"The Goat on Bengullion"

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"The Goat on Bengullion"

Postby History » Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:53 pm

Just wondering if anyone has a photo they would like to post of "The Goat" that used to be on the face of Bengullion?

As most folk will know it disappeared off the hill when there was a landslide a few years ago.

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Re: "The Goat on Bengullion"

Postby EMDEE » Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:38 pm

As far as I understood, the goat became less distinct from the mid 20th Century onwards through the natural process of change in the distribution of vegetation over the years.
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Re: "The Goat on Bengullion"

Postby History » Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:30 pm

The image was very clear up to the 1990's and only disappeared when a landslide destroyed it during the boxing day storm in 1998.

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Re: "The Goat on Bengullion"

Postby EMDEE » Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:21 pm

Does anybody have any suitable photos?
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Re: "The Goat on Bengullion"

Postby History » Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:38 am

No one has answered yet. I have ones "somewhere" with Bengullion in the background. Not sure if the image on the hill is on them though.

The best view of it as I remember was from Calton Hill or as the council have now decided to call it "The Bowler Hat" :roll: Going off topic, does anyone have any idea where "Bowler Hat" came from? ...........First time I have heard it.
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