The Angry Corrie 23: May-Jul 1995
Attention all baggers - New from TACit Press!
The first two booklets in a series of TACit Tables, The Grahams and the New Donalds and The Murdos, are now available from the usual address for £1.95 each inc p&p (or £3.70 inc p&p the pair).
The Grahams and the New Donalds provides much needed listings of two categories of Scottish hill. Grahams are hills between 2000 and 2499 feet in height: a total of 224 summits including Tinto, Ben Venue, The Pap of Glencoe, Stac Pollaidh and Suilven. Details provided include height in both metres and feet (updated from the latest Ordnance Survey data), precise grid reference, and relative height - ie the drop before the next Graham or similar hill.
Parallel details are provided for the New Donalds - a complete revamp of Scottish Lowland hills over 2000 feet. Percy Donald's archaic and confusing criteria are replaced by a simple 30-metre-drop rule. This leads to a total of 118 summits, stretching from the Scotland-England border to the Highland Boundary Fault - with the recently discovered Glen Artney Donalds (see TAC19, pp6-8) listed here for the first time.
Both listings - compiled by TAC's own Alan Dawson - include separate "top twenties" of the highest hills, both in absolute and relative terms, as well as details of those hills which miss out by only a small margin.
The Murdos tackles a thorny old chestnut: the fact that the original listing of Munro's Tables didn't have any definite, objective criteria for what constitutes a 3000ft hill, whilst all subsequent revisions have been likewise based on subjective judgement. Named after TAC's arch-bagger anti-hero, Murdo Munro, The Murdos for the first time details all 444 Scottish 3000ft tops with a drop of at least 30m on all sides. This leads to some surprising deletions and additions, both to Sir Shug's original list and to the Brown/Donaldson/Bearhop revisions. As with The Grahams..., all height/name/gridref data is bang up to date - unlike other current Munros-related publications, which use obsolete or plain inaccurate information.
The Grahams and the New Donalds: 20pp, £1.70 (£1.95 inc p&p)
The Murdos: 20pp, £1.70 (£1.95 inc p&p)
Also available, as ever (from House 48, 170 Sandiefield Road, Glasgow G5 0DL):
Walking the Watershed by Dave Hewitt, 240pp, £7.99 (£9 inc p&p)
Munro's Fables by Grant Hutchison and Chris Tyler, 104pp, £5.99 (£6.50 inc p&p)
TAC "Killer Sheep" T-shirt, size M, L, XL, £11 inc p&p
Six-issue subscription to The Angry Corrie, £6
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