland?
Fag – a cigarette.
Why is Mull famous?
If you are looking for information about Tobermory click here Isle of Iona click here Oban click here The Isle of Mull and the neighbouring Island of Iona lie just off the west coast of Scotland, in the United Kingdom. The Isle of Mull has become well known by all who view the BBC programmes Springwatch and Coast.
- The presenter Gordon Buchanan is from Mull and still has family and a house here.
- Mull is also now very well known as the home of the CBeebies programme Balamory, based around the coloured houses of Tobermory.
- The Isle of Mull has attractions for all the family, and offers a holiday where wildlife is around every corner, visitor attractions cater for all ages, and the whole family has a chance to live a lifestyle far removed from the hectic urban pressurised existence.
For information on the White-tailed Sea Eagles on the Isle of Mull White-tailed Sea Eagles on the Isle of Mull or to go to Mull Eagle watch The Isle of Mull accommodation is generally of a good standard and plentiful, however, during the school holiday periods in July and August it is recommended to book in advance. Ferries cross to the island at three points: Oban, Lochaline and Kilchoan. Booking is required during busy summer months on the Oban ferry, however, the other two are not possible to book, and places are normally available when required. The Lochaline crossing is a cheaper option and is used regularly by locals.
- Click here to go to the more detailed travel information page.
- From Oban, on the mainland, where many visitors arrive on their way to the Isle of Mull and Iona, the seaward view is dominated by the rocky peaks and green slopes of the Mull mountains.
- According to your interests, the islands of Mull and Iona can be a wilderness awaiting discovery, a haven of peace and relaxation or simply a charming and beautiful centre for a Highland holiday away from the cares and pressures of modern life.
For general information and Travel, click here Besides the range of popular Mull and Iona websites, we have composed a range of other website for places of interest, North Uist, South Uist, Benbecula, Explore Oban,
Do they speak Gaelic on Mull?
Gaelic language – Lobsterpots at Tobermory harbour In Mull and the adjacent islands had been the traditional language since the early Middle Ages. The twentieth century in particular saw a reduction in the number of speakers, with a significant fall (20%) in Mull after the Second World War.
- This was associated with strong emigration and abandonment of the language by the younger generation.
- In the 1951 census only 10 people said they could not speak English.
- The following decades saw the beginnings of a revival.
- Was introduced in 1996 after a long dispute with the authorities.
- A Gaelic-medium unit was introduced in Salen Primary school, followed by a second unit at Bunessan Primary School, the language began to be taught in the first two years of secondary school, and Gaelic playgroups were introduced.
By 2006 it was found that, though only 10% of the working-age cohort spoke or understood Gaelic, language ability at school age was much higher. There was great local variation in the number of speakers, from around 25% in Creag an Iubhair (Craignure) to 4% in Aros.
Does paul McCartney own a farm in the Mull of Kintyre?
A massive expansion in wind farm building is set to destroy precious natural habitats in one of Scotland’s most remote and picturesque landscapes, it’s claimed. There are already nine wind farms in Kintyre, with around 150 turbines generating power and in future there could up to 14 more housing a further 200 giant turbines.
- But local campaigners have blasted the eco drive in the peninsula as akin to creating an “industrial landscape” in a rural spot rich with wildlife and potential for further ecotourism.
- Intyre is famous around the world for its links to Sir Paul McCartney, who still has a home here and wrote two hit songs inspired by the landscape.
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Rupert James, a local whose family owns part of the Skipness Estate, has slated the plans as potentially ruinous to local ecology. He told the BBC : “There’s a large number of rare species of birds, bats, pollinating insects that use this habitat, that are part of this integrated ecosystem and they may indeed be directly affected by the development.
“And if all those elements stop working properly together, then the ecosystem will suffer and the habitat will die.” It comes as proposals for the Earraghail wind farm are currently being discussed, with plans for 13 wind turbines with a maximum tip height of 180m.
- And one of the proposed developments near the Mull of Kintyre would consist of about 30 towers, visible for miles around, particularly at night, when their aviation warning lights would be switched on.
- Mr James said: “Big Silicon Valley companies driving wind farm development in Scotland because of their own consumption and high levels of demand is at odds with local interests – local environmental interests, local economic interests – so it can’t be that we’re there simply to service their demands.” McCartney owns High Park farm north of Campbeltown, on land near to the three large Beinn an Tuirc wind farms.
He bought the property with late wife Linda in the 1960s and both Mull of Kintyre and The Long and Winding Road were inspired by the area. Paul and Linda McCartney pictured on High Park Farm in 1970 (Image: Evening Standard/Getty Images) Scottish Power Renewables has signed what is known as a power purchase agreement for Beinn an Tuirc 3 with Amazon. It means that all the power generated at the 14-turbine wind farm belongs to the giant US corporation.
- The deal also means that Amazon benefits from a fixed price for the duration of its 10-year deal.
