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Old 12-06-2001, 04:45 AM   #1
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What do you think of Scotland? Good or bad?

Hi!

I saw a thread by Kobayashi asking americans to state what they think of Canada.....

So being a Scotsman myself I thought why not ask you what you think of Scotland? It doesnt matter if you have or have never been there, I need to know what your thoughts are.

Im proud of my roots. Id wear my kilt with pride for special occasions....I drink my whisky and always instantly think of Scotland (I currently live in London, UK). I simply love the Scottish Highlands too! Beautiful mountains, real friendly people (thats not from me but from my friends who have visited Scotland, actually), lovely pubs. Loads of interesting history including battles against the mighty English all those years ago. Oh and being passionate about football (soccer to Yanks) too especially following the Scottish national team!

Hmmmm Im trying to think of something bad about the country.....Im a bit stuck at this time but Im sure you would come up with something. I dont mind any criticism about Scotland but dont touch anything about football as it will really wind me up!

j/k!

Anyway, Id like to hear all your thoughts/re-collections of Scotland.......Och aye ye ken I dae!

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Old 12-06-2001, 04:48 AM   #2
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The men wear skirts and no UNDERwear and thats REALLY bad!!!!!!!!!!!


makes me mad

very 'ungentlemanly' for the gents, and very bloody scary for the ladies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 12-06-2001, 07:08 AM   #3
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The men wear skirts and no UNDERwear and thats REALLY bad!!!!!!!!!!!


makes me mad

very 'ungentlemanly' for the gents, and very bloody scary for the ladies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MADDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!

Knew you'd be here! Im wearing a kilt right now so here's what underneath it.........

*hears Maddie gasp in amazement at the sight of it*



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Old 12-06-2001, 07:34 AM   #4
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*amazingly gasps in the sake of Douggie*


OMG Douggie......its HUGE!!!!!


WOW!!!!!!!!!! Im AMAZED!!!!!!!!!

Bloody hell, cool colours as well!!!!!!!!!

What an amazing length too!!!!!

JAYSUS!!!!!!!!!!


Im am soooooooo shocked, and amazed Douggie.......


tell me..........................


..........how many other Scotsmen buy a kilt the size u do!!!!!!
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Old 12-06-2001, 09:15 AM   #6
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This is all I have to say of Scotland;

it is one incredible place.

Douggie, what on Earth are you doing in MY London when you could (or should) be enjoying your own fine country? Scots don't belong in London... ethnic clensing, you must understand .

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Ah yes...Scotland.

Many of us on this side of the pond have grand romantic notions of Scotland as the land of Bonnie Prince Charlie, William Wallace, men in kilts, and grandiose highlands. If you asked the average American what their impressions of Scotland are, I think you'd get any range of replies from "Braveheart" to Scotch whisky, to haggis to bagpipes. Most of us think that the accents are pretty damn cool as well. There, that's the masses...now for my personal views.

I only got a week to spend in Scotland on my trip, but I really enjoyed everywhere that I visited. I went to Edinburgh first and then over and up to the Western Highlands. I stayed in this tiny village called Glenfinnan and visited Mallaig in the cold and driving rain. My impressions of the Highlands were of mist, rugged beauty, hardy homes, and actually...very friendly folks. Everyone I met was very kind to me, but maybe that's because I was travelling alone and they felt sorry for me. lol. I finished up my trip with a short stay in Glasgow where the highlight of my trip was going to a ceildih. I also did a daytrip to Stirling which was a really charming old town.

As far as the rivalry between Edinburgh and Glasgow...I hope I won't offend you dougal (I don't know which of the two you favor) but I think I prefered Glasgow on the whole. Edinburgh was beautiful and big and historic and I loved the castle and all, but it felt stuffier and more like a tourist trap. Everything seemed a bit too canned...all the souvenir shops selling kilts and haggis, I guess. Not only that but I rarely heard any Scottish accents. Glasgow on the other hand seemed more open and friendly...the people seemed more down-to-earth. I could definitely see myself going back there and trying to get a job in the future. I liked the feel of the place.

So there are my long-winded views and impressions. And if anyone isn't convinced that Scotland is beautiful...









You have a lovely country there, dougal.

