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New Travel Itch: Scotland

 
 
Ionus
 
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Reply Fri 19 Mar, 2010 06:11 pm
I represent the MacLegal corporation and I hereby serve notice you are infringing copyright on MacFish Burgers, MacFrench Fries (MacChips in Britain, Australia, New Zealand, ah hell most countries that dont like France) and MacCoke which are available at our MacRestaurants.
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Ionus
 
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Reply Sat 20 Mar, 2010 01:13 am
@margo,
Yeah....they dont like me....if you are wrong people will later say I like so and so, he sticks up for his beliefs. But if you are right, they will grummble forever saying so and so is a smart-arsed now-it-all bastard. If you are dumb and agree with them they will love you. If you are smart and disagree with them they will hate you. All a part of being selfish and self-centred. So the best you can be is dumb and wrong. The worst you can be is smart and right. I have yet to lose a moments sleep over it. Very Happy
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fresco
 
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Reply Sat 20 Mar, 2010 03:05 am
@littlek,
If you research it, you will find that "the tartan industry" was invented by the Victorians, and that much of "clan history" involved bribery and collusion. This is not to detract from its beautiful landscapes, provided you avoid the midge season.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 20 Mar, 2010 04:45 am
@fresco,
fresco wrote:

If you research it, you will find that "the tartan industry" was invented by the Victorians, and that much of "clan history" involved bribery and collusion.


Well, but there had been 'tartans' - that only stopped (more or less) completely after 'Forty-Five' - only to be re-invented in 18th century by the English.
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littlek
 
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Reply Sat 20 Mar, 2010 10:19 am
Midges? When is that?
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 20 Mar, 2010 10:30 am
@littlek,
Quote:
Unfortunately not all the inhabitants of Scotland are welcoming - the people are great, the problem is the midges. [...]Unfortunately the peak midge season coincides exactly with the peak holiday season.

More HERE
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fresco
 
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Reply Sat 20 Mar, 2010 10:54 am
http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/outdoors/games/midgie/
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 20 Mar, 2010 10:59 am
@fresco,
cool fresco.

I liked this one...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/outdoors/games/rockface/
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McTag
 
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Reply Sat 20 Mar, 2010 01:43 pm

Och the midges, wee bizzims that they are, they are truly terrible.

They get in your hair, on your eyelids, through your clothes.

Some people are okay with them, but I'm not one of these. I come out in lumps. Why do you think I emigrated to England?

In days gone by, you were okay in a smoky pub, but no-one can smoke indoors now.
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littlek
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jul, 2010 06:52 pm
We have gnats and no-see-ums. Does bug spray help?

I just watched a Nature special on The Isle of Mull. I want it.

http://www.holidaymull.co.uk/index.php?pages=ecotourism&eco
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margo
 
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Reply Sat 17 Jul, 2010 01:09 am
I'm going to Scotland - well - just a little bit of it!

Visit friends in Largs - then head north a bit - Fort William, perhaps Skye.
McTag
 
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Reply Sat 17 Jul, 2010 03:44 am
@margo,

Largs is good.

Don't miss Nardini's ice-cream parlour.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 17 Jul, 2010 04:51 am
@margo,
As is Skye (I'me wondering how a certain 'she' is doing. 40 years ago ... Wink )
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