Another Scottish island

Old Feb 22nd 2018, 4:13 pm
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On reflection it seems to me that 2014 was our 1745.
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Old Feb 23rd 2018, 4:23 am
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On reflection it seems to me that 2014 was our 1745.
As in, 2014 was a repeat of 1745?
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i mean that we were defeated. Vae victis !
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i mean that we were defeated. ....
As only residents of Scotland voted, doesn't that mean you defeated yourselves?
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https://www.historicenvironment.scot...se-settlement/


Going to see this on the most northerly isles in Scotland. The Dano-Norwegians owed us some money for a marriage dowry, but were broke, so we took Orkney and Shetland as securiiy. We did not give the islands back.

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Old Mar 24th 2018, 3:37 am
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Going to see this on the most northerly isles in Scotland. The Dano-Norwegians owed us some money for a marriage dowry, but were broke, so we took Orkney and Shetland as securiiy. We did not give the islands back.
Looks amazing.
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Now that winter is leaving us, I can be more confident in planning some trips.
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Now that winter is leaving us, I can be more confident in planning some trips.
How do you travel? By ferry? I've only been to Mull. Always wanted to go to the Islay and the Outer Hebrides.
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You can take the ferry from Aberdeen overnight. I am flying with Loganair. I have done a number of the Scottish islands - moist of them since I retired to the west of Scotland, where a lot of the islands are.
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Originally Posted by scot47
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Going to see this on the most northerly isles in Scotland. The Dano-Norwegians owed us some money for a marriage dowry, but were broke, so we took Orkney and Shetland as securiiy. We did not give the islands back.
It looks like the top of the world up there, and ancient. Beautiful.
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To our neighours, the Vikings, Orkney. Shetland and Caithness were "The Soutthern Lands, and very desirable. Hence the area named "Sutherland"

Nice to have a different perspective sometimes. See the world through different eyes.
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i may go a chance to do a day trip frpom Oban to Tiree, Colonsay or Coll. i need to persuade my companion. Oban is quite accessible from Glasgow by train or bus
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Looking at Oban (not an island) and Portree (on the Isle of Skye) for trips in Autumn, 2018)
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Looking at Oban (not an island) and Portree (on the Isle of Skye) for trips in Autumn, 2018)
I spent 6 days on the Isle of Skye back in 2015 and absolutely loved it. I stayed in Portree as my niece was living there at the time. Visited Dunvegan Castle, a distillery (can't remember the name) and went on a tour of Skye plus did a lot of walking. I enjoyed my time there - not sure when (or if) I will get back there as my niece has now moved back to the Scottish mainland (Fort William). I love Scotland - my mum was Scottish and I have several family members living there. Hope you have a lovely trip there!
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I cannot help but observe the huge numbers of English colonists in places like Skye and Galloway. As Brexit closes doors to Europe, more are coming to live in Scotland, using their inflated equity on properties in the Deep South. "Sell your cardboard box and buy a castle from the Jocks."
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