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cyberpainter
cyberpainter
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Hey Gary

I may actually be coming to Scotland in June. With my elderly parents. Still in beginning stages of figuring it out. I'm pretty excited, and admit I know very little about Scotland as of yet.

Feb 13, 2017, 08:10


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matthew6
matthew6
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Re: Hey Gary

Be sure to try the deep fried Mars Bars.

Feb 13, 2017, 17:36


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GaryB2
GaryB2
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Re: Hey Gary

matthew6 wrote:
Be sure to try the deep fried Mars Bars.


Have a deep fried pizza first!

Feb 14, 2017, 23:23


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GaryB2
GaryB2
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Re: Hey Gary

cyberpainter wrote:
I may actually be coming to Scotland in June. With my elderly parents. Still in beginning stages of figuring it out. I'm pretty excited, and admit I know very little about Scotland as of yet.


That is exciting!

Are visiting family/relatives over here? Or just heading over for a holiday/vacation?

I'm probably the worst person to give advice on what to see whilst over here. I have friends who emigrated here about 10 years ago and they've seen way more of Scotland than I have!

If you do make it over I'll be sure to make an effort to meet up, if you have any spare time.

Feb 14, 2017, 23:34


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Harold Bissonette
Harold Bissonette
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Re: Hey Gary

GaryB2 wrote:
matthew6 wrote:
Be sure to try the deep fried Mars Bars.


Have a deep fried pizza first!



Macoroni cheese pie is extroadinary - no discernable taste to it at all. Also try a Greggs pinapple cake - almost pure sugar but tasty. Scotland not renowned for its healthy food, but getting a lot better (try Hendersons in Edinburgh if you want excellent wholesome food).

As for what to see (I'm a Sassenach and very much a tourist when I venture across the border) - Edinburgh is really scenic and moody and wonderful - my favourite city. Also try and get up to the Highlands, Glencoe is particularly spectacular. If you have the time, get out to the Hebrides - some beautiful, beautiful places to see.

Feb 15, 2017, 11:51


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Hobobachang
Hobobachang
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Re: Hey Gary

Actually I feel the diet thing is blown out of proportion. People are becoming more health conscious these days, and there is plenty of great food available. It's just that the majority of the population choose less healthy options. Or perhaps sadly in a lot of cases, what they deem to be more affordable.

This needn't be the case however, as you can still eat healthily on a budget (although to be fair, as a vegetarian my food tends to be cheaper all round). Anyway that's straying onto other topics. Besides, you haven't lived till you've enjoyed a munchy box! :D



Despite hailing from Glasgow, I agree with Harold that Edinburgh is a must visit....really beautiful city. Glen Coe as well is spectacular, love that part of the country. All the years when I lived just a couple hours drive away, I took it all for granted and never ventured north much. I've been abroad for the past 5 years, and wish I had explored more of my nation's fantastic nature when I had the chance!

It helps if you get the weather though, sunny days can be few and far between. The good news is June is probably one of the best times you could come (ie. least likely to be freezing and pouring with rain). I was there last June and had a fantastic time on what must have been the hottest day of the year, went up through Glen Coe and visited the Nevis Range Mountain Gondola....amazing views, with minimal effort! I do enjoy a bit of hiking, but it's been a while :P

So many amazing places to see. The Isle of Skye in particular is one of my favourites, maybe a bit of a trek though, depending on where you were based. Enjoy your trip!

Feb 15, 2017, 12:27


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Hobobachang
Hobobachang
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Re: Hey Gary

Actually, tell a lie....it was August. Weather was cracking though. Here's a few photies I took :D

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Feb 15, 2017, 12:44


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Hobobachang
Hobobachang
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Oops! Never used that site before, something went wrong with the embed. Try this link instead :D

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Feb 15, 2017, 12:47


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matthew6
matthew6
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I suppose that Scotland is the closest thing one gets to a true wilderness experience in the UK?

Feb 15, 2017, 17:27


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GaryB2
GaryB2
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Feb 15, 2017, 17:50

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