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Just arrived back home after a trip to Scotland (pics)

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samn40

01-19-2014 16:06:19




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We here in Northern Ireland have a very close link with Scotland, Maybe closer than with England or the Republic of Ireland. We also had a lot of farmers sell up here about 15-20 years ago when our land prices were real high and land prices in Scotland were low. My Mother's youngest brother moved to Aberdeen, so this weekend I took my 79 year old 'Auld Maither'(as they say in Scotland!) over to see her kid brother.....Scottish architecture is great and the towns are real old and narrow!....This is high street in Dunblane.....



still cobbled in parts....



Don't look now if you are claustraphobic!......



The houses are built right down to the river....



The streets just keep getting narrower! Double yellow lines along the sides of the road mean no parking, when it is on both sides it means no parking at all, at all!



This is the countryside outside Dunblane on the way to Creiff......You can nearly always see a small mountain or hill all over Scotland....It really is beautiful scenery


And this is the main street through Creiff....



I bought a new memory card in Dunblane(Just because I forgot to take my other one out of my computer screen......Maybe that is why it is called a memory card, You are s'posed to remember it! DOHHHHHHH!)So over the next week or so I will take you lads and lassies on a scenic tour of Bonnie Scotland.
Sam

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EricInSEI

01-20-2014 12:31:58




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 Re: Just arrived back home after a trip to Scotland (pics) in reply to samn40, 01-19-2014 16:06:19  
My dad"s mother"s parents were from Ulster and Glasgow, I would like to visit both someday.



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EricInSEI

01-20-2014 12:34:57




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 Re: Just arrived back home after a trip to Scotland (pics) in reply to EricInSEI, 01-20-2014 12:31:58  
Stupid shift key!
I know it's supposed to be "Dad's Mother's".
Oh well.



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Dr. Walt

01-20-2014 09:39:16




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 Re: Just arrived back home after a trip to Scotland (pics) in reply to samn40, 01-19-2014 16:06:19  
Sheesh! Even the Scots drive on the wrong side of the road. LOL!

Thanks for the pictures Sam. Even as a youngster, I've always wanted to visit the Isles, to see the old architecture, wander through quaint little shops, and see the beautiful green countryside. Also want to do research and learn more about my name-sake ancestor (Fathers side of the family) - Sir Walter Devereaux, Earl of Essex. But alas, due to circumstances of life, I'll never be able to visit in this lifetime (maybe in the next, LOL).


Doc

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hermit

01-20-2014 09:32:48




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 Re: Just arrived back home after a trip to Scotland (pics) in reply to samn40, 01-19-2014 16:06:19  
Thank you for sharing. I never miss one of your posts.



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Traditional Farmer

01-20-2014 04:59:14




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 Re: Just arrived back home after a trip to Scotland (pics) in reply to samn40, 01-19-2014 16:06:19  
The pictures of that town look like they could have been taken in some towns in PA very similar.
Some of my family came from Scotland many years ago



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Bret4207

01-20-2014 04:31:55




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 Re: Just arrived back home after a trip to Scotland (pics) in reply to samn40, 01-19-2014 16:06:19  
Doing some genealogy research I found my family, that part anyway, went back and forth between Scotland, Ireland and Brittany. Must have been something driving them to do it because it happened several times over 150 or so years. This one would be born in Scotland, but marry in Ireland and die in Brittany or any mix of the 3.

I'm not sure I could exist in cramped conditions like those. Make sme wonder how a business can make it with no parking! I have a feeling we Americans are just used to our way of doing things. Nobody walks to a store on a street anymore, but they'll walk all over a mall!

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John Fulton

01-20-2014 04:19:36




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 Re: Just arrived back home after a trip to Scotland (pics) in reply to samn40, 01-19-2014 16:06:19  
Sam, I appreciated your comment about the relationship between Northern Ireland and Scotland. I am of Scotts-Irish decent and always wondered about that. But of course it has been about 250 years since the Fultons migrated from Scotland to Ulster, and nearly 200 years since they sailed from Londonderry to Boston. Funny how the bond is still there, though I have never been to either country.



