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RETRO Roamer

More items from Roamer columns of 30 years ago

■ I note the spelling above the stanchion outside Nevisport – whereon rests the gondola – has been corrected. For a couple of weeks the noticeboard attached to it extolled the virtues of the 'gondala'! Years ago a couple of Scotland’s favourite trysting places were ‘Under the clock at Binn’s/Queen Street Station’. Is it now ‘Under the gondola at Nevisport’?

A couple from Renfrewshire proved that, with the advent of Aonoch Mor, getting engaged in a gondola in Venice is a bit passe. Glen produced the ring and proposed at tower 11 on the cable car line. Caroline was admiring the scenery and, when she turned round to look at Glen, there he was on bended knee. All say ‘Aaaaah’!

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