Pencil to be lit for Viking anniversary

Published: 7 Sep 2012 09:476 comments

The Pencil monument could finally be illuminated to mark the 750th anniversary of the Battle of Largs - with a £30,000 pot being put aside to fund an exciting 'year of celebration'.

The Pencil monument could finally be illuminated to mark the 750th anniversary of the Battle of Largs - with a £30,000 pot being put aside to fund an exciting 'year of celebration'.

The long-mooted project was resurrected last year by Largs Community Council member Harry McEachan, and it received the backing of elected North Coast Councillor Alan Hill.

However, while North Ayrshire Council told them at the time that it was a "low priority because of the high cost of the project", it now appears it might finally see the light of day.

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  • Galas Besom
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    Sep 7, 11:22
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    Whoopie doo. Now who will see this lit up erection? People at the marina, people driving round Cumbrae to Winchers Neuk and the cottaging chavs. belter

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  • C Y Clist
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    Sep 7, 13:05
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    Who will see it?

    Everyone on a train, everyone driving on the A78 between Largs and Fairlie, and I daresay it will be seen from spots along the front like Mackerston too.

    And why on earth not? We need to start putting some civic pride back into the town and smartening the place up a bit, and this will be a start. (Cleaning the beaches every day - or at the very least once a week- as other readers have suggested is a must too.) And once the sparkies have finished at the Pencil perhaps they could work their way along the prom replacing all the coloured lightbulbs and getting them working again.

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  • Moon Howler
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    Sep 7, 21:06
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    Anyone who cares to get up off their backside and go for a walk along to The Pencil will get to see it too. Good on Harry McEachan and Alan Hill.

    And cottaging chavs? One wonders how your mind works . . .

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  • Frank Hall
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    Sep 10, 04:23
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    I must say, there are far better things we could be spending the money on. Improving the comical "cycle paths" would be a good start. Maybe get some potholes filled and paths cleaned up. You know, all the things you need to use to actually get to the thing before you become concerned over whether it's lit up or not.

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  • jblogg
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    Sep 13, 11:16
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    Any monies spent by the council in Largs is a good thing.

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  • ItsMarc
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    Sep 13, 11:31
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    Surely this could be done with solar power making it a relatively easy job?

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