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Discussion in 'FanForce Community' started by JED1, Mar 10, 2006.

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  1. JED1

    JED1 Jedi Master star 4

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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

    Twinnie Jedi Grand Master star 5

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

    JED1 Jedi Master star 4

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

    Jedi Girl of Corellia Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    JED1 Jedi Master star 4

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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

    Jedi Girl of Corellia Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    JED1 Jedi Master star 4

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    Good luck with your research!
     
  8. Cobranaconda

    Cobranaconda Jedi Master star 7

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    *being silly*

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

    JED1 Jedi Master star 4

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

    Cobranaconda Jedi Master star 7

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

    TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    JED1 Jedi Master star 4

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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
     
  13. Jedi Girl of Corellia

    Jedi Girl of Corellia Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    What about Rob Roy?
     
  14. JED1

    JED1 Jedi Master star 4

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    The real one or the Liam Neeson version? :p

    Ok Rob Roy as well!
     
  15. TheBoogieMan

    TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    JED1 Jedi Master star 4

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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

    Jedi Girl of Corellia Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    Cobranaconda Jedi Master star 7

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    Stonehaven is the best place there :p
     
  19. JED1

    JED1 Jedi Master star 4

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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

    Cobranaconda Jedi Master star 7

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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

    JED1 Jedi Master star 4

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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

    Cobranaconda Jedi Master star 7

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

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

    Cobranaconda Jedi Master star 7

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

    JED1 Jedi Master star 4

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    Certainly not as many as Australia! [face_worried]
     
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