Go Back   British Expats / Living & Moving Abroad / Moving back to the UK / The Rovers Return

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old Nov 16th 2015, 1:07 pm   #46
Perth 
BE Forum Addict
 
Perth's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: Back in the UK!
Posts: 2,331
Perth has a reputation beyond reputePerth has a reputation beyond reputePerth has a reputation beyond reputePerth has a reputation beyond reputePerth has a reputation beyond reputePerth has a reputation beyond reputePerth has a reputation beyond reputePerth has a reputation beyond reputePerth has a reputation beyond reputePerth has a reputation beyond reputePerth has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 5 Years On

Quote:
Originally Posted by not2old View Post
I suppose this is one way to keep the declining Bute population up, then again, maybe once they get their 'UK residence cards' together with the rest of the benefits paraphernalia, the Bute winters may send them to the warmer populated places of the UK?

Will the refugees integrate into Scottish life, even go to the United Church gatherings, or have their first mosque?
I suppose they could move on. But I suspect that how they are welcomed may have a lot to do with whether they stay or not.
Perth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 16th 2015, 2:52 pm   #47
scot47 
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 6,491
scot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 5 Years On

Not much employment on the island, which is Reason Number One for depopulation. The Navy used to have a presence here. Agriculture used to be a big employer, but all that food is now sourced from the mainland
scot47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 17th 2015, 9:53 am   #48
Finally Home!
 
sallysimmons's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Used to be New York, now North Yorkshire
Posts: 3,610
sallysimmons has a reputation beyond reputesallysimmons has a reputation beyond reputesallysimmons has a reputation beyond reputesallysimmons has a reputation beyond reputesallysimmons has a reputation beyond reputesallysimmons has a reputation beyond reputesallysimmons has a reputation beyond reputesallysimmons has a reputation beyond reputesallysimmons has a reputation beyond reputesallysimmons has a reputation beyond reputesallysimmons has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 5 Years On

Quote:
Originally Posted by Perth View Post
I saw this too and thought of scot47. Also had a look at the island and thought 'right, that's a place I can go if I ever decide to move.' It looks beautiful and housing is so cheap compared to here!
__________________
My blog about returning home
sallysimmons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 17th 2015, 5:38 pm   #49
scot47 
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 6,491
scot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 5 Years On

Housing to rent - both private and housing association.Housing to buy - both flats and houses.Low prices. Genuine bargains to be had. Come and have a look. Note that Scottish Housing Law is different to English. For example there is no leasehold. PLEASE use a Scottish solicitor when buying and DO NOT rely on an English Estate Agent. They will get it wrong !
scot47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27th 2015, 6:54 pm   #50
Perth 
BE Forum Addict
 
Perth's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: Back in the UK!
Posts: 2,331
Perth has a reputation beyond reputePerth has a reputation beyond reputePerth has a reputation beyond reputePerth has a reputation beyond reputePerth has a reputation beyond reputePerth has a reputation beyond reputePerth has a reputation beyond reputePerth has a reputation beyond reputePerth has a reputation beyond reputePerth has a reputation beyond reputePerth has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 5 Years On

Looks like Bute has competition!

‘This place just seeps into your soul’: the tiny Scottish island that wants you to call it home | UK news | The Guardian
Perth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27th 2015, 7:53 pm   #51
Concierge
 
spouse of scouse's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: Wirral UK
Posts: 6,689
spouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond reputespouse of scouse has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 5 Years On

It looks lovely!
spouse of scouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27th 2015, 8:11 pm   #52
scot47 
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 6,491
scot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 5 Years On

Similar problems. Loss of population. No jobs. Increase in number of second homes. A Local Authority that is not fit for purpose. Incomers who want others to do things their way - the only way.
scot47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 28th 2015, 2:29 pm   #53
Perth 
BE Forum Addict
 
Perth's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: Back in the UK!
Posts: 2,331
Perth has a reputation beyond reputePerth has a reputation beyond reputePerth has a reputation beyond reputePerth has a reputation beyond reputePerth has a reputation beyond reputePerth has a reputation beyond reputePerth has a reputation beyond reputePerth has a reputation beyond reputePerth has a reputation beyond reputePerth has a reputation beyond reputePerth has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 5 Years On