- But in response to the criticism the SNP-Green Scottish Government highlights such companies are encouraged to donate £5,000 to local communities for every megawatt of electricity generated.
- A spokesperson said: “The Scottish Government are supportive of power purchase agreements as a route to market for onshore wind developments and it is not uncommon for larger and industrial users to enter into these long-term contracts.
“We are keen that local communities can benefit in a similar way and continue to explore options and solutions for implementing such a scheme. “We will continue to work with communities and all stakeholders to explore, develop, strengthen and maximise opportunities flowing from our energy transition.” Barry Carruthers, managing director of Scottish Power Renewables, also claimed in the BBC report it was a “good neighbour” with about £2m provided for community schemes in the 20 years the company has had a presence in Kintyre.
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Did paul McCartney have a house on Mull of Kintyre?
About – Paul McCartney bought a 183-acre farm near Campbelltown, in the Kintyre peninsula in Scotland. From beatlesbible.com: In an attempt to protect his earnings from the taxman, Paul McCartney’s financial advisors suggested he invests in property. On this day his purchase of High Park Farm in Campbeltown near the Mull of Kintyre was completed.
The three-bedroom farmhouse had an asking price of £35,000, and came with 183 acres of land. It was previously owned by a local farmer, Mr Brown, and his wife, who had lived there for 19 years before moving to Campbeltown. The farm was in a largely dilapidated state. McCartney’s girlfriend Jane Asher had encouraged him to buy the property as a refuge from Beatlemania, although it wasn’t until he married Linda Eastman in 1969 that renovations began.
McCartney allowed a neighbour to graze his sheep in exchange for keeping an eye on the property. McCartney later bought the nearby Low Park Farm in an attempt to discourage sightseers from visiting the area. Paul’s then-girlfriend, the actress Jane Asher, helped him select High Park from a pile of properties for sale, and visited it with him.
Do I know anything about property? Not really. Well, I suppose I do, come to think of it. I’m just being vague. But don’t think I’m a big property tycoon. I only buy places I like. I haven’t got anything abroad. Paul McCartney – From interview with New Musical Express, June 24, 1966 Aye the noo. It’s just a wee small place, up there at the tip of Scotland, and aye plarrn tae make the occasional trip therre for a wee spell of solitude.
It’s not bad though, 200 acres and a farmhouse as well. I can’t tell you how much it was, but it was well worth the money as far as I’m concerned. Paul McCartney – From interview with New Musical Express, June 24, 1966 It’s desolate. Very desolate. It’s 200 acres in a valley and 30 miles from Ireland.
It’s in Scotland, but I mean it’s just off the coast of Ireland, it’s nice. It’s cold, very cold in winter and gets lots of snow. Anyway, I didn’t really pick Scotland, it’s just that I wanted a farm and I said to my accountant, ‘What’s happening with my money,’ and he said, ‘Well, the best thing you can do is buy a house.’ I mean, he’s thinking about the safety of the money because if you put it in other things, it sort of goes.
I told him I’d like it with a bit of land and would he look out for me. And he found this farm in Scotland, which was cheap. It’s nice and quiet. What I’m going to do is let the trees grow on it, because it’s very desolate at the moment, and build a small house on it and go there for a couple of months in the year.
- Paul McCartney – From ” The Beatles: Off The Record ” by Keith Badman, 2008 Jane also encouraged him to find a hideaway from the world, a place for just the two of them, without autograph-seeking fans or the constant ring of the telephone.
- Paul purchased High Park, an isolated but beautiful farm in the boggy moors of Scotland.
High Park was a very simple place, just an old wooden farmhouse and some barns, surrounded by miles of open fields. No outsiders, not even other Beatles, were invited up for a visit. Paul, it should be noted, was the first Beatle to show any distance or privacy from the others.
- One rare visitor to High Park was Alistair Taylor, the loyal office manager and general fixer at NEMS.
- Paul summoned Alistair to High Park so that he could pay a visit to the local pharmacy for him.
- According to Alistair, Paul had the crabs and needed a pesticide to shampoo with.
- Being Paul McCartney, the neighborhood celebrity, Paul was too embarrassed to ask the pharmacist in the small town for the pesticide himself, so he sent Alistair.
There was also a sense of urgency to this mission, lest Paul give the tiny parasites to Jane, who would most certainly realize he had been unfaithful to her. The town pharmacist was baffled by Alistair’s request. He had nothing for that purpose other than “sheep dip,” which was used to delouse cattle.
Paul presumably made do with that. Peter Brown – From ” The Love You Make “, 2002 Tell us about your adventures at High Park, Paul’s farm. No-one in the office knew that Paul had bought the farm. Then one day he came in and asked if I would go up for the weekend. I It had a clapped out old farmhouse that Paul wanted to knock down and wanted me to find a suitable spot to build a new one.
So I went up and plodded around and realised the Scots aren’t stupid because the current location was the only place to build a farmhouse. It was windy even on a calm day. I took some photos and came back and told Paul it was the only place. Paul asked what it was like and after I showed him the photos he thought it was great and said let’s go up.
