Latest Tarbert Stories

2009-03-16 18:09:57

Officials in a Scottish village of about 600 people say hometown businesses are suffering due to slights from satellite navigation systems and Google Maps. Tarbert officials said motorists driving to and from a nearby ferry terminal to Islay are being directed by their global positioning systems to take a back road that bypasses the village, The Scotsman reported Monday. This is a concern for traders, but it's also a concern for people living on that Glenralloch back road; it is a single...

2008-08-19 06:00:37

A pensioner was seriously ill last night after falling into the sea as he fished. The man, 79, is thought to have waded into the water to fix a problem with his fishing gear near Tarbert, Harris. (c) 2008 Daily Record; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-14 06:00:42

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Spanish utility firm Endesa (MCE:ELE) (Madrid) completed an agreement on July 31 to purchase four plants and two sites in the Republic of Ireland. The $671.54 million deal included the sale of two main operating plants in Great Island of County Wexford and Tarbert of County Kerry, as well as two peaking plants in Rhode of County Offaly and Tawnaghmore of County Mayo, for a total of 1,068 megawatts (MW) of capacity. Given that...

2008-07-23 06:00:32

By DAVID LEE 1 BARRA AIRPORT http://www.hial.co.uk/ Terrific fun to see the planes land and take off on a beach, which - just hours later - is covered in water. The future of the Twin Otter service may not be 100 per cent secure but for now, this is a fabulous and unique piece of aviation lore. Have a bacon butty and a coffee in the friendly cafe-cum-waiting-room. We saw Nicola Sturgeon in there waiting to fly back after going to the islands to celebrate 60 years of the NHS. All flight...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'