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ibrunton23
1379401.  Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:48 am Reply with quote

The fact states - "All Olympic curling stones come from one uninhabited island 10 miles from Glasgow"

However, the island in question is Ailsa Craig, which is 10 miles off the Ayrshire coast and about 53 miles from Glasgow

 
Brock
1379424.  Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:40 am Reply with quote

This has been pointed out previously: post 1308286

Are there any islands 10 miles from Glasgow?

 
dr.bob
1379496.  Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:36 am Reply with quote

There seems to be a small island in the Balgray reservoir, which Google Maps tells me is only 9 miles from the centre of Glasgow.

If you were to start measuring from the outskirts of Glasgow, I dare say you might be able to find a few more :)

 
Brock
1379501.  Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:27 am Reply with quote

dr.bob wrote:

If you were to start measuring from the outskirts of Glasgow, I dare say you might be able to find a few more :)


I'm not sure. The only one I can see that might possibly qualify is Inchmurrin in Loch Lomond... but maybe there are tiny ones in the Firth of Clyde that don't show up on my map!

 
dr.bob
1379588.  Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:56 am Reply with quote

If you're willing to accept Dalmuir as on the edge of Glasgow, then Inchmurrin is only about 11.5 miles by road. I dare say it's significantly closer as the Glaswegian crow flies.

Also a quick shufty on Google maps shows me there are islands in both Strathclyde Loch and Cochno Loch.

 

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