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Old Nov 16th 2015, 1:07 pm
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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.
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Old Nov 16th 2015, 2:52 pm
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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
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Old Nov 17th 2015, 9:53 am
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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!
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Old Nov 17th 2015, 5:38 pm
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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 !
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Old Dec 27th 2015, 6:54 pm
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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
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It looks lovely!
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Old Dec 27th 2015, 8:11 pm
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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.
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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.
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Depends on my mood.
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Depends on my mood.
likely tied in with how dismal the weather is at that time
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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'?
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Old Dec 31st 2015, 9:56 pm
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It is easier to bend with the wind. I do like it here but winter can be a bit depressing.
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Some other islands are less welcoming to refugees
Jersey refugee ban: Syrian migrant debate divides Channel Island tax haven
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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.


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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.

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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.


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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.
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