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Re: Scotland « Reply #30 on: September 19, 2013, 12:19 PM »
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^ Indeed.  I totally appreciate our scenery here, but having been to the Lake District - just as stunning - and having been to Wales - same.  Not ever been to Ireland... yet!  But, as a combined nation we have lots to be proud of.  That's why September '14 will be a 'no'...  Embarassed  Wrong threadingness! 

I love Devon and Cornwall too. And yes as a combined nation we do have a lot to be proud of.  I rightly don't get to vote but do hope it's a no.
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Re: Scotland « Reply #31 on: September 19, 2013, 03:53 PM »
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I love Devon and Cornwall too. And yes as a combined nation we do have a lot to be proud of.  I rightly don't get to vote but do hope it's a no
We do indeed Tessie, which is one reason it would be a shame to see all this broken up [comments available on the appropriate thread!]

I've never been to Devon and Cornwall but would love to have visited there.  The nearest I got was Somerset and a holiday in Weston-Super-Mare from where we toured round the surrounding area.

I'd also like to have visited Wales and explored it properly.  I did go there when I was 9 years old but remember extremely little about it other than that we stayed in Saundersfoot, a small seaside resort in the south of the country, and that our hotel overlooked the harbour, although I think the beach was very nice!

The Lake District is lovely.  Very similar to Scotland with its mountains and lakes, but the scenery is a little gentler.

For me though nothing beats the north-west of Scotland.  Really spectacular scenery.  Rugged mountains, sea and lochs and the beautiful geological features of Assynt.

Mind you, Edinburgh isn't too bad either!  I love the feeling of openness we have here thanks to the fact that we have an extinct volcano in the middle of the city and which gave rise to the hill on which the castle stands, and that in the 18th century the locals were sensible enough to drain the loch, which had become very polluted, below the castle and turn that huge area into a parkland which is now Princes Street Gardens, and as a result the shops are all only on one side of Princes Street.  No doubt had that happened today it would probably have been appropriated for use as a building site.

If anyone does want to visit this city, then, unless you like hoards of fellow tourists, avoid July and more particularly August when the four week Fringe/Festival is held.  Nightmare! Rolling Eyes
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Re: Scotland « Reply #32 on: September 19, 2013, 04:12 PM »
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A Yes vote won't change the scenery.  

Except that we won't be able to see it for the wind farms if Alex has his way!
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Re: Scotland « Reply #33 on: September 19, 2013, 04:56 PM »
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Scotland is a beautiful country all it needs is a warmer climate. The people are friendly and welcoming as Aileen says Edinburgh is a beautiful city full of lovely buildings and art galleries. So if it rains there is a lot to do.If you go to Edinburgh Castle you will enjoy great views of the city and the coast. If you enjoy the mountains all you have to do is go to the highlands we have plenty of them. In the winter (when it snows) there is always the ski-ing in all I think Scotland can offer a lot and visitors I am sure will enjoy themselves.
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Re: Scotland « Reply #34 on: September 19, 2013, 05:04 PM »
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Except that we won't be able to see it for the wind farms if Alex has his way!
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Re: Scotland « Reply #35 on: September 19, 2013, 05:07 PM »
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Except that we won't be able to see it for the wind farms if Alex has his way!

Have to say I'm not too keen on wind farms - or OK in small doses - but we have to do something to keep the lights on.    In time we will no doubt rely more on wave power.    Meantime the wind farms will be there whether we are independent or not, so not a valid reason for a No vote.        
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Re: Scotland « Reply #36 on: September 19, 2013, 05:30 PM »
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I agree a lot of new wave energy will be coming and generating plenty of power. The sea around Scotland will produce it. Also plenty of wind farms will also produce power there is no shortage of wind on the coast or in the highlands.
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Re: Scotland « Reply #37 on: September 19, 2013, 05:32 PM »
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Scotland needs to use the wind to contribute to the national grid. I see no reason no to use it to create power and employment in Scotland.
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Re: Scotland « Reply #38 on: September 19, 2013, 05:45 PM »
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i love scotland too fort wiilliam and skye back packing from london euston on overnight sleeper train for a week , beautiful country shame the people where so rude to me,  but its ok my grandmother was scottish so ill forgive them

anyway im wworried if the yes vote goes ahead will england loose andy murray as our british number one is the biggest question on my mind ?????
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Re: Scotland « Reply #39 on: September 19, 2013, 05:47 PM »
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i love scotland too fort wiilliam and skye back packing from london euston on overnight sleeper train for a week , beautiful country shame the people where so rude to me,  but its ok my grandmother was scottish so ill forgive them

anyway im wworried if the yes vote goes ahead will england loose andy murray as our british number one is the biggest question on my mind ?????
Well - my total apologies as a Scot that you experienced rudeness.  I expect you get 'nice' and 'not so nice' people, wherever you go. 
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Re: Scotland « Reply #40 on: September 19, 2013, 05:48 PM »
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this is true ELLY i espect scottish people think we english are rude too xxx
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Re: Scotland « Reply #41 on: September 19, 2013, 05:49 PM »
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this is true ELLY i espect scottish people think we english are rude too xxx
I think it's just true that you get good and bad people, everywhere.  Smile
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Re: Scotland « Reply #42 on: September 19, 2013, 05:51 PM »
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i guess i was unlucky to get it all week then
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Re: Scotland « Reply #43 on: September 19, 2013, 05:52 PM »
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i guess i was unlucky to get it all week then
Yeah - that does seem a pity.
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Re: Scotland « Reply #44 on: September 19, 2013, 05:53 PM »
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 :axe:got to be honest it put me off a bit going back .......
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