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  • 22 year old North Carolina Woman looking for Scottish Penpal :)

    Hello,

    My name is Whitney. I'm in love with Scotland and have found some family history that ties me to its beautiful land. I'm planning a trip to Scotland within the next two years and would like to eventually live there for a time in my life after I graduate from University in the US. I'm looking for some nice Scottish people to chat with about the differences between here and there and hopefully to have some friends already by the time I make my jump across the pond. Feel free to message me anytime!

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    I hope you enjoy your future visit, our country is beautiful, with amazing history.

    Being able to work and live here may be more problematic, though! Unless your skills set is on the required list, then your chances of being allowed to accept a job here are slim. Any vacancies have to be advertised here and across the whole of the EU, before that vacancy can be offered to a national from outwith the EU. The other route might be to find a post with a US multinational with offices in the UK, who might allow transfers between offices.

    Good luck with your ambitions!

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    • #3
      Yes, I've known that for some time now. Luckily my job will be with health professionals in a laboratory setting and the biomedical field is always expanding. I've lucked into a job that has branches in the UK and my fiance has the opportunity for jobs in the UK as well. Either way I will make my way there one day! The history is probably mostly what pulls me towards Scotland; that being my family history and just Scotland's history itself. Where would you suggest going first to travel when I finally do make it across, Polwarth?

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      • #4
        Well, call me biased, but my home city of Edinburgh would be a great jumping off point. We've got castles, a palace, cathedrals and medieval buildings, we've got the Georgian New Town, we've got great shops, foodie heaven as well.

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        • #5
          But they talk funny.

          Start off in Glasgow!

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          • #6
            Start of in the Kingdom of Fife, St Andrews

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            • #7
              Well thank you all for the ideas! I hope to be able to explore Scotland and all its beautiful cities eventually! Where are the more historical locations? I enjoy history and the history of Scotland is so much older than that of America and I'm interested in taking in as much history as possible when I get the chance to get over there. I have a feeling that everyone will be talking funny to me since there aren't too many people in NC that have a true scottish accent!

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              • #8
                Our whole country is full of historical locations. The highlands, the Islandsm the Borders, the central belt..... ALL OF IT.

                If you know the names of your Scots ancestry, this might give a clue to the approximate area from whence they came.

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                • #9
                  I'm a 26 year old guy from Scotland if you want to message or email me.

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                  • #10
                    Polwarth, I do know my family is part of the MacKintosh clan and I'm fairly certain they were in the highlands.. I've done some family research and found some that were closer to me in generation (though still very far back) that were from Stirlingshire so I'm not quite sure where that is or where to begin if I were trying to find distant relatives.

                    SourceCoderer feel free to send me your email!

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                    • #11
                      Do, please, look at a map of Scotland. If you don't even know where Stirling(one of our most important historical cities) IS....

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                      • #12
                        I have looked at maps before but I also realize that town names change over centuries and I wasn't sure! Excuse me for not trying to act like I do know when I don't for sure.

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                        • #13
                          We don't have very many if any towns here that end with "shire" so I didn't know if that was the same town or not.

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                          • #14
                            Stirling is in Stirlingshire, Perth is in Perthshire.

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                            • #15
                              Dumbarton is in Dumbartonshire
                              Ayr in in Ayrshire
                              Banff in in Banffshire
                              Iran is in Persia

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