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Should've gone to visit when I had the chance. Argh! Cute boys in kilts [yum] and cute boys with Scottish accents [yum]. I tend to think the Scottish accent is up there with the Irish accent-- definitely cuter than the normal British accent [do I know Brits have more than more accent, yes so what?]

I prefer Irish whiskey to Scottish whiskey. Sorry.

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Remembers a whole range of "What do you think of [insert country here]"-threads from a year ago

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Sula!

Thanks for your posting....

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"Ah yes...Scotland.

Many of us on this side of the pond have grand romantic notions of Scotland as the land of Bonnie Prince Charlie, William Wallace, men in kilts, and grandiose highlands. If you asked the average American what their impressions of Scotland are, I think you'd get any range of replies from "Braveheart" to Scotch whisky, to haggis to bagpipes. Most of us think that the accents are pretty damn cool as well."


Thats true enough.....all thanks to Sean Connery, Braveheart, Ewan McGregor and all that...have made Scotland what it is today...in the eyes of Americans like yourself, a lovely country to visit...

"There, that's the masses...now for my personal views.

I only got a week to spend in Scotland on my trip, but I really enjoyed everywhere that I visited. I went to Edinburgh first and then over and up to the Western Highlands. I stayed in this tiny village called Glenfinnan and visited Mallaig in the cold and driving rain. My impressions of the Highlands were of mist, rugged beauty, hardy homes, and actually...very friendly folks. Everyone I met was very kind to me, but maybe that's because I was travelling alone and they felt sorry for me. lol. I finished up my trip with a short stay in Glasgow where the highlight of my trip was going to a ceildih. I also did a daytrip to Stirling which was a really charming old town."


Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay esp. the ceilidh! Hmmm Scottish people are like that when they see some people travelling on their own so they tend to help out....this has been going on for quite a few generations now.....In my opinion, for one week, you did well travelling around Scotland as some people I know only manage to stay in Edinburgh/Glasgow and no further out which I think is wrong...but there you go...

"As far as the rivalry between Edinburgh and Glasgow...I hope I won't offend you dougal (I don't know which of the two you favor) but I think I prefered Glasgow on the whole. Edinburgh was beautiful and big and historic and I loved the castle and all, but it felt stuffier and more like a tourist trap. Everything seemed a bit too canned...all the souvenir shops selling kilts and haggis, I guess. Not only that but I rarely heard any Scottish accents. Glasgow on the other hand seemed more open and friendly...the people seemed more down-to-earth. I could definitely see myself going back there and trying to get a job in the future. I liked the feel of the place."

Thats interesting.....I was born (but not brought up) in Edinburgh and I love the city very much whereas I dont usually go to Glasgow (last time I went there was 2 years ago just after Xmas). You are right about the difference between Edinburgh and Glasgow and no Im not offended at all, I respect your views..... While I am not an expert on Glasgow I can see what you mean....Glasgow, in a nutshell, is really a working class city compared to Edinburgh where it is more expensive to live in and so we sometimes have an image of a middle class sort of city. Hmmm, I for one would choose Edinburgh as they do have beautiful old architecture in the city and does have a good nightlife too with friendly and a lot of trendy pubs there....Glasgow on the other hand does have its good natured people and a very strong accent there compared to Edinburgh's...sometimes its difficult to decipher what the heck they are saying!

So there are my long-winded views and impressions. And if anyone isn't convinced that Scotland is beautiful...









You have a lovely country there, dougal.

-sula

Those are lovely piccies Sula! they are cool!

Thanks!

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Remembers a whole range of "What do you think of [insert country here]"-threads from a year ago

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Yes I remember them too Dr Teeth, guess they're coming around again and theres no escapin them!!!!!!!!
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My gorgeous husband is from Scotland, so it has to be a beautiful place.


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My gorgeous husband is from Scotland, so it has to be a beautiful place.

*sigh* Quit makin' me jealous. Now I want a gorgeous Scottish husband too.
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The men wear skirts and no UNDERwear and thats REALLY bad!!!!!!!!!!!

very 'ungentlemanly' for the gents, and very bloody scary for the ladies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Kinda depends on which man you're talking about maddie. In the case of Mel Gibson, I think skirts and no underwear is just fine.
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