The game of knotty is a Scottish team sport. It is a variation of the game of shinty as played in the fishing communities of Lybster, Caithness. It used to be played widely in the town, as was shinty in the rest of Caithness, but it ceased to be played around the end of the 19th century, until 1993 when it was revived by local enthusiasts.

It involves a stick (knotty), which can be almost any form of wooden implement, and a cork fishing float as ball with varying sizes of players. Local history books suggest knotty was invented by the fishing wives of Lybster – once one of the Europe's busiest herring ports – to help keep their men sober when they were ashore. However, whilst this would have been a fine side effect of the game, the sport draws from the same prevalence of stick-ball games throughout Scotland at that time, many of which became codified into shinty in other areas.

With the rundown of the industry in the late 19th century, knotty fell into abeyance until local hotelier, the late Bert Mowat, found a copy containing the few rules of the sport wedged between the pages of a Gaelic bible in a bedroom.

World Championship

The Knotty World Championship takes place in Lybster every year, Sinclair Bay Hotel of Keiss being 2006 champions. In 2006, the lack of cork floats made in the traditional style was seen as a threat to the continuation of the sport.

The championship has not been held in a few years but the local shinty side still maintain the tradition with a new year game.[1]


2007 Liverpool City Council election

Elections to Liverpool City Council were held on 3 May 2007. One third of the council was up for election and the Liberal Democrat party kept overall control of the council. Overall turnout was 27.5%

After the election, the composition of the council was

2012 Liverpool City Council election

Elections to Liverpool City Council were held on 3 May 2012, on the same day as other United Kingdom local elections, 2012, in addition to electing a mayor for the region.

Councillors who were elected in the Liverpool Council election, 2008 defended their seats in 2012 and the vote share comparisons have been worked out on this basis.

2019 Liverpool City Council election

The 2019 Liverpool City Council election took place on 2 May 2019 to elect members of Liverpool City Council in England. This was the same day as other local elections.

Due to the ‘in thirds’ system of election, one third of the council were up for election, with comparisons to previous results made with the corresponding vote at the 2015 Liverpool City Council election.


Alwington is a village and civil parish in the Torridge district of Devon, England. The parish is on the coast and includes the villages of Alwington, Fairy Cross, Ford and Knotty Corner. The parish has a total population of 381 (2001 census), increasing at the 2011 census to 400.

Arthur (season 20)

The 20th season of Arthur began broadcast on PBS in the United States on October 10, 2016, and finished on June 1, 2017. In this season, Oasis Animation took over animation from 9 Story Media Group, and reduced the number of episodes to 7 instead of the usual 10. This is the shortest season of the series, lacking the usual number of 10 episodes that has been the number of episodes in every season since season 4.

Christian Distefano is the new voice of D.W., replacing Andrew Dayton. Distefano was previously the voice of James in Seasons 18 and 19. Jacob Ursomarzo replaced William Healy as Arthur, and Samuel Faraci and Devan Cohen replaced Jacob Ewaniuk and Jake Sim as Timmy and Tommy Tibble.


Broadgreen is a suburb of Liverpool, Merseyside, England. Located on the eastern edge of the city, it is bordered by Old Swan to the north-west, Knotty Ash to the north-east, Childwall to the south and, further east, Bowring Park in the borough of Knowsley. Until 2004, it was a Liverpool City Council Ward.

Dovecot, Liverpool

Dovecot is a district of Liverpool, Merseyside, England, Other name for Dovecot include Diddcot, Diddy Town. It is situated to the east of the city, bordered by Knotty Ash, West Derby, Broadgreen and to the east, Roby. The area is part of the Knotty Ash ward of Liverpool City Council.

Foxfield Railway

The Foxfield Railway is a preserved standard gauge line located south east of Stoke-on-Trent. The line was built in 1893 to serve the colliery at Dilhorne on the Cheadle Coalfield. It joined the North Staffordshire Railway line near Blythe Bridge. It is open at weekends and operates trains on Sundays, Bank Holidays and some Saturdays from April to October and Santa Special trains in December.