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SweetFeet

01-20-2014 03:37:47




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 Re: Just arrived back home after a trip to Scotland (pics) in reply to samn40, 01-19-2014 16:06:19  
Great photos, Samn. Look forward to more.

Sidewalk on the right side of last photo sure does not look to be wide enough to walk on... and heaven help you if a car comes along and jumps the curb!



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samn40

01-20-2014 05:27:33




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 Re: Just arrived back home after a trip to Scotland (pics) in reply to SweetFeet, 01-20-2014 03:37:47  
Sweetfeet, we are not as wide as some Americans!!!! You know what I mean? Sam



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ShadetreeRet

01-19-2014 22:13:40




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 Re: Just arrived back home after a trip to Scotland (pics) in reply to samn40, 01-19-2014 16:06:19  
Thank you, Sam!
Always enjoy your photo-travelogues. And, at the risk of repeating myself, I find the more spontaneous, candid photos much more informative than magazine photos which are more or less planned.



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Brian G. NY

01-19-2014 20:24:15




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 Re: Just arrived back home after a trip to Scotland (pics) in reply to samn40, 01-19-2014 16:06:19  
Samn,
Those are absolutely beautiful pictures.
The towns may be old and the streets narrow but boy are they clean and neat!



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ShadetreeRet

01-19-2014 22:01:31




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 Re: Just arrived back home after a trip to Scotland (pics) in reply to Brian G. NY, 01-19-2014 20:24:15  
They are clean and neat because there is no place to throw trash!



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Harvey2

01-19-2014 18:47:01




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 Re: Just arrived back home after a trip to Scotland (pics) in reply to samn40, 01-19-2014 16:06:19  
Back in my school daze ve sang aboot Scotland. One of the songs vas Scotlands burning fire, fire,. Another, Yo take the high road and i'll take the low road and i'll be in Scotland before thee.



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Paul from MI

01-19-2014 18:46:13




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 Re: Just arrived back home after a trip to Scotland (pics) in reply to samn40, 01-19-2014 16:06:19  
Really like your pics, keep 'em coming!



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J.Wondergem

01-19-2014 18:12:49




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 Re: Just arrived back home after a trip to Scotland (pics) in reply to samn40, 01-19-2014 16:06:19  

Thanks for the photos and explanation, Samn. I just looked at it on google maps, and it's all new to me, even though my ancestors came from the Netherlands.

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howdy1960

01-19-2014 17:54:29




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 Re: Just arrived back home after a trip to Scotland (pics) in reply to samn40, 01-19-2014 16:06:19  
Oh great....I gotta put me kilt back on



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Joe Scribner

01-19-2014 17:23:14




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 Re: Just arrived back home after a trip to Scotland (pics) in reply to samn40, 01-19-2014 16:06:19  
Absolutely wonderful photo's. My Mom's family name was McRae . Someday I'd really like to go visit and find where her ancestors came from . Her Dad's name was Edgar Joseph McRae but I have no idea what part of Scotland he came from. He died when I was very young so I never got to know him.



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Royse

01-19-2014 17:12:51




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 Re: Just arrived back home after a trip to Scotland (pics) in reply to samn40, 01-19-2014 16:06:19  
Sam, not a problem at all. I know it's not your home country.

I was just curious so I thought I'd ask.

I really do appreciate the pictures. Please keep them coming!



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FLOLDFORD

01-19-2014 17:10:09




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 Re: Just arrived back home after a trip to Scotland (pics) in reply to samn40, 01-19-2014 16:06:19  
Great pics Sam. I always your posts with pics of the town's and the countryside



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DoubleR

01-19-2014 17:09:42




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 Re: Just arrived back home after a trip to Scotland (pics) in reply to samn40, 01-19-2014 16:06:19  
I always enjoy your pics.
My wife is always bugging me about going to Scotland and Ireland. I don't dare show these to her or I'll be packing my bags. We went to Italy last Nov. You want to see narrow streets. Barely room to just walk down some of them yet drive a car down them.



