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Friday, 16/Jan/2009

Friday Islay Picture #89 - Blackrock (no M&S)

Friday Islay Picture in stencil

This week's Friday Islay picture is not the most exciting picture, but it is a topical picture. If you followed the ‘odd and quirky’ news today you will probably know what's coming. Yes, a picture of Blackrock. The one on Islay obviously, not the Blackrock in Ireland. A view similar to this is will have welcomed a recent visitor to Islay, although it wasn't a view he was expecting:

Picture of a small hamlet with a few houses along a coastal road

If you missed the story, here are two reports in The Herald and the Daily Record:

In short: A man wanting to visit the Marks & Spencer branch in Blackrock near Dublin ended up travelling to Islay to the tiny Blackrock between Bridgend and Bruichladdich. Depending on who you believe M&S either decline to comment or deny all knowledge, but the man certainly made the best of it with a visit to Laphroaig for a distillery tour.

With that I wish you a great weekend, whereever you are on this planet and whatever your plans for the weekend are!

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