Ask me anything about - Scotland!

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  1. JED1 Jedi Master

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    Following on from Dan, The Boogieman's idea for Australia and being proud of my country, Ask me anything about Scotland! Go on, I know you want to ;)
  2. Twinnie Force Ghost

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    Who chose Nessie's name, and why?
  3. JED1 Jedi Master

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    Nessie lives in Loch "Ness" hence the name Nessie!
  4. Jedi Girl of Corellia Manager Emeritus

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    Let's say I plan on visiting next year... where's the best place to stay in Edinburgh?
  5. JED1 Jedi Master

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    Glasgow! Simple as that, a much better city to stay in with a lot more going on but near Edinburgh so that you can visit! If you insist on Edinburgh though there are numerous hotels, guest houses and the usual youth hostel!

    Everything you need here!

    http://www.visitscotland.com/
  6. Jedi Girl of Corellia Manager Emeritus

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    Yes, Edinburgh as I would be doing genealogical research and most are from there. Although at some point Aberdeen and Glasgow would be on my list...
  7. JED1 Jedi Master

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    Good luck with your research!
  8. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    *being silly*

    What's the pub in Catterline called? I forgot :p
  9. JED1 Jedi Master

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    The only one I've ever been in was the Glenlorna :)
  10. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    Meh, wrong Catterline, obviously. It's called The Creel :p
  11. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    Awesome! I was hoping someone else would take up this thread idea . . .


    Who is the most famous Scottish person?
  12. JED1 Jedi Master

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    I assume you mean apart from me Dan :p

    I would have to say William Wallace although I would say a lot of Scots are famous for many reasons and many inventions that have gone round the world. We are the People!!!

    http://www.rampantscotland.com/famous/famous.htm
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  14. JED1 Jedi Master

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    The real one or the Liam Neeson version? :p

    Ok Rob Roy as well!
  15. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    No Sean Connery! No Billy Connoly?!
  16. JED1 Jedi Master

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    Okay, okay, them too! 8-}

    Obviously it goes to show that the Scots are brilliant and have been throughout time, exploring, inventing, entertaining etc, etc! and a definitive list would be far too long! :p
  17. Jedi Girl of Corellia Manager Emeritus

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    Ah... half of my genetic code comes from there, probably the reason I'm so brilliant o_O ... the crazy genes come from Scotland too. 8-} ;)

    I really need to visit sometime...
  18. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    Stonehaven is the best place there :p
  19. JED1 Jedi Master

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    Mmmm, I'm not so sure about that Cobra! :p

    Glasgow is the best no question about it!!! :D

  20. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    Meh.

    Stonehaven: Nice, tranquil (For the most part), has a beach, isn't plagued with pollution, the accent is understandable.
    Glasgow: Loud, abrupt, abrasive, corrosive atomosphere, polluted, no beach, accent is amusing but you need to work at it. Although Irn Bru... :p
  21. JED1 Jedi Master

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    Glasgow is a blend of internationally acclaimed museums and galleries, stunning architecture, vibrant nightlife, fabulous shopping and superlative wining and dining which makes the city irresistable. Accents, I guess it depends on which part of Glasgow you are from but mine is very soft and easily understood by people from many nations.

    Time magazine recently said of Glasgow, "Brimming with style and culture, Scotland?s biggest city is a revelation." says it all doesn't it! :p
  22. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    Well, only Glasgow would make the National Theatre in the middle of a block of flats :p
  23. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    How many medals will Scotland win in the Commonwealth Games?
  24. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    Steve'll get one. Other than that, I have no idea :p
  25. JED1 Jedi Master

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    Certainly not as many as Australia! [face_worried]
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