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Easdale - stone skimming
Posted: 25/02/2019 16:13:38
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The new BBC Scotland channel has a programme about stone skimming. There could be some views of the quarries for anyone who has not been there.

DOCUMENTARY: Sink or Skim
On: BBC Scotland HD
Date: Monday 25th February 2019 (starting in 3 hours and 22 minutes)
Time: 19:30 to 20:00 (30 minutes long)

Documentary about the future of the World Stone Skimming Championships, which is held in an old slate-mining quarry on the tiny west coast island of Easdale.
(Subtitles, Widescreen, High Definition, New Series)
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Excerpt taken from DigiGuide - the world's best TV guide available from http://www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=7346

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Posted: 01/03/2019 12:36:56
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We stayed in a Welsh town over Christmas and saw some old boy skimming stones on a lake, I couldnt believe how good he was so stopped and chatted to him, he said he was a National Champion and his name was Ron Long, "check my website" he said, "I am known as Ron Long Old tosser" well I checked it and he was indeed a National champion tosser, Nice bloke too.
http://www.ronlongoldtosser.eu

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Posted: 01/03/2019 12:58:47
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I completely forgot to record the programme so I could watch later but sure it will be repeated.

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Posted: 01/03/2019 13:54:36
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JMB wrote:

I completely forgot to record the programme so I could watch later but sure it will be repeated.


It's on iPlayer for the next 3 weeks or so.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0002wt7/sink-or-skim

It's worth going there regardless of stone skimming for the delights of the Bridge over the Atlantic, the Pub of Trousers and the ferry over to Easdale as well as the quarries.
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