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Post by Gordy88 on Sun 17 May - 17:23:03

One down side at the Scottish Champs was the Kidnapping of a couple of hundred people,

None of the Northen Ireland bands coaches were allowed to leave the park, and all were detained by police and RSPBA officials against their will.

Police said it was RSPBA, RSPBA said it was a Police instruction.

Nevertheless, people were illegally detained against their will, as has been done in the last few years as well.

The NI branch are being contacted this week, as are several solicitors, and it would appear that compensation claims may be submitted

The going rate for illegal detention by Police a few years ago was 400 for the first hour, and 200 per hour or part therof thereafter

We were held almost three hours, Thats 800 per head, approximately 300 people,

Does anyone know if the RSPBA can afford 240,000 plus legal costs?
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Post by scots wa hae on Sun 17 May - 17:28:45

WTF?????

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Post by scots wa hae on Sun 17 May - 17:34:23

Gordy88 wrote:One down side at the Scottish Champs was the Kidnapping of a couple of hundred people,

None of the Northen Ireland bands coaches were allowed to leave the park, and all were detained by police and RSPBA officials against their will.

Police said it was RSPBA, RSPBA said it was a Police instruction.

Nevertheless, people were illegally detained against their will, as has been done in the last few years as well.

The NI branch are being contacted this week, as are several solicitors, and it would appear that compensation claims may be submitted

The going rate for illegal detention by Police a few years ago was 400 for the first hour, and 200 per hour or part therof thereafter

We were held almost three hours, Thats 800 per head, approximately 300 people,

Does anyone know if the RSPBA can afford 240,000 plus legal costs?

Hey I dont know if they can afford that amount but I think were going to find out!! It wouldnt be to do with th Irish running home with a good haul of trophies would it!! Only kidding that is a huge slap in the dish. I wonder if this goes hand in hand with the police bands with drawing from Banbridge and the chief of Police?? Mmmmm I smells a rat.

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Post by Redneck on Sun 17 May - 18:06:32

Wish da fook ad been there, that wuda been the worlds fare sorted. big grin
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Post by Gordy88 on Sun 17 May - 18:41:01

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No Mate, Nothing to do with trophies, We go home with them all at most majors laughing

Its happened for the last three years that I know about,

Its more to do with people being treated as cattle, by others who have no lawful authority to do so.

My own assumption is that, the Police do not want busses stopping for carryouts and arriving at stranraet etc pissed.

Hold them back and make the bus driver race for the ferry.

In the almost 20 years I spent as a peeler, i personally would have rather dealt with a couple of drunks, than a coach crash with 50 or more people involved,

Perhaps the hierarchy of SP disagree, but then, they've hardly shown massive amounts of wit in the recent past

This is fine, if you have lawful authority to do so, if you don't have lawful authority, you pay compo, and lots of it.

3 years at 240k plus costs, call it an even million.

How many years would that run SPPB for,

Answers on a postcard to PM Don Bradford please

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Post by Heilan Mary on Sun 17 May - 19:27:38

Aw dear. What was the reason for holding the buses up? Was it just the NI Buses or was it Scottish Buses as well?
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.. Re: Kidnapping at Scottish Championships

Post by Piping Connections on Sun 17 May - 19:32:30

when you say 3 hrs - do you mean you didnt leave untill 9 pm???

I know newtongrange wanted to leave at 4pm after failing to qualify but were not allowed to leave untill 6 pm !!!!!!
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Post by Redneck on Sun 17 May - 20:05:11

Gordy88 wrote:SWH,

No Mate, Nothing to do with trophies, We go home with them all at most majors laughing

Yiz do?...............please refresh my memory please, can't recall yiz getting inda the top 6 in a major. Suspect Suspect Suspect

All Ireland 'n Ulster's maybe. ( there again there's only 3-4 bands in gade 1 here Twisted Evil )

See A.Wright had yiz last in piping?......WTF m8?, wasn't that bad eh?, I know a take the piss, but the 'Coan ain't that poor ( even in my books )
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Post by Robbie.Crow on Sun 17 May - 22:36:28

Piping Connections wrote:when you say 3 hrs - do you mean you didnt leave untill 9 pm???

I know newtongrange wanted to leave at 4pm after failing to qualify but were not allowed to leave untill 6 pm !!!!!!
surely thats got something to do with the rule about staying for march past thought?
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Post by Piping Connections on Sun 17 May - 22:46:30

Robbie.Crow wrote:
Piping Connections wrote:when you say 3 hrs - do you mean you didnt leave untill 9 pm???

I know newtongrange wanted to leave at 4pm after failing to qualify but were not allowed to leave untill 6 pm !!!!!!
surely thats got something to do with the rule about staying for march past thought?

They have a bus park because the locals would complain about buses parking in the street - if they stop buses leaving when they want (within reason) then surely bands will decide to find other parking arangements allowing them to leave when they want !!!!!!!
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.. Re: Kidnapping at Scottish Championships

Post by Gordy88 on Mon 18 May - 10:38:05

Redneck wrote:
Gordy88 wrote:SWH,

No Mate, Nothing to do with trophies, We go home with them all at most majors laughing

Yiz do?...............please refresh my memory please, can't recall yiz getting inda the top 6 in a major. Suspect Suspect Suspect

All Ireland 'n Ulster's maybe. ( there again there's only 3-4 bands in gade 1 here Twisted Evil )

See A.Wright had yiz last in piping?......WTF m8?, wasn't that bad eh?, I know a take the piss, but the 'Coan ain't that poor ( even in my books )

Calm yersel'

Thats a collective 'we' as in NI bands

As for A Wright, no, we weren't that bad, but I didnt hear anyone else in the ring. He had us last somewhere last year too.

Funny that.

What is of concern is being high in the drumming, but yet being low in ensemble, that doent really add up for me.

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Post by Gordy88 on Mon 18 May - 10:42:31

Piping Connections wrote:when you say 3 hrs - do you mean you didnt leave untill 9 pm???

I know newtongrange wanted to leave at 4pm after failing to qualify but were not allowed to leave untill 6 pm !!!!!!

Almost 8 before we got away, wanted to leave after 5.

Its not the time, its who has the authority to hold you there,

As regards parking, same answer, I can understand the resident issues, but the locals are happey enough to put in stalls, burger vans etc, and make money, so they have to take the up with the down. If they don't like it, they can always ask their elected representatives not to hold it,

That is, if they can get away from their expenses claim forms long enough.

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Post by Dai Robb on Mon 18 May - 12:55:17

I think I would rather help the economy by allowing the coaches to leave, and then stopping to pick up their carry out. And making sure when they get to Stranraer, they are loaded on the ferry toot sweet, once the ferry is away from the dock, your worries are over.
I would rather that than having to try and keep a coach full of thirsty Irishmen, calm in a Car Park? when they are desperate to catch a ferry.
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Post by kelv on Wed 20 May - 23:21:30

Piping Connections wrote:when you say 3 hrs - do you mean you didnt leave untill 9 pm???

I know newtongrange wanted to leave at 4pm after failing to qualify but were not allowed to leave untill 6 pm !!!!!!

it was closer to half 7, 8 mate it was a complete joke. then everyone gets to leave at once and it takes even longer.

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Post by Robbie.Crow on Wed 20 May - 23:27:26

Whereas we were in the curry house by half 8.............

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