Scotland's Pub

Discussion in 'Scotland' started by PadawanSDM, Jul 23, 2002.

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  1. Callie_Skye Jedi Knight

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    Hey Crix =) Hope you like it over here! I came over for uni too. (I looked at Stirling but decided on Glasgow) I finished first year, withdrew, became a resident, now they're paying my tutition and I'm back again! sometimes it feels like I'm never gonna get finished with Uni!

    Stirling's lovely, but to get some real student feel you'll definitely need to come into Glasgow sometime, check out the student unions and clubs here. I also hear Edinburgh's a great place to go out, but I haven't really tried. =)

    Only thing I've really done in Stirling is the tourist thing. I think I've actually been through that one castle at least 5 times!! It's beautiful there, you're going to love it. Are you starting in the fall?
  2. solojones Chosen One

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    I personally had no qualms about haggis and have heard from everyone that it's great. I'm trying to convince my parents, though, you know. And I just want to make sure I go to a place that has some good haggis so I don't get an unfairly poor assessment of it.

    And I am definitely having an Irn Bru as soon as I arrive.

    My trip is in early June. Actually, I'm going to be there the weekend of the Edinburgh Marathon, which might cause some difficulties... I think that's the day we're out in the countryside, though.

    -sj loves kevin spacey
  3. Crix-Madine Force Ghost

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    Aug 7, 2000
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    Thanks for the welcome Callie! Yes, I will be starting in the fall and I plan on doing plenty of traveling around the country (and Europe in general when I can!).

    I will be in Stirling a lot but I will also be spending time in Glasgow, especially if my beloved Red Sox are in the playoffs. I've been told some bars in town have Major League Baseball playoffs and up to the World Series on the tele and I have to follow my team somehow! I also would like to check out the Celtics and Rangers sometime and see what it's like.

    Speaking of which, can anyone tell me what the major team in Stirling is? For Scottish Primere league I believe...
  4. solojones Chosen One

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    The Red Sox? Don't you have to wait another 86 years or something? ;)

    I saw online this bit from some English TV show with Ewan McGregor playing bagpipes and talking about how good haggis is. Highly amusing. I didn't know he could play the bagpipes. Er, at least, attempt to.


    -sj loves kevin spacey
  5. Shara Jedi Master

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    Dec 4, 2000
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    Hey all, sorry long time since my last visit. I'm sure you've missed me terribly. Mmmm feel the sarcasm there.

    My impression on food is that I'll try anything once. And although I didn't have haggis during my time across the pond, there are some very good yet heart-attack inducing food over there.
  6. MrDankDonk Force Ghost

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    Mar 28, 2001
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    in the midst of several weeks of clean-living and money-saving ......

    // munches apples

    // has no hangover

    // is bored fudgeless
  7. Shara Jedi Master

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    Dec 4, 2000
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    Well apparently something has frozen over....and it isn't any body of water remotely in this hemisphere.

    good for you, Gordy. Despite my own attempts, even I can't pull that off and I'm supposed to be in training for a 100-mile bike ride.

  8. Crix-Madine Force Ghost

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    I'm working on my studying for moving over there...what are the best beers in Scotland? Or everyones favorite for that matter.

    And what's a Scottish beer I should be able to find in Boston?
  9. Shara Jedi Master

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    The best beer I had while in Scotland (and I hear you can't get much out of Scotland) is McEwan's 80 Shilling.

    Mmmmmm beer..... *sighs*
  10. darththunderbird Jedi Master

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  11. solojones Chosen One

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    Well the Scots completely owned RotS, I'll give you that much without question.

    Also, my grandma and I finally found our geneology link from the first McClelland in America back to the guy who came over from Scotland.... so it turns out we're decended from Carlyles. Yes, as in Bobby *and* Robert the Bruce's mother.

    Not sure which of those to be more proud of. Bit disappointed I couldn't be a Connolly :( Hey, there are always my other Scottish families. We've several of them.


    -sj loves kevin spacey
  12. DARTH_DONALD Jedi Knight

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    Jun 3, 2005
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    hey can i get a drink over here i'm gaggin for a pint
  13. Obi_one_and_only Force Ghost

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    Jul 18, 2001
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    Scotstoun has nice mini football fields.
  14. theSteve Jedi Knight

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    I'll sell you some darththunderbird [face_whistling] meet me in the bog
  15. solojones Chosen One

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    Ya know, I was glad I got to see some rugby matches on TV whilst in Scotland. I think I figured out the rules pretty well, which is good considering my college next year has a rugby team but no American football team.

    -sj loves kevin spacey
  16. JEDI_KNIGHT_FRAZ Jedi Master

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    Jun 18, 2005
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    Alright guys. I'm Fraz.:)

    Can I get a pint o' lager please barman?
    :)
  17. MrDankDonk Force Ghost

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    Stella or Kronie or Budvar or Red Stripe or Becks ?

    nae Tennants, Miller or Carling, unless yir willing to kneel and drink it straight from source in the bog.......
  18. DARTH_DONALD Jedi Knight

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  19. Obi_one_and_only Force Ghost

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    Stella and/or Hoegaarden Gran Cru please. It would be good to forget that I am leaving Glasgow this Monday... :( :_|

    Yes, I am leaving. After so many years here... :( :_|
  20. MrDankDonk Force Ghost

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    Obi-One leaving ?!?

    noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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  21. veritasuk Jedi Master

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    Sep 8, 2004
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    ya only got lager? no real ales ?
  22. MrDankDonk Force Ghost

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  23. veritasuk Jedi Master

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    thats more like it!
    Although this is my fav.

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  24. MrDankDonk Force Ghost

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    well fudge me, I'm a daddy.

    Holly Joy Davidson, born in the early hours of 18th september, 7lbs 6oz........ and now, its two weeks later, I'm back at work, back at the computer, and trying to remember what it was like to sleep for 8 hours uninterrupted :D

    but its all good, oh yes.

    and the virtual drinks are on me !

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    [image=http://www.domicilium.com/iomalcoholadvisoryservice/alcopops1.jpg]
    [image=http://www.thegurdieswinery.com.au/images/Big-bottles-all-sizes.jpg]
    [image=http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~bam04/images/whisky.jpg]
  25. Jedi_Jimbo Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 1, 2004
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    *Leaps down from the rafters in batman outfit and a sporran*

    *Nods at everyone*
    Citizens, just patrolling.
    Keeping the boards crime free.
    Carry on.

    *Leaps out of window onto Bat-scooter and pushes off toward the London board*
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