Ken Dodd

Sir Kenneth Arthur Dodd (8 November 1927 – 11 March 2018) was an English comedian, singer and occasional actor. He was described as "the last great music hall entertainer", and was primarily known for his live stand-up performances.

A lifelong resident of Knotty Ash in Liverpool, Dodd's career as an entertainer started in the mid-1950s. His performances included rapid and incessant delivery of often surreal jokes, and would run for several hours, frequently past midnight. His verbal and physical comedy was supplemented by his red, white and blue "tickling stick" prop, and often introduced by his characteristic upbeat greeting of "How tickled I am!" He interspersed the comedy with songs, both serious and humorous, and with his original speciality, ventriloquism. He also had several hit singles primarily as a ballad singer in the 1960s, and occasionally appeared in dramatic roles. He performed on radio and television, and popularised the characters of the Diddy Men.

He was knighted in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to entertainment and charity. His stage career lasted for over 60 years, and he continued to perform until the end of 2017, when his health permitted; he died on 11 March 2018, aged 90.

Knotty Ash

Knotty Ash is an area of Liverpool, Merseyside, England, and a Liverpool City Council Ward. Historically within the county of Lancashire, the population at the 2001 Census was 13,200, increasing to 13,312 at the 2011 Census.

Knotty Ash (ward)

Knotty Ash is a Liverpool City Council Ward in the Liverpool West Derby Parliamentary constituency. It was formed for the 2004 Municipal elections from the former Broadgreen ward taking small parts from Childwall, Croxteth and Dovecot.

Knotty Ash railway station

Knotty Ash & Stanley railway station was located on the North Liverpool Extension Line to the north of the East Prescot Road, Knotty Ash, Liverpool, England.

The station opened in 1879 as "Old Swan & Knotty Ash". It was renamed "Knotty Ash & Stanley" in 1888, but it was always referred to locally simply as "Knotty Ash". The station nameboards read "Knotty Ash".It closed to passengers on 7 November 1960, to general goods in 1965 and completely in 1972.

The line through the station was used by freight trains until 1975, the tracks were lifted in early 1979.

By 2015 the trackbed though the station site formed part of the Trans Pennine Trail.

Knotty Green

Knotty Green was once a rural hamlet in the Buckinghamshire Chiltern Hills. It is characterised by large houses set in their own extensive grounds and though it remains within the civil parish of Penn today it has become contiguous with the market town of Beaconsfield.

Naver Athletic Camanachd Club

Naver Athletic was a shinty club based in Bettyhill, Sutherland, Scotland established in 2008. It was a select team drawing players from both Sutherland and Caithness. Naver competed in the Strathdearn and Sutherland Cups in 2008.

Old Swan

Old Swan is an inner-city area of Liverpool, Merseyside, England, bordered by Knotty Ash, Stoneycroft, Broadgreen, Fairfield and Wavertree. At the 2011 Census, the population was 16,461.

Penn, Buckinghamshire

Penn is an English village and civil parish in the Chiltern district of Buckinghamshire. It lies about 3 miles (4.8 km) north-west of Beaconsfield and 4 miles (6.4 km) east of High Wycombe. The parish, containing Penn village and the hamlets of Beacon Hill, Penn Street, Knotty Green and Forty Green, plus Winchmore Hill, covers 3,991 acres (1615 ha).

Pleurocera catenaria

Pleurocera catenaria is a species of freshwater snail with a gill and an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Pleuroceridae.

This species is endemic to southern Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia.


Tappa is a form of Indian semi-classical vocal music. Its specialty is a rolling pace based on fast, subtle and knotty construction. Its tunes are melodious and sweet, and depict the emotional outbursts of a lover. Tappe (plural) were sung mostly by songstresses, known as baigees, in royal courts.

Basket sports
Football codes
Bat-and-ball games
Stick and ball sports
Net sports
Other sports

This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.