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andy arthur @cocteautriplets By the Lochend ducks

Keeper of the Magnificent Octopus - sometime illustrator, attempter of DIY and bicycle enthusiast. Bide in Edinburgh and yes, I've had my tea.

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Spotted a taxi today with the registration "SO60 OMY" #truestory
11/8
2014
@cocteautriplets Abellio's Hitachi AT200 fleet = 24x4 coach, 46x3 coach, but 8-coach trains won't run till Dec 2018 http://t.co/zJkGwHzTlg
Retweeted by andy arthurTo the driver, reg. H1 UNG. No, you probably aren't but yes, you probably should beVia @BritishRailTV: ‘From Steam to Diesel’, Portobello Library, Edinburgh: http://t.co/X1Iz4blRSA til 7Nov cc @EdinburghTom @cocteautriplets
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11/6
2014
I wouldn't look away if an effigy of Cameron, riding the Queen, wearing a UKIP rosette was burned. Might even toast a marshmallow on it@steinsky @KarlOnSea they handily placed them at foot of steps in Waverley, blocking ability to use the bike wheel ramp...@moridura other morning there were EIGHT different Murphy stories on BBC Scotland news page #murphymania@CityCycling @SpokesLothian @CyclingEdin @north_team @AndrewDBurns @east_team they're probably done too. Just didn't ride them to confirm@MrMalky a particulary Gordon Broon shade of Broon?@reizkultur @scotrail @SpokesLothian a friend complained about those awful cl.158 bike cupboards. Got a denial they exist in response@MrMalky polishes shite, shiter than shiteman on triathlon bike with track-cycling helmet. Strange choice of commuting attire #seenoutthewindow@MrMalky if I wasn't off to work soon, I'd mock up a can of Brasso into "Turd Polish"@AlastairDalton @NetworkRailEGIP how many of the new trains will be longer? Majority of new carriages ordered still 3 car
11/5
2014
@BoabyLuv16 crash made the BBC http://t.co/5af42RlUEj@magnatom pink?
11/4
2014
many blues and twos urgently barrelling down London Road in the direction of Piershill tonight. Road suspiciously quiet in other direction
11/3
2014
Happy Halowean! http://t.co/qLYqWJv2OnOne for the big machinery/transformer fans, stopped on my way in this morning to have a nosey at this. http://t.co/a9BCIakV5k
Retweeted by andy arthur@Davidofficer haud yer wheest and have some pumpkin spiced latte@GillBrodie @threefromleith first it was pumpkins instead of turnips. Now it's pumpkin spiced lattes. When will the madness end!?There were "only" 8 articles about Jim Murphy linked from front page of @bbcnewsscotland this morning #murphymania
10/31
2014
@GerryHassan TIE (Edinburgh Trams)?@ricjl @CityCycling pictures of the oil works / refineries e.g. Pumpherston, Bathgate, Oakbank would illustrate the industrial apocalypseJim Murphy to be the UKIP of the #scotlab leadership election? Unlimited, fawning coverage by a BBC that won't question past indiscretions?Disabled people in some parts of Scotland pay more for social care than others #axecaretax Sign the petition http://t.co/a4eC2V39jt pls
Retweeted by andy arthurSCOTTISH PARLIAMENT: End non-residential social care charges for older and disabled people. http://t.co/uo7MVvzfuc via @UKChange
Retweeted by andy arthur@MisssyM @cocteautriplets There will be no milk of human kindness as a large number of the guests are intolerant #labgalamenu
Retweeted by andy arthur#labgalamenu Eton Mess
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10/30
2014
@ricjl @CityCycling reading about 1950 Knockshinnoch disaster the other day,116 men managed to tunnel into abandoned mine and were rescuedFife remembers loss of 35 miners in the Valleyfield pit disaster, 75 years ago http://t.co/wzqpjAcG8i http://t.co/c7fZYWwIrW
Retweeted by andy arthur"You don't have to be an expenses-fiddling, Blairite warmongerer to work here. But it helps"@vonny_bravo Ortlieb for durability, weather-proofness and flexibility of use. Carradice "Super C" a bit more retro lookingRide a #brompton? You are invited to join the Bromptonites for a ride around Edinburgh this Saturday http://t.co/fYawmfTF8u @BromptonBicycle
Retweeted by andy arthur@scotgp @TheGreenParty organised non-payment of license would be legitimate, BBC dictating which political arguments we're allowed to hear.