So myself, Jane and Paul flew up. He said he wanted it to be spartan and asked me to organise some second hand furniture. We then built furniture ourselves, and found some potato boxes and asked me to go into town and buy some nails and things and we built a settee and some bedside cabinets. We flew Martha up, and she was as good as gold.
A car met us at the airport and we were driving along. Martha is an old English Sheep Dog, but had lived in London, never been in the country, and never seen a sheep. We turned up the lane to the farm and into a field of sheep, and Martha went spare. We had the window half open and she had her head half way out the window.
Alistair Taylor – From Alistair Taylor – The Beatles ‘Mr Fixit’ – Beatles in London, November 28, 2016 PM.com: Scotland is quite far away from Liverpool and London, where your life had mostly been based up until that point. How did you come across the farm? And what was the inspiration going there? Paul: I was always drawn to the romantic notion of the Highlands.
And John was too, he had visited relatives who had a croft in the Highlands, and he spoke romantically of it, so I had that thought in my head. But I never really intended to do much with that thought. Then when we started to earn a little bit of money, there was an accountant who said, ‘You should use the money for something – you should buy something with it’.
- Whereas we’d always thought you just stick it the bank.
- He said, ‘No, you’ve got to invest it, you got to do something’.
- So, I said OK, and he came up with this property that was for sale in Argyle near Campbeltown.
- He said it would be a great investment.
- I wasn’t sure I wanted to go up – I’d just got down to London from Liverpool, I wasn’t sure I want to go off to Scotland! Anyway, I was persuaded, and I went up there and thought it was okay, but I never thought of it as romantic until I met Linda.
She said, ‘Could we go up there?’ And then with Linda, and with raising the family there, I saw things I’d never seen before in the countryside and scenery. It became really special. Paul McCartney – From You Gave Me The Answer – Life on the Farm in Scotland | PaulMcCartney.com, November 30, 2021 From Liverpool Echo – June 17, 1966 Last updated on August 24, 2023
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|Coordinates: 55°30′N 5°35′W / 55.500°N 5.583°W|
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Kintyre ( Scottish Gaelic : Cinn Tìre, Scottish Gaelic pronunciation: ) is a peninsula in western Scotland, in the southwest of Argyll and Bute, The peninsula stretches about 30 miles (50 kilometres), from the Mull of Kintyre in the south to East and West Loch Tarbert in the north.
The region immediately north of Kintyre is known as Knapdale, Kintyre is long and narrow, at no point more than 11 miles (18 kilometres) from west coast to east coast, and is less than two miles (three kilometres) wide where it connects to Knapdale. The east side of the Kintyre Peninsula is bounded by Kilbrannan Sound, with a number of coastal peaks such as Torr Mor,
The central spine of the peninsula is mostly hilly moorland, the highest point being Beinn an Tuirc at 454 metres (1,490 feet). The coastal areas and hinterland, however, are rich and fertile. Kintyre has long been a prized area for settlers, including the early Scots who migrated from Ulster to western Scotland and the Vikings or Norsemen who conquered and settled the area just before the start of the second millennium.
The principal town of the area is Campbeltown (about 5 + 1 ⁄ 2 mi or 9 km by road from the Mull), which has been a royal burgh since the mid-18th century. The area’s economy has long relied on fishing and farming, although Campbeltown has a reputation as a producer of some of the world’s finest single malt whisky,
Campbeltown single malts include Springbank, Kintyre Pursuivant, one of the officers of arms at the Court of the Lord Lyon, is named after this peninsula.
Where is paul mccartneys farm on Mull of Kintyre?
Friday 17 June 1966 People In an attempt to protect his earnings from the taxman, Paul McCartney ‘s financial advisors suggested he invests in property. On this day his purchase of High Park Farm in Campbeltown near the Mull of Kintyre was completed. The three-bedroom farmhouse had an asking price of £35,000, and came with 183 acres of land. It’s 200 acres and a farmhouse as well. It was well worth the money as far as I’m concerned. But don’t think I’m a big property tycoon. I only buy places I like. Paul McCartney, 1966 The farm was in a largely dilapidated state. McCartney’s girlfriend Jane Asher had encouraged him to buy the property as a refuge from Beatlemania, although it wasn’t until he married Linda Eastman in 1969 that renovations began.
- Linda said, “We could do this place up!” And I’d never thought of that, I thought it just stayed how you bought it.
- I just wasn’t enterprising enough to actually think, We could clean this place up! Linda really turned me on to it.
- I quite liked it before, I liked its isolation and I liked the privacy and the end-of-the-world remoteness compared to a city.
High Park Farm was situated at the top of a hill near a small loch, and overlooked Machrihanish Bay. The Mull of Kintyre was, of course, popularised by McCartney in Wings’ best-selling 1977 single of the same name, McCartney allowed a neighbour to graze his sheep in exchange for keeping an eye on the property.