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Forum: History 8th December 2008, 11:52
Replies: 38
Views: 11,629
Posted By pogofish
As for Rosslyn. Its a lovely place that I have...

As for Rosslyn. Its a lovely place that I have visited a good number of times since about the early mid-80s.

It has never been short of visitors & when I first started going, there was no...
Forum: History 8th December 2008, 11:41
Replies: 38
Views: 11,629
Posted By pogofish
Well hello there Mark! :D Sorry I'd not...

Well hello there Mark! :D

Sorry I'd not seen this earlier - We have met before!

BGS
Forum: Music and Art 14th August 2008, 12:42
Replies: 2
Views: 1,162
Posted By pogofish
They are good live: ...

They are good live:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/219/518318649_3274a5c768_o.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/213/518318651_82afd18ceb_o.jpg

Last year. :)
Forum: Photo Album 31st March 2008, 12:51
Replies: 5
Views: 3,834
Posted By pogofish
In what way? Granted, I don't go along...

In what way?

Granted, I don't go along entirely with some of the "spiritual" aspects of it but as a spectacle & continuation of the old Scottish tradition of marking the beginning of summer, it...
Forum: Travel 17th March 2008, 17:18
Replies: 22
Views: 3,461
Posted By pogofish
I've recently been enjoying this guy's site of...

I've recently been enjoying this guy's site of Edinburgh photos.

Edinburgh Photographs - Main Menu (http://www.henniker.org.uk/html/ed_index.htm)

Lots of interesting shots, incl the out of the...
Forum: Scotland Dot C*m*on Inn 7th March 2008, 15:38
Replies: 4
Views: 933
Posted By pogofish
Environmental issues of cheap flights aside, the...

Environmental issues of cheap flights aside, the extra cost of getting to & from many regional airports can often add significantly to the cost, never mind that public transport can be patchy in some...
Forum: Travel 21st February 2008, 13:38
Replies: 3
Views: 2,249
Posted By pogofish
Scottish festivals: The main thing to...

Scottish festivals:

The main thing to remember is to avoid T in the park like the plague, unless you like the sort of corporate controlled, over-regulated, drunken ned-fest that give proper...
Forum: Travel 21st February 2008, 13:04
Replies: 5
Views: 2,303
Posted By pogofish
For pubs, clubs & live acts, Aberdeen Music are...

For pubs, clubs & live acts, Aberdeen Music are probably the best source of info. However their mods won't take kindly to data mining so I won't link them directly here. Google will work.
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Forum: Literature and Film 8th February 2008, 12:16
Replies: 10
Views: 7,798
Posted By pogofish
Surely Burns's taking the oath as an Exciseman -...

Surely Burns's taking the oath as an Exciseman - a post of significantly Anglo-influenced patronage, is enough to demonstrate where his sympathies lay?
Forum: Travel 5th February 2008, 17:21
Replies: 7
Views: 3,423
Posted By pogofish
Spam or not, I cannot praise the public transport...

Spam or not, I cannot praise the public transport system in Germany highly enough - Especially the trains.

Don't know about linking but Deutsche Bahn's website is an excellent planning tool for...
Forum: Cuisine 16th January 2008, 16:12
Replies: 18
Views: 7,958
Posted By pogofish
Remember the mighty Rowie from the North East. ...

Remember the mighty Rowie from the North East. :)

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/114/276785855_9d63a4f869_o.jpg

Goes really well with bacon, mushroom & black pud.
Forum: Scotland Dot C*m*on Inn 30th November 2007, 13:33
Replies: 34
Views: 3,120
Posted By pogofish
They are still blowing hot & cold on the...

They are still blowing hot & cold on the possibility of an appeal. A few minutes ago Sorios (Trump's henchman) announced that the decision would be announced next week.
Forum: Travel 8th November 2007, 02:36
Replies: 8
Views: 2,268
Posted By pogofish
You could ask the RAF to parachute you in, they...

