Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Plans for Strathspey Hotel Misread

http://www.strathspey-herald.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/2856/Traffic_lights_leave_locals_scratching_their_heads.html

Strathspey & Badenoch Herald [UK]
14 May 2008

Traffic lights leave locals scratching their heads

THE people of Grantown are to be found these days huddling in corners talking in whispers from the corners of their mouths.

The talk of the town lavvies is about the new and less than impressive traffic lights in The Square.

Rumours are rife that the current curious situation came about because the original measurements were taken from the wrong point and thus we have the strange protruding pavements of the current model.

This harks back to another rumour which suggests that Aviemore's tower block Strathspey Hotel was only passed through planning 40 years ago because the committee were looking at the plans the wrong way round and thought it was a long, low building. [...]