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Bob Bancroft

01-19-2014 16:53:38




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 Re: Just arrived back home after a trip to Scotland (pics) in reply to samn40, 01-19-2014 16:06:19  
Sure do like your pictures. They are always green! Would share with you some of the fresh 8" of white we just got.



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Royse

01-19-2014 16:42:24




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 Re: Just arrived back home after a trip to Scotland (pics) in reply to samn40, 01-19-2014 16:06:19  
Thanks Sam, always love to see your pictures!

Curiosity, what is the building that is for sale in the 5th pic?

What would be an estimated price for said building?



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samn40

01-19-2014 16:58:43




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 Re: Just arrived back home after a trip to Scotland (pics) in reply to Royse, 01-19-2014 16:42:24  
Royse, not meaning to be funny, but I would have to phone them to ask the price.....I just do not know property prices in Scotland! I think the building is a dwelling house , but again I am not sure..... Sorry.....Sam



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oj

01-19-2014 16:55:11




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 Re: Just arrived back home after a trip to Scotland (pics) in reply to Royse, 01-19-2014 16:42:24  
found the agents listed on the sign, can't see this property online however...

I looks like a house... can't say for sure though...

The H sign is for a water Hydrant (fire use usually) it will be under the steel covers visible in the road... the blue and white arrow sign is for a one way street...

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old

01-19-2014 16:34:18




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 Re: Just arrived back home after a trip to Scotland (pics) in reply to samn40, 01-19-2014 16:06:19  
Back when I was still in the navy the sub I was on was stationed out of Holy Lock. Do they still serve fish and chips on newspaper?? I sure did like the country side in Scotland



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oj

01-19-2014 16:40:18




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 Re: Just arrived back home after a trip to Scotland (pics) in reply to old, 01-19-2014 16:34:18  
Not allowed to use real newspaper anymore... apparently the ink is bad for you... i think they can uses newspaper for the outer layers, but the inner layer has to be some fancy stuff (that probably is even worse for you).



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Leroy

01-19-2014 16:28:24




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 Re: Just arrived back home after a trip to Scotland (pics) in reply to samn40, 01-19-2014 16:06:19  
Are northern Ireland and Republic Of Ireland seperate countrys or just different parts of same country? And is Scotland across the water or do the countrys join? What do you have to do to go from one country to the other? Know nothing about the countrys. Never anything taught in school 55-65 years ago.



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samn40

01-19-2014 16:53:16




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 Re: Just arrived back home after a trip to Scotland (pics) in reply to Leroy, 01-19-2014 16:28:24  

Different parts of the same Island of Ireland.....The North is part of the United Kingdom. We have to board a sea ferry to Scotland, It is a 150 minute crossing. Sam



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oj

01-19-2014 16:45:16




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 Re: Just arrived back home after a trip to Scotland (pics) in reply to Leroy, 01-19-2014 16:28:24  
Leroy, Northern Ireland is parts of the UK, Ireland (Eire) is a sovereign Nation, Northern Ireland and Eire are on the same island (Ireland). Scotland is also part of the UK but on a different island (Great Britain).

Clear as mud??



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oj

01-19-2014 16:27:01




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 Re: Just arrived back home after a trip to Scotland (pics) in reply to samn40, 01-19-2014 16:06:19  
thanks for the photos Sam... My dad went to university in Aberdeen... drove there on a BSA motorcycle from Oxford...

looking forward to your photos!! sometimes i miss the old country...



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wjytexas

01-19-2014 16:24:51




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 Re: Just arrived back home after a trip to Scotland (pics) in reply to samn40, 01-19-2014 16:06:19  
Thanks for the pics. Brings back memories of the 2 weeks I spent there in '05. I'd like to be sitting in a pub right now with a pint of Tennent's in front of me. Maybe a wee bit of hagis on the side.



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kornfused

01-19-2014 16:24:15




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 Re: Just arrived back home after a trip to Scotland (pics) in reply to samn40, 01-19-2014 16:06:19  
nice pics, thanks for sharin. Pic of the river makes me want to go fishin!



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