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10/29
2014
@CityCycling @CyclingEdin @SRDorman @ontwoplanks much higher engine and braking power of modern buses also contributes to road wear@CityCycling @CyclingEdin @SRDorman @ontwoplanks at a guess - bigger buses, bigger engines, more complex chassis arrangementsDelighted that @nigelbagshaw 's motion on tackling illegal parking has been approved by #edincouncil Transport & Envt Ctte
Retweeted by andy arthur@SRDorman @ontwoplanks @CyclingEdin issue was transition from old high-floor (~10 t) to low-floor (~19 t) double deckers
10/28
2014
@rodti it would have been nice if they'd modelled them on anything other than a drinking strawhttps://t.co/jGdg5vkiTM worship ye at the church of traction past (or, an old tram pole in Dryden Street, Leith) http://t.co/EcVoBYICty@magnatom @KeithBrownMSP new aspiration that at least 50% of cycling journeys to be taken by bike by 2040@nigelbagshaw do you need any more? Sure I have plentyClever feature on @edinburghtrams mobile site locks screen zoom/pan so can't read content placed on right #facepalm http://t.co/qmBIQXcZU4
10/27
2014
@EdinburghTom arboreal biodiversicide@GillBrodie @SRDorman delicious. But that's very bacony-looking gin!@ibikebrighton @markbikeslondon @sustrans https://t.co/4jf1Uxicm5 this one gives that a run for its money, particularly due to archBanks are reporting a run on the tuppence in Scotland as former @scottishlabour leaders and heidyins wade into the Leadership debate
10/26
2014
@threefromleith had to scroll through a lot of tweets to hit some sanity on this subject!If there was an armed man on the Cockburn St / Grassmarket rooftops, I very much doubt police would let folk stand around below watching
Retweeted by andy arthurYou have to wonder what brought on Johann's sudden epiphany of realisation that Scottish Labour is just a wee branch of UK LabourGovernment to tackle "substantial cost of motoring" with a 1-off, £15 fee reduction that won't apply to any licensed motorist. Genius.Exclusive: Former Edinburgh trams figure expected to run Caledonian Sleeper @TheScotsman http://t.co/pP2CGv3s25
Retweeted by andy arthur@AlastairDalton @TheScotsman TIE and WCML Franchise involvement? That's quite a pedigree. Not an omen for the new Sleeper, I hope
10/25
2014
@IronPugsley I was on the bus too. It's not like my ride would have lost any contact argument!So many drivers on Piccardy Place and London Road roundabouts who think the system gives way to the left. What. The. #chumps
10/23
2014
pain in left ear when moving jaw. Beloved cheerfully diagnosed me with lockjaw...@AlastairDalton @FirstinGlasgow a year behind first "actual" electric buses? http://t.co/RQqLlwFe8A What next, hypothetical electric buses?Dear cyclepath cyclists. You aren't in a 24hr mountain bike race, so kindly ditch the dazzling 10,000 lumen floodlights from your helmets
10/22
2014
@fountainbridge @SRDorman @southwest_team agree, it also makes seeing pedestrians difficult for cars/cyclists coming down hillIt's still difficult to cross Yeaman Place due to the bins. Can bins be moved to correct spot @southwest_team ? http://t.co/PrwmBoKkQ7
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10/21
2014
#ScottishHorrorRemakes Night of the Living Ned#ScottishHorrorRemakes Blairatholl Witch Project#ScottishHorrorRemakes Nightmare on Elm Rowhttp://t.co/ITFnaHtd6r were you the cyclist who left a pannier outside S. Luca in Musselburgh this afternoon? If that was you, it's safe@velovolupte a can of beefy malt it is!@branaby or less water I'm told!@uisgeanach it's just kit brewing. I've been told to just cut down the water to imcrease the percentage#ScottishHorrorRemakes ~ "Johann of the Dead"
