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Why not a Scottish thread?

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*Polly* Report 23 Sep 2013 21:10

I remember 'notes ' Nolls......Very good,good,fair and indiferent and no note..I still have one of each !! In My Missal..I lived on pilton at the time and crossed Edinburgh.........on my own....aged five....bus to the West End then a policemen escorted the Convent Girls on to the tram !!!Wouldn't happen today...


Robert Report 23 Sep 2013 20:10


Grove Street = Near Sean Connery territory.


GlasgowLass Report 23 Sep 2013 18:14

I go to Edinburgh fairly often.
OFITG.... Have you ever been to Mary King's Close?

For anyone who has never visited this hidden street it would have been one of those tall tenement built streets mentioned in the article.
Rather than demolish it competely, the top portions only were cut away, and the lower parts were then used as the foundations of the Royal Exchange which was then built on top.

This is now a visitor attraction, accessed by a steep stairwell from an adoining building.
Once down there, you can see just how closely they were built to each other.
Only a few feet apart and on a very steep slope.
I would guess that the further down the hill, the higher the buildings would have been
I cannot imagine that the sun ever reached these alleyways!

Nolls from Harrogate

Nolls from Harrogate Report 23 Sep 2013 17:23

Anyone from Currie or Balerno? Lived in both places after we got married Balerno being the last place we lived in before we went down South. What a surprise when we were in Perth Aus during Scottish week , we had gone into a very small cafe and got talking , couple at next table called over to us after hearing Balerno mentioned ... "We're from there" they said...what a surprise anyway we got talking and then the only other couple in the shop came up to us before leaving and said>>> "So are we" ........Well small world ...I might add we then went on a bus and asked the person in front where we were .. guess where she came from? no not Balerno but Edin. :-D


OneFootInTheGrave Report 23 Sep 2013 17:05

I worked in Edinburgh from 1962 until 1969, travelled everyday by train from Inverkeithing in Fife, moved to Edinburgh in 1979, first lived in Grove Street on corner of Fountainbridge then moved to Lennox Street in the New Town, always loved Edinburgh :-)


Robert Report 23 Sep 2013 15:58

Born in Edinburgh's New Town but brought up beside Saughton Prison, I have experienced a wide range of Edinburgh life.


OneFootInTheGrave Report 23 Sep 2013 15:46

For those, like myself, that have fond memories of Edinburgh, there is a very interesting article in the Edinburgh Evening News:-

Lost Edinburgh - The North Bridge

Edinburgh's grand New Town is regarded by many to be the physical evidence of the Scottish Enlightenment but its very existence is owed to a feature of the city which is frequently overlooked.

Edinburgh in the 1700s was a very different city to the one we know today. The city boundary was restricted to the dramatic crag and tail feature which swept eastwards from the castle. Up to 35,000 people inhabited a space under a mile long making Scotland’s capital one of the most densely populated urban areas in the world at that time. The overcrowded population were crammed into crumbling tenements, many of them up to fourteen storeys high in order to make the most of the limited space.

Edinburgh’s nobility were often forced to accept the unthinkable and share dwellings with the lower classes. Change was not just desired, it was deemed an absolute necessity if the city was ever to move forward.

Nolls from Harrogate

Nolls from Harrogate Report 22 Sep 2013 16:01

Oh! I never was Polly .... never was haha!!! remember notes? I got no notes one timen opps! :-S


LadyScozz Report 22 Sep 2013 00:27

here's an Aussie tv presenter in Scotland........

Does she want a medal? rofl :-D

My brother lives near a butcher who makes haggis........... brother buys haggis when he had a bbq, or is invited to a bbq... and he torments people with it :-0 :-D


GoldenGirl1 Report 21 Sep 2013 21:48

Hiya cuz :-D :-D :-D <3


LadyScozz Report 21 Sep 2013 21:45

We're all Jock Tamson's bairns :-D

Hello all my lovely cousins :-D <3 :-D


*Polly* Report 21 Sep 2013 20:49

Got your pm..Yes,I enjoyed school but you had to be a bit naughty to enjoy it..... :-D

Nolls from Harrogate

Nolls from Harrogate Report 21 Sep 2013 20:19

Sorry Polly didn't realise it was you have sent you a pm . Yes can remember all these things haha Happy Days (I think lol!) :-D


*Polly* Report 21 Sep 2013 13:17

Hello Nolls . I remember you from yars ago on here,,I was in Edinburgh at school from 1951-55,the went to Queen's Cross from 55- 63...What years were your cousins there,,There were only about 80 boarders so we knew everyone...Did you ever read that book Frost in May by Antonia was about Sacred Heart Convents ,Reember the clickers the nuns had to file us into chapel etc ? and the little lambs on 8th December ? Happy days...Very ,very strict...


Robert Report 21 Sep 2013 13:03

Do you think we are all related???

Nolls from Harrogate

Nolls from Harrogate Report 21 Sep 2013 12:34

Lady Scozz what a clever name did wonder where it came from :-D :-D

Nolls from Harrogate

Nolls from Harrogate Report 21 Sep 2013 12:33

Hi just back my laptop is in getting mended (again) so on son's one .

Polly I was at Craiglockhart Convent in Edinburgh the sister school to Queens Cross I remember going with our senior school for a trip to Q.C. where you put on a show ... The Gondoliers I'm afraid at the age of about 15 didn't really appreciate it but we had a fab time think QC also came to visit us. My 2 cousins also went as borders to Q.C. round about the 60's :-D


Robert Report 20 Sep 2013 20:23

Yes GlasgowLass, but the 6.25% will be real quality.


GlasgowLass Report 20 Sep 2013 15:54

You are right Robert.

I did the research on my own family

Last time that two of my SCOTTISH direct ancestors entered into a marriage was in 1815.
Their son, my gg grandfather was 100% Scottish, but he took an Irish wife.... so did his son. ( 50% Scottish)... .and his grandaughter. (25% Scottish)... and then my Dad (12.5% Scottish)

As my mum was 100% Irish, that makes me 6.25% Scottish and 93.75% IRISH!


Robert Report 20 Sep 2013 15:28

Yes LadyScozz

This thread IS for anyone with Scottish connections no matter how loose (the connections I mean!!) or anyone who, as you say, would like to be Scottish