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richietog

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on: November 30, 2018, 12:41:43 PM
Apart frim the Cairn Gorrn, anywhere else to visit?


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Reply #1 on: November 30, 2018, 01:48:13 PM
Glencoe is amazing
The Trossachs are nice to which includes teh ride up past Loch Lomand towards Glencoe you can do a circuit round following the coastline on the way back
For Cities Edinburgh is my favorite city after Durham

If you want to go further north the Ullapool area is outstanding!

But what would i know i am English  :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy: you need Wooster to say really


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Reply #2 on: November 30, 2018, 06:23:21 PM
Depends what you're interested in and mode of transport.

The funicular on Cairngorm is closed (structural problems), so you'd need to walk up it and it's not the time of year to be doing that without training/experience and equipment.


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Reply #3 on: December 01, 2018, 12:27:09 AM
Depends what you're interested in and mode of transport.

The funicular on Cairngorm is closed (structural problems), so you'd need to walk up it and it's not the time of year to be doing that without training/experience and equipment.

Thinking of doing the trip in either late spring or early summer, so I know Scotland is going to be a little bit more nippy compared to London. And even nippier if not near a major city


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Reply #4 on: December 01, 2018, 12:23:06 PM
Mid May can be nice and beats the rush.

Doesn't answer the first two questions though.  :azn:

btw, if you plan on visiting a few castles, buy a Historic Scotland membership as it'll work out cheaper.
...or an English Heritage membership (they reciprocate on free/half/reduced price entries)
« Last Edit: December 01, 2018, 12:29:08 PM by Wooster »


richietog

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Reply #5 on: December 01, 2018, 09:43:18 PM
Oh thanks for the tip


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Reply #6 on: January 27, 2019, 09:48:55 PM
I note the Orkneys have been voted best place in the UK to live, so I presume Wooster will be moving soon. :)


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Reply #7 on: January 28, 2019, 03:55:32 PM
Been there quite a few times, it's quite nice and easier paced.
Not one for tree lovers though.  :smiley:


richietog

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Reply #8 on: January 31, 2019, 11:07:30 PM
I guess there is no trees there  :cheesy:


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Reply #9 on: January 31, 2019, 11:33:58 PM
There's two in Kirkwall.

Apparently they cut them all down centuries ago, to roll these giant heads they made down to the waterside, where they were shipped off to somewhere in the Pacific.  :wink:


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Reply #10 on: February 20, 2019, 12:25:30 AM
What have they been up to?
BBC News - Salmon farms raided as part of EU competition probe
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-47300222


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Reply #11 on: February 20, 2019, 05:13:45 AM
Must be price fixing.


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Reply #12 on: March 02, 2019, 07:00:21 PM


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Reply #13 on: March 02, 2019, 07:48:42 PM
Cracking pics. :cool:

I one climbed up one of the ventilation shafts where it cuts through the hills south of Lock Katrine and looked down.
Scary shit.
(Evene the sluices look impressive, they like a miniature castle.)


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Reply #14 on: March 03, 2019, 11:29:29 AM
Wooster took me to Edinburgh on the back of his bike a few years ago, which is not for the faint hearted (riding pillion).
Btw, you need several days to appreciate Scotland.


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Reply #15 on: March 03, 2019, 01:35:48 PM
That was a good day...with a wee roll-up at the bottom of the castle.  :cool:
And the weather, although winter in the mountains is excellent and not necessarily deadly.  :smiley:


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Reply #16 on: April 24, 2019, 10:43:00 PM
Wee Nicky wants another vote by 2021.

Did I read it correctly (elsewhere) that there are a million English people living and working in Scotland. Seems a lot for the work available.


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Reply #17 on: April 27, 2019, 10:48:08 AM
Seems a bit too many, given we have a population of just over 5 million, about half of which are working age.  :undecided:

Latest YouGov poll shows 49% in favour of independence, with 51% against, and that's before any campaigning has started.
A familiar figure, eh?  :wink:


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Reply #18 on: June 08, 2019, 11:24:26 AM
I see Scotland is about to go to war with Ireland over Rockall, or at least the fish around it.


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Reply #19 on: June 08, 2019, 11:40:13 AM
We'll probably deploy a Navy pedalo to enforce the zone.  :azn:


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Reply #20 on: February 04, 2020, 10:21:30 AM
This is one place in Scotland I'd love to visit. Eilean Donan looking over to Skye.


And I bet Wooster's tried this little ferry.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2020, 11:19:05 AM by Splinter »


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Reply #21 on: February 05, 2020, 09:36:38 AM
I drove by Eilean Donan last week.
I was going to use that ferry last week as well, but decided on the bridge as you can wait a while if there's a queue.  :wink:


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Reply #22 on: February 11, 2020, 10:28:20 AM
My head is up my arse trying to work out a schedule for jobs in the west highlands and islands and having to rely on the ferries (winter timetable).

Already done are Loch Lochy, Glenborrodale, Sconser (Skye), Arnisdale , Barra
Tomorrow is Loch Arkaig, Glenfinnan and two sites on Loch Linnhe
Next week is Loch Tarbert on Harris and Skipport on South Uist.
And Muck has just come in.



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Reply #23 on: February 11, 2020, 10:52:42 AM
Aye, where there's muck, there's brass.


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Reply #24 on: February 11, 2020, 07:02:13 PM
 :grin:
A lot of brass.