You could ask the RAF to parachute you in, they are regularly to be seen screaming along the loch at a couple of hundred feet or less! :D

Otherwise, you are probably hearing of Ashaig Airfield at...
Forum: Travel 25th July 2007, 00:56
Replies: 15
Views: 19,102
Posted By pogofish
Get an all-day/rover bus ticket - go for a drive....

Get an all-day/rover bus ticket - go for a drive. They still have engines. :p :)

Yes, is there any way to throw a spanner in the adserver?
Forum: Travel 24th July 2007, 21:11
Replies: 2
Views: 1,883
Posted By pogofish
I'm not aware that there has ever been a...

I'm not aware that there has ever been a "historic" Loch Ness Abbey?

Fort Augustus Abbey, yes but even then, that is a fairly recent foundation, @1870s? Although it certainly has its role in the...
Forum: Travel 24th July 2007, 21:07
Replies: 15
Views: 19,102
Posted By pogofish
Almost every National Trust for Scotland country...

Almost every National Trust for Scotland country property & country park seems to have its resident highland coo.

Similarly, with the rise in popularity of the meat again, many farms keep a small...
Forum: Scotland Dot C*m*on Inn 24th July 2007, 17:02
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By pogofish
Been there, more than once - Never again! ...

Been there, more than once - Never again!

Does she work? If not & you are working, I'd say this is a bad sign. He'll have the time & inclination to keep chipping away at her self-esteem in a way...
Forum: Cuisine 25th June 2007, 16:33
Replies: 8
Views: 6,434
Posted By pogofish
Trust me, it is truly foul. One of my...

Trust me, it is truly foul.

One of my islander relatives is on the list for getting one & I do my best to avoid going along for a plate of the oily fishy/metallic-tasting slop she makes out of...
Forum: In the News 24th June 2007, 23:55
Replies: 13
Views: 6,850
Posted By pogofish
Ben Nevis - there are thriving & cosmipolitan gay...

Ben Nevis - there are thriving & cosmipolitan gay communities in both Edinburgh & Glasgow these days. Other parts of the country can be a bit more low-key/problematic however & many people travel-in...
Forum: Scotland Dot C*m*on Inn 24th June 2007, 23:39
Replies: 44
Views: 2,566
Posted By pogofish
Maybe they should have decamped to Cornwall for...

Maybe they should have decamped to Cornwall for this:


http://www.3wishesfaeryfest.co.uk/images/Folkfaeryheader.gif


3 Wishes Faery Fest UK (http://www.3wishesfaeryfest.co.uk/)

:eek: ...
Forum: Literature and Film 21st June 2007, 01:07
Replies: 8
Views: 1,997
Posted By pogofish
Yes, very refined but still very distinctively...

Yes, very refined but still very distinctively Scottish.
Forum: Literature and Film 20th June 2007, 20:04
Replies: 8
Views: 1,997
Posted By pogofish
You are kidding, Richardson's accent is about as...

You are kidding, Richardson's accent is about as distinctive as Sean Connery's! :eek:
Forum: Literature and Film 20th June 2007, 20:03
Replies: 8
Views: 1,997
Posted By pogofish
An excellent series - It was last repeated a few...

An excellent series - It was last repeated a few months ago on BBC4.

BTW, the name is Urquhart, not Urquart. :)
Forum: Travel 13th June 2007, 12:25
Replies: 3
Views: 1,079
Posted By pogofish
If you are going to need to book any...

If you are going to need to book any accomodation, especially budget type, you had better get your skates-on. Places tend to book-up well in advance.

Otherwise, enjoy! :)
Forum: Cuisine 6th June 2007, 11:56
Replies: 7
Views: 3,835
Posted By pogofish
I have to say that the spicy haggis sold in...

I have to say that the spicy haggis sold in chippers has always puzzled me. After all, haggis is a spiced dish in the first place & I don't think I've seen bland haggi on the menu anywhere, ever?
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