Moving to Scotland

Old Jun 18th 2020, 7:54 am
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Originally Posted by philat98
The thing that I wouldn't like is the change from sunny and warm to rainy and cool. Not to mention the dark days of mid winter.
Will probably depend where you are in Scotland and you could see the positive and have longer brighter summer evenings. As long as he remains healthy, nothing stopping him flying to Spain during the winter months.
And if you look at Italy or Spain, some parts are even wetter and cooler than parts of the UK during winter but people are still happy in these areas and don't end up staying South. At least he has reasons and knows the place. Although we own a home in Spain and I'm not retired, I don't really know if I'd make a permanent move to Spain once retired and things can always change. Yes, it's sunnier but there are other advantages.
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Old Jun 18th 2020, 1:35 pm
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Many thanks to all who have responded.We came to Spain not because we had picked this country,rather that the business opportunity came up that was most suitable ,it could have been in France or Germany,rather different had we been retirees as is more often the case now.So although I have had a good life in Spain ,I am not particularly sentimental about leaving & not taking out more financially either.Perhaps I am more of a nomad as my 2 sisters in UK are contented to have grown up in one place,married & bought their home there for decades.Am really pleased that Jamesy has given me a new place name to investigate & now I am looking out for a forum rather like this one where I can get more details from residents there.Or maybe I shall just visit & take pot luck in a few months.I am watching the news there as just maybe before long I can once again hang on to euro currency.And if push comes to shove & I then take up Scottish nationality at least I know I can pass the language test having fluency in Glaswegian.Others can brush up by listening to old TV excerpts by Stanley Baxter!
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Old Jun 18th 2020, 7:11 pm
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Glaswegian is not widespread outside The Second City of The Empire. I suggest you brush up your Lallans. Standard English is also widely understood but not often spoken.
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Old Jun 28th 2020, 4:32 pm
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Dougal, I see you served in the RAF, like myself, have you considered living in Moffat. A very nice location. https://www.rafa.org.uk/retirement-a...dowding-house/
very good rates for supported plus living.


If you want to venture further a field there are some spectacular bargains on https://www.futurepropertyauctions.co.uk/

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Old Jul 1st 2020, 9:53 am
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Had not thought of Moffat so thanks Greytroot,however I would prefer to live in my own property.But that gives me another town to consider.I do prefer also the Scottish property buying process as,if I remember,does not involve long "chains" as in England.
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Old Jul 2nd 2020, 8:44 am
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And no "gazumping" in Scotland.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gazumping

Not because the Caledonians are morally superior but the buying process here makes it impossible.

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Absolutely,Scot47, that alone would put me off ever buying again in England.Also buying an apartment is freehold unlike so many in England with the dreaded "leasehold" clause.One of my sisters won't exchange her house for a more convenient apartment which would be on one level,because of that.Hey,maybe I should persuade her to come to Scotland with me!!
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Old Jul 2nd 2020, 7:16 pm
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There are vacancies.
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There are vacancies.
They'll be needed for all the HK Chinese who are packing their bags already.
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They'll be needed for all the HK Chinese who are packing their bags already.
They will be sent further south to construct Hong Kong on Thames.
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