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Dock

The Real North (advice please)

After a brilliant first trip to Scotland last year (that was for me the start of a real love affair with this country) we are thinking of heading further north than we went last year. Our first trip was to Arygll (which is about a quarter of the way up) where we stayed by the Firth of Clyde in a village called Innellen near the town of Dunoon. We did a lot of driving around that area and went as far north as Oban. We loved the scenery and the space and the open roads of that part of Scotland but we are up for seeing some bigger mountains. So, can anybody recommend the Cairngorms or other more northerly spots that are worth a look see?
Frazier Cranium

All I can tell you about the Cairngorms is that aside from the silly name which really should be taken the mick out of more, I've been told it's all ace.  True story
Butts

Ullapool - quite near the Isle of Skye, is a beautiful part of the world. Not sure where in relation to other bits it is and it takes ages to get there but it's remote yet populated enough to sustain a good few days holiday.
fartcatcher

midges. i have nothing else to say.
Dock

fartcatcher wrote:
midges. i have nothing else to say.


I never rated Ultravox either.
Grind

Dock wrote:
fartcatcher wrote:
midges. i have nothing else to say.


I never rated Ultravox either.


They were okay before he joined.
Dock

Grind wrote:
Dock wrote:
fartcatcher wrote:
midges. i have nothing else to say.


I never rated Ultravox either.


They were okay before he joined.


Fartcatcher was in Ultravox?  

Does this warrant a Reg enquiry? Any other forum members with histories involving popular beat combos of the eighties? Was Badger in The Style Council? Was Butts in Scritti Polliti? Was Sheeps in Duran Duran?* I think we need the truth.

* It would explain his affection for pastel suits and deck shoes.
Grind

Dock wrote:
Grind wrote:
Dock wrote:
fartcatcher wrote:
midges. i have nothing else to say.


I never rated Ultravox either.


They were okay before he joined.


Fartcatcher was in Ultravox?  

Does this warrant a Reg enquiry? Any other forum members with histories involving popular beat combos of the eighties? Was Badger in The Style Council? Was Butts in Scritti Polliti? Was Sheeps in Duran Duran?* I think we need the truth.

* It would explain his affection for pastel suits and deck shoes.


As discussed elsewhere, I'd rather liked to have been in Blondie.
Dock

Grind wrote:
Dock wrote:
Grind wrote:
Dock wrote:
fartcatcher wrote:
midges. i have nothing else to say.


I never rated Ultravox either.


They were okay before he joined.


Fartcatcher was in Ultravox?  

Does this warrant a Reg enquiry? Any other forum members with histories involving popular beat combos of the eighties? Was Badger in The Style Council? Was Butts in Scritti Polliti? Was Sheeps in Duran Duran?* I think we need the truth.

* It would explain his affection for pastel suits and deck shoes.


As discussed elsewhere, I'd rather liked to have been in Blondie.


Correction: You wanted to be in the blonde girl who was in Blondie.

Back on topic: I'd like to know how Forest felt being the unsung fourth member of Bananarama? I mean how far reaching is this thing?
sheeps

Dock wrote:
Grind wrote:
Dock wrote:
fartcatcher wrote:
midges. i have nothing else to say.


I never rated Ultravox either.


They were okay before he joined.


Fartcatcher was in Ultravox?  

Does this warrant a Reg enquiry? Any other forum members with histories involving popular beat combos of the eighties? Was Badger in The Style Council? Was Butts in Scritti Polliti? Was Sheeps in Duran Duran?* I think we need the truth.

* It would explain his affection for pastel suits and deck shoes.


Jealous, cos I shagged Rio after she danced upon the shore.
sheeps

Dock wrote:
fartcatcher wrote:
midges. i have nothing else to say.


I never rated Ultravox either.


I thought your number one 'Ernie' was about your best.
bearing

Dock, where to start.  

As a starter here are some places for you to plan for.

Towns/Cities

Glasgow - Very 'cool' place with lots of free museums (I think they're all free) and hosting commonwealth games next year.

Edinburgh - Cracking place, loveley architecture ranging from Medievel to Georgian to modern.  Great food and drink too.

