River Kelvin is not just for fishing #shock#

John Short (Volunteer Bailiff) posted a couple of pictures today on Twitter ..

What are they? They do not look like Cola bottles !

The last time anything like this was spotted on the river a full scale riot was taking place and some Royalty were busy being married. 

Who would have thought it – a rare breed indeed!

I have seen guidance on paddling the Kelvin and thankfully serious  paddlers only go on it when it is at a high height like it is just now.


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  1. Jim Burns · February 3, 2013

    The guy in the red canoe asked if this was the way to Glasgow as he went under the footbridge. John told him it was a one way ticket. Think I could hear a banjo playing as they headed down stream. The film Deliverance came to mind.

  2. Alistair · February 3, 2013

    “Is this the way to Scotland?”

  3. jim mcgeachy · February 3, 2013

    wrong direction for greenland

  4. Marcel · February 3, 2013

    The stream I fish is about 10 percent the width of the Kelvin
    and even there we sometimes encounter canoes.
    Only at high water though and the fallen trees sure make
    it difficult for a clean passage.

  5. Alistair · February 3, 2013

    Hey Marcel, sorry I have not got back to you about the fleece and hat! Been Mega busy.I will tell you what sizes we have after the meeting is that OK?

  6. Colin C. · February 3, 2013

    Somebody fell or jumped in at kelvinbridge this afternoon. No chance of surviving that, even with the 6 fire engine, rib, 3 ambulances, helicopter and some police thrown in for good measure. Poor guy.

  7. squigster · February 3, 2013

    Not good news Colin

  8. Colin C. · February 3, 2013

    No, not at all.

  9. Alistair · February 3, 2013

    I wonder if the recent fencing of the Erskine Bridge will have an effect on the suicide rate of other bridges in Glasgow. It used to average at around 15-20 people per year, now it would be pretty difficult to get over them thankfully.

    Bloody sad if the guy did jump, I really cannot see how someone would fall in by accident though.

  10. James McGeachy · February 3, 2013

    maybe start a bungee jumping business from the bridges

  11. Marcelk · February 3, 2013

    OK Alistair … I will need the largest size you’ve got 🙂

  12. rc47 · February 3, 2013

    I did not realise that people were commiting suicide in Scotland.Here in Germany its epidemic,and the arseholes either throw themselves in front of a train,or jump from a highrise.Very inconvenient regarding the trains ,as it usually involves a 2 hour shutdown,and the jumpers dont seem to mind where and on who they land.Hanging oneselves is also gaining popularity.They should try angling before they take this final step as there is no better way to relieve stress .

  13. Alistair · February 3, 2013

    There were 772 deaths by suicide in Scotland in 2011 (deaths from intentional self harm and events of undetermined intent). This equates to an age – standardised rate of 14.5 per 100,000 population.

    Based on three-year rolling averages there was a 17 per cent fall in suicide rates between 2000 – 02 and 2009 – 11.

    In 2011, the suicide rate for males was just under three times that for females.

    This is all linked to areas of deprivation.

  14. Charles Graves · February 3, 2013

    “….This is all linked to areas of deprivation.”

    It’s sad as hell. Our suicide rate has gone up as well here in Cleveland. Usually it’s higher in the winter months, which could be explained to the lack of not much sun. I wonder if Scotland has the same problem, long dark winter months.

  15. Alistair · February 3, 2013

    A lot of people in Scotland suffer from SAD – the kids have also been put on vitamin boosters as lack of vitamin D has caused rickets to make a come back. I certainly seem to get down in the dumps over winter and have a dayglow lamp that after I have used it for fly tying I certainly feel as if I have had a boost!