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Another proposal to rename Lewis[edit]

This project seems to have been rather quiet of late. Is anyone still around? There's another proposal to rename Lewis to "Isle of Lewis". This must be at least the fifth proposal to move this article. Shouldn't there be some guideline about repeated proposals? Please consider and comment at Talk:Lewis#Requested move 18 July 2018. --Deskford (talk) 09:07, 24 July 2018 (UTC)

This time the proposal is mainly that the place is actually called "Isle of Lewis" but also that it is clearly not the primary topic for plain "Lewis" anyway. There is a general expectation that we don't have the same proposal again and again without something new, but I have presented something new. Personally, living in England, I'd expect to find the given name under "Lewis" and the place under "Isle of Lewis" but having "Lewis" as the DAB seems like the best option. Crouch, Swale (talk) 09:55, 24 July 2018 (UTC)
Can you clarify the new aspect please? As far as I can tell, the arguments you address are all covered in previous archived discussions. Mutt Lunker (talk) 10:14, 24 July 2018 (UTC)
The new aspects are 1-the fact that the place is actually called "Isle of Lewis" (rather than that merely being natural disambiguation) and 2-I have provided page views (an advance from the other discussions) of more of the other pages which show that others get more than double (actually more like triple) the views for just "Lewis". Crouch, Swale (talk) 10:18, 24 July 2018 (UTC)
The first assertion is not new and forms part of previous discussions. Mutt Lunker (talk) 11:11, 24 July 2018 (UTC)
All the other 4 proposals where apparently just over disambiguation. But anyway the last discussion was in 2012 and closed with no consensus, which is more than enough time. Crouch, Swale (talk) 06:31, 25 July 2018 (UTC)


Is the Rouken Glen Park the Rouken Glen that is referred to in the song (Dubliners, Luke Kelly) The Dundee Weaver? If so, it should be mentioned - it is such a great song by a great band. Being a foreigner however, I do not know for sure. Janmark~nowiki (talk) 15:28, 31 July 2018 (UTC)


I've nominated the newly created article Domaduir for deletion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Domaduir as it looks to me like a hoax. Happy to be proved wrong if such a place really does exist! --Deskford (talk) 20:33, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

Merge proposals - Aberdeen / Edinburgh / Highland councils[edit]

I have found Aberdeen and Edinburgh both have Politics of and City Council articles which relate to basically the same content (in contrast, Dundee and Glasgow have single articles with redirects which seem to adequately serve the purpose). I have added merge suggestion entries here (Edinburgh) and here (Aberdeen), any input welcomed. Crowsus (talk) 03:07, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

Edit: Just found Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The City of Edinburgh Council which was created and closed yesterday (7th August). Looking at it, I assumed The City of Edinburgh Council had existed as a proper article of some size since its original creation date in 2010, but it is actually 'brand new', being only a redirect until yesterday when expended. I do not agree with the AfD proposer/closer's opinion that the articles' contents are sufficiently distinct to merit two different articles. However, depends what others think. Crowsus (talk) 03:15, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
Further edit: The same situation also exists with the Highlands, a region of 250,000 which nevertheless has a Politics of the Highland council area article and a Highland (council area) article covering much the same information (in addition to the Scottish Highlands which I'm well aware is distinct). I'm putting the merge on those too (see here). Crowsus (talk) 13:29, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

A link to a DAB page[edit]

In John Pairman, Bridge over the River Almond links to the DAB page River Almond. Both rivers look plausible. This problem was first spotted in October 2015. Can anyone help solve this puzzle? Narky Blert (talk) 20:19, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

Hogmanay traditions[edit]

So I've heard from a friend who lived in Edinburgh that on New Years' Eve it is tradition for members of the public to kiss policemen and policewomen. I've seen photos in online news reports of this happening in the streets of Edinburgh, but I couldn't put my finger on an explanation of the tradition. Does anyone know for sure if this is limited to Edinburgh or does it happen all around Scotland? Is it just police or also firefighters and EMTs and whatnot? Is this explained in writing anywhere we can cite? Thanks! -- Beland (talk) 03:42, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

File:Scots lang-en.svg[edit]

From an e-mail to OTRS ticket:2018100110006485 - the map (used on 5 pages) shows "Moravians" in the Inverness area. There appears to be no mention of Moravians in any of the articles, so is the map correct? Ronhjones  (Talk) 19:02, 1 October 2018 (UTC)

It is referring to inhabitants of Moray, in its older, wider sense. Mutt Lunker (talk) 19:27, 1 October 2018 (UTC)