Quote:
Originally Posted by scot47 View Post
Similar problems. Loss of population. No jobs. Increase in number of second homes. A Local Authority that is not fit for purpose. Incomers who want others to do things their way - the only way.
Are you speaking of Bute also in this regard? I though you were trying to encourage others to take up residence there.
Perth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 28th 2015, 2:48 pm   #54
scot47 
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 6,491
scot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 5 Years On

Depends on my mood.
scot47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 28th 2015, 5:20 pm   #55
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 6,517
not2old has a reputation beyond reputenot2old has a reputation beyond reputenot2old has a reputation beyond reputenot2old has a reputation beyond reputenot2old has a reputation beyond reputenot2old has a reputation beyond reputenot2old has a reputation beyond reputenot2old has a reputation beyond reputenot2old has a reputation beyond reputenot2old has a reputation beyond reputenot2old has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 5 Years On

Quote:
Originally Posted by scot47 View Post
Depends on my mood.
likely tied in with how dismal the weather is at that time
not2old is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 28th 2015, 5:24 pm   #56
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 6,517
not2old has a reputation beyond reputenot2old has a reputation beyond reputenot2old has a reputation beyond reputenot2old has a reputation beyond reputenot2old has a reputation beyond reputenot2old has a reputation beyond reputenot2old has a reputation beyond reputenot2old has a reputation beyond reputenot2old has a reputation beyond reputenot2old has a reputation beyond reputenot2old has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 5 Years On

Quote:
Originally Posted by scot47 View Post
Similar problems. Loss of population. No jobs. Increase in number of second homes. A Local Authority that is not fit for purpose. Incomers who want others to do things their way - the only way.
When in Rome

Have you found in the time that you have lived on Bute, that its best to just 'go with the flow' for the reason, there is 'no way in hell' (no matter how hard you try) that one single person can make a difference to change anything for the better, because the locals will always have it 'their way'?
not2old is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 31st 2015, 9:56 pm   #57
scot47 
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 6,491
scot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 5 Years On

It is easier to bend with the wind. I do like it here but winter can be a bit depressing.
scot47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 13th 2016, 4:36 pm   #58
scot47 
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 6,491
scot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 5 Years On

Some other islands are less welcoming to refugees
Jersey refugee ban: Syrian migrant debate divides Channel Island tax haven
scot47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 12th 2016, 1:01 pm   #59
scot47 
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 6,491
scot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond reputescot47 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 5 Years On

Just had two visits to hospital. After the first I changed my name to Scot Nine Toes. Amputation of big toe due to infection of the bone (Osteomyelitis). Two days after discharge I had a hard attack and had to be readmitted.


Vae mihi !


Determined to keep going until I reach three score and ten in 2017 ! And then for a bit more. Life is sweet. Getting old is tough but it is better than the alternative.

Last edited by scot47; May 12th 2016 at 1:05 pm.
scot47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 12th 2016, 1:11 pm   #60
*********
Super Moderator
 
Jerseygirl's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 76,813
Jerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 5 Years On

Quote:
Originally Posted by scot47 View Post
Just had two visits to hospital. After the first I changed my name to Scot Nine Toes. Amputation of big toe due to infection of the bone (Osteomyelitis). Two days after discharge I had a hard attack and had to be readmitted.


Vae mihi !


Determined to keep going until I reach three score and ten in 2017 ! And then for a bit more. Life is sweet. Getting old is tough but it is better than the alternative.
Oh noes...you have been through the mill haven't you? Lots of good vibes coming your way for a speedy recovery.
__________________
You can take the girl out of Yorkshire but you can't take Yorkshire out of the girl.
Saw it. Wanted it. Had a fit. Got it.
The higher the heels...the closer to God.


Please contact me here if you have any site related problems.
Jerseygirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   British Expats / Living & Moving Abroad / Moving back to the UK / The Rovers Return


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 2:04 am.


Powered by vBulletin: ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 1999-2010 BritishExpats.com