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01-12-2009, 10:03 AM
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A Canadiens fan in Scotland

Anyone here ever been to Scotland ? I'm on my way there soon and am setting up my slingbox at my parent's house to be able to catch the Habs on GMT time .

I've already found the local rink called Murrayfield
http://www.murrayfieldicerinkltd.co.uk/id1.html

Can't wait to get there !

Any habs fans in town ?

btw, edinburgh looks awesome


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Got to love the differences, I went on your link and looked at the equipment section and what we usually call hockey pants, are hockey shorts. A jersey is a top.

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Anyone here ever been to Scotland ? I'm on my way there soon and am setting up my slingbox at my parent's house to be able to catch the Habs on GMT time .

I've already found the local rink called Murrayfield
http://www.murrayfieldicerinkltd.co.uk/id1.html

Can't wait to get there !

Any habs fans in town ?

btw, edinburgh looks awesome

You should enjoy Edinburgh, I know a few people who regularly head up there and love it. Don't know the city myself and it's been a long time since I went to Scotland but it's always a nice place to go to. You gonna take in an Old Firm game while there?

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Got to love the differences, I went on your link and looked at the equipment section and what we usually call hockey pants, are hockey shorts. A jersey is a top.
Most places I've seen over here use jersey instead of top, although shorts is a widespread term here.

Good job you didn't see the prices of kit over here, you wouldn't be laughing then (well, maybe you might as I doubt you'll have to buy kit from the UK).

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Visited Scotland for 3 weeks once, did the Highland games circuit, stayed in Glasgow. Basically the same sort of values as in Canada, socially liberal type of place. Houses are mostly made of stone as I suppose wood is in short supply there. Saw the military tattoo in Edinburgh. Nice Pubs.

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Most places I've seen over here use jersey instead of top, although shorts is a widespread term here.

Good job you didn't see the prices of kit over here, you wouldn't be laughing then (well, maybe you might as I doubt you'll have to buy kit from the UK).
I did see the prices and I am happy I don't have to buy my shorts accross the pond.

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Anyone here ever been to Scotland ? I'm on my way there soon and am setting up my slingbox at my parent's house to be able to catch the Habs on GMT time .

I've already found the local rink called Murrayfield
http://www.murrayfieldicerinkltd.co.uk/id1.html

Can't wait to get there !

Any habs fans in town ?

btw, edinburgh looks awesome


Been to Scotland...

Its a really nice place

I visited Fort William, Edinburgh and Glasgow

Edinburgh is probably one of the most beautiful city i've ever been. i went there during the Fringe Festival(probably the biggest festival in the world) the place was just insane.

Glasgow is worth a visit too... It doesnt look like Edinburgh at all, the architecture is different... its a little bit tougher than Edinburgh, more industrial.

I went to Fort William to climb the biggest mountain in the UK: Ben Nevis. I took the train to get there, the scenery during the ride was jaw dropping. It's a nice little town... the Highlands of Scotland are worth a visit

here are some of the pictures i took in Scotland: http://www.flickr.com/search/?s=int&...cotland&m=text

Go Celtic (don't wear football jersey in Scotland)

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Been to Scotland...

Its a really nice place

I visited Fort William, Edinburgh and Glasgow

Edinburgh is probably one of the most beautiful city i've ever been. i went there during the Fringe Festival(probably the biggest festival in the world) the place was just insane.

Glasgow is worth a visit too... It doesnt look like Edinburgh at all, the architecture is different... its a little bit tougher than Edinburgh, more industrial.

I went to Fort William to climb the biggest mountain in the UK: Ben Nevis. I took the train to get there, the scenery during the ride was jaw dropping. It's a nice little town... the Highlands of Scotland are worth a visit

here are some of the pictures i took in Scotland: http://www.flickr.com/search/?s=int&...cotland&m=text

Go Celtic (don't wear football jersey in Scotland)

LOL. Yeah, don't ever wear a non Glasgow jersey in Glasgow.

Also, agree about the scenic Highlands. Most impressive.

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01-12-2009, 11:46 AM
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Hi Roen, good to hear about another Habs fan moving up to these parts! I've been here for just over a year, and love it... it's not Montreal, but there's a lot going on for a city of about 500000. What brings you to Edinburgh?

That said, if you want to watch games, you'd be advised to get Zone de Match and drink a lot of coffee in the morning (fortunately, there are some surprisingly good coffee roasters locally...).

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LOL. Yeah, don't ever wear a non Glasgow jersey in Glasgow.

Also, agree about the scenic Highlands. Most impressive.
its not a good idea to wear a celtic/rangers jersey in glasgow

also most of the pubs dont let people with football jersey, in

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Sounds good so far ! my friend who lives in the UK told me that don't EVER tell people they have a '' British '' accent

they will literally kill you ...

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People tend to identify as English, Scottish, Welsh, or Irish... but, as you say, never British. English people won't take offense to being called British, generally, but you're taking a chance if you try it with anyone else... especially a member of the SNP (Scottish National Party).

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ROEN, I always dreamed of visiting Scotland.
Any suggestions where to go?
Also, are there any tours available?
How is the weather, which period of year is best to visit?

Thanks

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to be honnest this website clinched it for me, I am going there to visit, but seriously considering moving there, I need a change of pace and I think Europe would rock ...

http://www.scotlandphotos.net/

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to be honnest this website clinched it for me, I am going there to visit, but seriously considering moving there, I need a change of pace and I think Europe would rock ...

http://www.scotlandphotos.net/
If you are willing to transplant your life, based on images, move to Spain. Europe used to "rock", but with the influx of Muslim's, Turks and illegals, it has become an unusual and odd place.

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If you are willing to transplant your life, based on images, move to Spain. Europe used to "rock", but with the influx of Muslim's, Turks and illegals, it has become an unusual and odd place.
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http://www.scotlandphotos.net/
Great link ROEN, some lovely shots on there. There are even a couple of shots of the last place I can recall visiting in Scotland, a little place up near Skye called Applecross. If anyone likes camping or being (waaaayyyyy) out in the countryside, it's a great place to visit. And if you feel up for a challenge, you can go for a walk or bike ride on the road out of town



That pic doesn't show all the hairpin bends up at the top though, the image below gives you an idea of those, of which there are a few.


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If you are willing to transplant your life, based on images, move to Spain. Europe used to "rock", but with the influx of Muslim's, Turks and illegals, it has become an unusual and odd place.
Oh, there would be place in Britain for you too. You'd find that some people might agree with you. Like these people:

http://bnp.org.uk/



Sorry, back to hockey...

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Looks like a beautiful place. I always notice that there aren't many trees there. I'd like to visit one day.

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Oh, there would be place in Britain for you too. You'd find that some people might agree with you. Like these people:

http://bnp.org.uk/



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Great link ROEN, some lovely shots on there. There are even a couple of shots of the last place I can recall visiting in Scotland, a little place up near Skye called Applecross. If anyone likes camping or being (waaaayyyyy) out in the countryside, it's a great place to visit. And if you feel up for a challenge, you can go for a walk or bike ride on the road out of town
I don't remember exactly where it was, somewhere on the road where it wraps around Glamaig heading towards Portree, I was cycling and the wind was so strong I couldn't even make any headway DOWN the mountain! But the landscape is so incredible that the effect of even the most harrowing and inclimate weather is drastically mitigated.

If anybody ends up on the south end of the Pentland Hills park (a good daytrip out from Edinburgh, btw), see if you can find Habbies Howe. (I now nominate Pacioretty as the Habbies Howe, btw.)

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