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ewen 03-27-2005 03:11 AM

Ask The Highlander
 
I'm from Scotland....I spent my first 25 years in the Highlands and the last 8 in Edinburgh (capital of Scotland and, well, not the Highlands)

A_Wanderer 03-27-2005 03:57 AM

Okay, if I kill you do I gain your powers and abilities? have you met Ramirez?

verte76 03-27-2005 06:20 AM

What particular part of the Highlands did you grow up in? I've been to Argyll and Mull and Iona *and * Edinburgh and Glasgow; I've been to Scotland twice and I love it.

ewen 03-27-2005 07:31 AM

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Originally posted by verte76
What particular part of the Highlands did you grow up in? I've been to Argyll and Mull and Iona *and * Edinburgh and Glasgow; I've been to Scotland twice and I love it.
I was born in Inverness, the "capital of the Highlands", but grew up in a small town called Invergordon, some 25 miles north, in the area known as either 'Ross and Cromarty' or 'Ross-shire'.

http://www.cali.co.uk/HIGHEXP/Images/rossmap.gif

Invergordon sits three miles to the east of the town called Alness.

Rono 03-27-2005 08:26 AM

What is your favorite Single malt whisky ?

sallycinnamon78 03-27-2005 08:31 AM

Are you really 'The One'?

Why do the 2nd and 3rd films make no sense whatsoever?

Why oh why do ITV put repeats of your godawful show TV series at 3 or 4 am? Yes I know it's because nobody wanted to watch it, but.... It's bad enough being an insomniac when you're too tired to read, and all that's left is the bastard Highlander on TV.

Why weren't all the scriptwriters fired?

Who wants to live forever?

sallycinnamon78 03-27-2005 08:32 AM

Are you renting out any rooms in your huge Scottish castle? I bet your heating costs a fortune doesn't it?

ewen 03-27-2005 08:53 AM

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Originally posted by Rono
What is your favorite Single malt whisky ?
wahey Rono.....a non Scot who spells whisky correctly!! :up:


For those who don't know, a single malt whisky is one which is a malt whisky produced by a single distillery and has not been mixed with whisky from any other distillery.

My old town's whisky distillery is a grain distillery - one of about eight still in Scotland and the only one in the Highlands. The nearest malt distillery is Dalmore, three miles from Invergordon.

Not being a whisky drinker, I don't have really have a favourite as such. I'd probably choose Glenmorangie. When it comes to that kind of drink I go for Jack Daniels or maybe a Drambuie. I'm not a big whisky, or whiskey, drinker.

U2Girl1978 03-27-2005 09:00 AM

What's the life like there?

What place would you recommend visiting if I were to ever visit Scotland?

What's the weather like?

What do you think of your president(?) Actually what is he/she called?

I know pretty dull questions but I really don't know much about scotland. :)

~BrightestStar~ 03-27-2005 09:06 AM

Do you know Duncan MacLoed of the Clan Macloed?



:lmao:
*sigh* Some shows should never be created...and certainly shouldn't have reruns.

sallycinnamon78 03-27-2005 09:07 AM

Sean Connery will get you for not answering these questions.

ewen 03-27-2005 09:18 AM

In Edinburgh, I live in the same street as Sean Connery did when he was a child growing up.

bammo2 03-27-2005 09:21 AM

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Originally posted by U2Girl1978


What do you think of your president(?) Actually what is he/she called?


erm....scotland doesn't have a president

It's part of Great Britain, and as such has a monarch in the form of Queen Elizabeth, and a prime minister - Tony Blair

there is also a Scottish parliament, run from Edinburgh, which is essentially a parliament seperate from the UK parliament, designed to give Scotland more control over what happens in their country.

U2Girl1978 03-27-2005 09:41 AM

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Originally posted by bammo2


erm....scotland doesn't have a president

It's part of Great Britain, and as such has a monarch in the form of Queen Elizabeth, and a prime minister - Tony Blair

there is also a Scottish parliament, run from Edinburgh, which is essentially a parliament seperate from the UK parliament, designed to give Scotland more control over what happens in their country.

Ohhh! Thanks for clearing that up. :)

ewen 03-27-2005 10:02 AM

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Originally posted by U2Girl1978
What's the life like there?

What place would you recommend visiting if I were to ever visit Scotland?

For such a small country there's so much to do and see. I can't suggest one single thing, it's all dependent on what you personally like. A good website is http://www.visitscotland.com/

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Originally posted by U2Girl1978
What's the weather like?

i've lifted this from a website that describes our weather perfectly:

"The Weather is a subject of constant discussion in Scotland and the UK generally. The fascination that the British have with their weather, and the reason it enters into almost every conversation, is its variability."

"At most times of the year it is perfectly possible to have glorious sunshine, chilling cold, together with wind, rain and even snow - all in the one day! This means people's lives can be driven by the weather alone; its often impossible to plan an outside event because of the risk of changeable weather."


This week I've been playing football in the park. The weather's been glorious. However, yesterday and today it's been raining all day.

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Originally posted by U2Girl1978
What do you think of your president(?) Actually what is he/she called?

We are not a republic, we do not have a president. Our head of state is the Queen. Our Prime Minister is Tony Blair.

Scotland is one of the countries of the United Kingdom (Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland). To simplfy things, for non-UK folk who can't get their heads around the four countries thing, you'd best think of the UK as four states rather than 4 countries. People from the US are often confused about the UK and mistakingly refer to the UK as 'England' when in fact England is only one of the four. This greatly upsets/annoys people from the other three countries/states when the UK is refered to as 'England'.

In 1999 Scotland was given a devolved government, The Scottish Executive, meaning Scotland can run many of it's own affairs independantly from the overall UK government based in London. We have a 'first minister' who is called Jack McConnell. After the first Scottish elections, the current goverment is a coalition between the Scottish Labour Party and the Scottish Liberal Democrat Party. Scottish people vote in the UK elections and also for our Scottish parliament.

I do not have strong political beliefs....although I voted for Liberal Democrats in the last elections (Scottish and UK).


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