The Angry Corrie 19: Jul-Sep 1994


BRIGHT TOO SOON...

Regular readers will be aware there exists in this world a fundamentalist sect known to us as the Branch Bothidian, which fires off letters to anyone who dares to suggest in print that Corrour, Shenavall or Backhill of Bush exist. TAC doesn't always see eye-to-eye with this, but one recent complaint from the Branch seems reasonable. Someone - no names, no rucksackdrill - has been writing about TAC and - sacrilege! - Murdo Munro on bothy walls. Please don't do this - your editor is certainly glad to hear the fanzine's praises being sung, but has enough letters to write without having to defend people he's never met. So keep TAC off the walls and out of trouble - or, better still, confine any ramblings about your ramblings to the time-honoured home of doggerel, the bothy book.


So farewell then, Clyde Books - the first shop ever to agree to stock TAC, but now forced to close by the Rachmanite antics of the allegedly socialist Glasgow City Council, who tripled their rent. A sad loss. But as one door closes, four more open: welcome Outside Now in Glasgow, LD Mountain Sports in Gazzaland, Out & About in Peebles and Climber and Rambler in Betws-Y-Coed, new outlets all.


Welcome also Nick Kempe to his new role as President of the Mountaineering Council for Scotland: he has recently taken over from Bob Reid (who was obviously finding doubling-up as railway boss too time-consuming). And Nick will surely read this, having been a TAC subscriber since the very beginning...


Overheard recently in the tearoom at Callanish at the northwest corner of Lewis, old person holidaymaker to coachdriver: "Can we go to Moffat next?" What was it the much-missed Dr McSharkie wrote in TAC7? "...bus parties of wizened fear trying to fool the Reaper with constant motion." A case in point perhaps?


As promised, TAC19 is an Art Special. Following the recent spate of science-related material, we felt it was high time to flip the coin over. Hence lie back on the chaise longue, crack open a bottle of Bollinger, and enjoy your TAC editors' bid for Renaissance Personhood...


TAC 19 Index