Stirling - I used to visit this place weekly with work and adored it.  Good shopping and a fabulous castle and is the gateway to the Highlands so is an ideal base to visit the upland areas and also the lowland areas.

Dundee - Slap bang on the River Tay and also has a nice beach pretty close by for mini Dock.  Captain Scott's ship Discovery is here too.

Aberdeen - The Granite City, pretty rich place due to the oil and also has some cracking beaches.

Inverness - The Highland Capital, pretty close to Loch Ness.  When I was last there it was a pretty low key, quiet city but no less impressive because of it.

Linlithgow - It's where Mary Queen of Scots was born, has a stunning palace which is great for a visit and a picnic on the lawns.  It's equidistance (ish) between Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Perth - Once a capital of Scotland, great food, lovely gardens and has the Stone of Scone close by.  Perth is also on the River Tay.

Ullapool - As Butts eludes to, Ullapool is a wonderful place.  Great base for visiting the Northern Highlands and Outer Hebrides.  It is a very outdoorsy place with loads of adventure type stuff.  A must see is Inverpolly National Nature Reserve which is home to pine martens, wildcats, buzzards and golden eagles.

I'll do you some areas later.
Dock

Ta for the tips.

*takes the High Road*
Grind

It's grim, apparently.
Late Doors

Had a great two weeks there a few year back

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fartcatcher

I once got a nasty bite in the Trossacks
grunt

Been to Burton-on-Trent, it was rubbish.
Late Doors

Burton doesn't suit everybody
bearing

grunt wrote:
Been to Burton-on-Trent, it was rubbish.


Hater!
grunt

Late Doors wrote:
Burton doesn't suit everybody


I get that now. Have to say though, I liked it better before I got it.
grunt

bearing wrote:
grunt wrote:
Been to Burton-on-Trent, it was rubbish.


Hater!


Rubbish place defender!
bearing

grunt wrote:
bearing wrote:
grunt wrote:
Been to Burton-on-Trent, it was rubbish.


Hater!


Rubbish place defender!


Oh but you'll happily drink beer that has been brewed using Burtonised water won't you.

Hater!
sheeps

G' steady lads. this is how Lol n' Mick started.
grunt

bearing wrote:
grunt wrote:
bearing wrote:
grunt wrote:
Been to Burton-on-Trent, it was rubbish.


Hater!


Rubbish place defender!


Oh but you'll happily drink beer that has been brewed using Burtonised water won't you.

Hater!


Not happily no. I'm working on a deBurtonising device to that end.

Shit town apologist!
grunt

sheeps wrote:
G' steady lads. this is how Lol n' Mick started.


Didn't they have a couple of hits in the 80's? Kind of London Boys copyists.

It's a strange way to start a boy band, arguing about Burton, but I'm up for it if bearing is.
bearing

grunt wrote:
bearing wrote:
grunt wrote:
bearing wrote:
grunt wrote:
Been to Burton-on-Trent, it was rubbish.


Hater!


Rubbish place defender!


Oh but you'll happily drink beer that has been brewed using Burtonised water won't you.

Hater!


Not happily no. I'm working on a deBurtonising device to that end.

Shit town apologist!


Nice place antagonist!
grunt

Substandard location endorser!
bearing

grunt wrote:
Substandard location endorser!


Git!
grunt

Concise affront imparter!
bearing

grunt wrote:
Concise affront imparter!


Who told you?
grunt

Word gets around.
bearing

grunt wrote:
Word gets around.


Dock wasn't it?
sheeps

grunt wrote:
sheeps wrote:
G' steady lads. this is how Lol n' Mick started.


Didn't they have a couple of hits in the 80's? Kind of London Boys copyists.

It's a strange way to start a boy band, arguing about Burton, but I'm up for it if bearing is.


They invented pop music in a West Yorkshire town world famous for being world famous, their first release being,Whippet, Whippet, Whippet, Whippet.
Dock

bearing wrote:
grunt wrote:
Word gets around.


Dock wasn't it?


Frankly, yes it was.

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