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10/19
2014
@WeAreNational @YouGov doesn't need a poll to demonstrate that. 97% of them supported #indyref no vote. Only 55% of folks were convincedAccording to the most recent poll, Labour are on course to lose 35 seats in Scotland in 2015 http://t.co/rBsyJvzltl http://t.co/pjgXi47UAs
Retweeted by andy arthurAny tips on getting my home brew above ~3.5% abv? have yet to make a barrel which makes a dent in my sobrietymiliband selfie FFS! http://t.co/YRsw5cwXkg
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10/18
2014
@Utilitarium think you were after this route? http://t.co/sUY31nicMr @soorplooms
10/17
2014
@uisgeanach no, just on to Flickr and hereWhat is the reason for excluding the Greens from the four-party TV debate? They got more votes than the Lib Dems in the European elections.
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10/13
2014
Interesting design of the new Scotrail electric trains. The 1980s West German phone box on the front is a great idea http://t.co/QATkuirf03Now that UKIP have as much Westminster representation as the Greens, I assume their BBC airtime will be scaled back accordingly?@brianjaffa @andywightman doesn't #Caltongate have some daft new name now. Neu Waverley, the Waverley Quarter, Waverley-upon-Calton, etc.?Fool your neighbour into thinking you're the BBC by giving a fringe political party non-stop favourable coverage until people vote for them.
Retweeted by andy arthurCongratulations to the BBC on the election of their first ever MP, in the Clacton by-election
10/10
2014
oh the irony #soldoutlongago http://t.co/kjr7wO2pGs
10/1
2014
@lattegirl10 I'm going with lots of 10 year old Jura. For internal use only.@instography dangerous insect trapsCrashed into a wasp on the way home. It got wedged between helmet strap and my face and got in multiple stings before flying off #ouch
9/30
2014
@uisgeanach here's the route map http://t.co/Qv1v3HsTeaDusk at Am Buachaille, Sutherland #Scotland #landscape http://t.co/8iX8YKdTb5
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9/29
2014
In tonight's "what if" image, what the 1980s Edinburgh Metro might have looked like @elfahy @EdinburghTom http://t.co/rlRRU8D5bV
9/28
2014
@elfahy @EdinburghTom change here for ASDA and Esk Valley College@EdinburghTom @elfahy at the very least they'd be half way down Leith Walk@EdinburghTom @elfahy I have my "sources"... It was a genuine proposal by the old Lothian Region
9/27
2014
@GerryHassan that would be law dropout @DavidCoburnUKip last seen prancing around Inverness in a kilt and tweeting from a "Kaylie" [sic]?@elfahy @EdinburghTom I refer thee to this intriguing scheme from the 1980s http://t.co/Qv1v3HsTeaScottish Labour and Liberal Democrats back to the important matters in hand of voting in favour of foreign wars. #plusçachange
9/26
2014
@elfahy I wonder what the stations might have looked like on the Lothian Region "Edinburgh Metro" had it ever seen light of day@moridura 1979, 1997, 2011 now 2014. Each seen unionism support slip away and self-determination support increase. A will still settling?
9/25
2014
@moridura likewise, how can a referendum that returned a record support for independence be taken as such
9/24
2014
@BlankAlwaysWins @Erindill Johnny Lamont promised the referendum would get rid of the "virus of nationalism". Quite the opposite it seems@cashley_ade @A2Mac 2,381 in December last year for Scottish LD (declared to electoral commission)@ZenBike_UK @smsm1 tick marks are just based on a number declared for that year, I've used latest numbers for 2014
9/23
2014

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