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Old 9th Oct 2017, 17:09
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Didn't some English politician once suggest that they could dump their nuclear waste shite in Scotland?
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Originally Posted by piperboy84 View Post
And the bird dog taking off from my strip in the opening credits!! I'm sure my left arm was in the shot, the girlfriend said it was probably my belly!
You and the strip got a bit more screen time tonight.
Unfortunately you weren't dubbed into Gaelic so the Angus/Yank twang shone through... and no subtitles
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Old 9th Oct 2017, 21:15
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Didn't some English politician once suggest that they could dump their nuclear waste shite in Scotland?
Think so, but they plumped for a postcode in Central London, inside the Houses of Parliament if I remember correctly. Apparently has warped a lot of peoples minds.......Balls in your Court Mr Bernier
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something else the Scots are sponging from the English in addition to free prescriptions

Dunno what "sponging" is, but if you mean "spongeing" check out the Barnett Formula for funding - if the Scottish government is generous to the lieges in one area then it has to short change them in another. It is a zero sum.
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Within Scotland it is a net zero - the issue of spongeing comes from Barnet - 2012/13 - expenditure per head in England £8,529, expenditure per head in Scotland £10,152.

And hence the 'free' services in a 'country' which if independent would have finances worst than Greece!
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This post seems to have drifted off course!
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Piperboy, good stuff!

However, I wouldn't admit on camera that I was addicted to grass
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This post seems to have drifted off course!
Without being childish, Chevvron started it
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Highland Airports...

This time we got Shetland, East Lothian, Dundee and some wee croft in Forfar of all places... Looks like everyone wants to be a Highlander these days!

The BBC should be done for false advertising!
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Without being childish, Chevvron started it
Without being childish, I did try to attach a Red Devil to show I was joking.
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Old 10th Oct 2017, 16:06
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Originally Posted by Littlest Hobo View Post
This time we got Shetland, East Lothian, Dundee and some wee croft in Forfar of all places... Looks like everyone wants to be a Highlander these days!

The BBC should be done for false advertising!
The problem with trying to keep the show authentic as to the most popular sporting activities in the Highlands is how many viewers are going to watch a show based solely on stern Sunday morning lectures from a grim looking Wee Free minster on the evils of alcohol and liberal fornication while the congregants sit listening intently while also planning their next piss-up and wife swapping party.
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Originally Posted by piperboy84 View Post
planning their next... wife swapping party.
Appying that to my memories of the aging Highland community where I grew up = yuck......

Fine patch of grass youíve got there, by the way
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Without being childish, I did try to attach a Red Devil to show I was joking.
It was noted. To a certain extent, so are we.....apart from the bit about........
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Ah I wondered what BBC ALBA was.
So the licence fee we all have to pay gets you an extra BBC channel in Scotland; something else the Scots are sponging from the English in addition to free prescriptions.http://www.pprune.org/images/icons/46.gif(Why can't I get the 'Red Devil' to appear here?)
Scotland has:
BBC Radio Scotland
Radio Radio Nan Gaidheal.

TV:
BBC 1 Scotland 1
BBC 2 Scotland
BBC Alba

England has:
TV:
BBC North East and Cumbria
BBC North West
BBC Yorkshire
BBC Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
BBC East Midlands
BBC West Midlands
BBC East
BBC West
BBC South
BBC London
BBC South East
BBC South West

Radio:
BBC Essex
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire
BBC Radio Norfolk
BBC Radio Northampton
BBC Radio Suffolk
BBC Three Counties Radio
BBC Radio Derby
BBC Radio Leicester
BBC Radio Nottingham
BBC Radio London
BBC Newcastle
BBC Radio Cumbria
BBC Tees
BBC Radio Lancashire
BBC Radio Manchester
BBC Radio Merseyside
BBC Radio Berkshire
BBC Radio Oxford
BBC Radio Solent
BBC Radio Kent
BBC Surrey
BBC Sussex
BBC Radio Guernsey
BBC Radio Cornwall
BBC Radio Devon
BBC Radio Jersey
BBC Radio Bristol
BBC Radio Gloucestershire
BBC Somerset
BBC Wiltshire
BBC WM
BBC Coventry & Warwickshire
BBC Hereford and Worcester
BBC Radio Shropshire
BBC Radio Stoke
BBC Radio Leeds
BBC Radio Sheffield
BBC Radio York
BBC Radio Humberside
BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Yes, it's a disgrace the licence fee spending is so badly skewed towards Scotland.
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Hey, the Beeb could have come to Strathaven if they were heading out of the highlands.

After all, my father never learned to speak English until he went to school and the sale of the wee bit of Skye croft land went to help pay for this airfield!
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a short piece on certain individuals who not only work hard maintaining grass airstrips but are also devastatingly handsome, highly intelligent and extremely well endowed.
pb84,

I can vouch for the first two qualities. The third one, I'm glad to say, I do not have any information on which I could base an opinion!
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Originally Posted by Littlest Hobo View Post
This time we got Shetland, East Lothian, Dundee and some wee croft in Forfar of all places... Looks like everyone wants to be a Highlander these days!

The BBC should be done for false advertising!
I flew over PP84ís strip yesterday on the way back from Perth to Aberdeen. I was at about 2500 feet and would have gone in lower for a closer look see but it there was an aircraft taxing down there so kept out of the way. Wouldnt mind a fly in one day. Bacon butties??
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Old 11th Oct 2017, 18:30
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I flew over PP84’s strip yesterday on the way back from Perth to Aberdeen. I was at about 2500 feet and would have gone in lower for a closer look see but it there was an aircraft taxing down there so kept out of the way. Wouldnt mind a fly in one day. Bacon butties??
Help yourself, I'm overseas right now so don't answer my phone, cafe gate is at the 27 threshold down the slope then follow the path south for about 200 yards.

Here is the link for the cafe:

http://www.murtontrust.org.uk/index.php/tea-room/

I suppose I better put the disclaimers in, I am not linked with the nature reserve in any way other than being a neighbor, all visits are at your own risk, if you prang your plane or get assaulted by a donkey you're on your own.
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They keep/train fighting donkeys now in Scotland? No end to surprise.
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They keep/train fighting donkeys now in Scotland? No end to surprise.
Jan, the donkeys are only trained to keep the sheep satisfied when the Aberdonians are not in town.
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