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does anyone in Scotland give a shit about the royal wedding?

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ssd Fri 08-Apr-11 19:18:11

I don't am sick of it already

Gooseberrybushes Fri 29-Apr-11 19:39:54

oh please just get independence and be done with it

expatinscotland Fri 29-Apr-11 20:21:00

Independence would never have been given up if it weren't for a few choice English lords holding Scottish titles who sold it up behind the back of the populace.

fairylights Fri 29-Apr-11 21:10:05

K999 - sorry yes I was being a bit tongue in cheek about Edinburgh being full of people from the home counties grin I am English myself (not from the home counties!) and only been living here 7 months and have been surprised at at the number of us up here, even in our area - which is not as glam as the areas you mentioned.. but nice nevertheless. Clearly the majority of Edinburgh-ers (is that the term?) are scottish grin

TheCrackFox Fri 29-Apr-11 21:27:36

There was actually quite a few street parties in Leith. I had a great time. smile

expatinscotland Fri 29-Apr-11 21:43:29

'There was actually quite a few street parties in Leith. I had a great time.'

It's pretty Anglicized in Embra. Leith used to be, well, kind of rough (my husband and elder two children are Leithers). Then it got all 'up and coming' because it's close to town.

Was there a street party in Cables' Wynd? Or that Kirkgate Tower action? How about that slimy pub down the street from us in Queen Charlotte Street not the side going towards the Links?

FA here in Argyll. Unsurprising.

expatinscotland Fri 29-Apr-11 21:46:14

Port o' Leith pub hanging out big banners, then? I know Mary, anything to pull a quid. Eilidh, too. grin

expatinscotland Fri 29-Apr-11 21:49:36

Oh, yeah, the banana flats where SIL used to live, in Citadel Court. They didn't need any excuse to drink and do drugs there!

Then she moved to the Fort. Lots of royalists there, for sure.


ssd Fri 29-Apr-11 21:51:55

the only official street party in Glasgow was cancelled due to lack of interest

good for us scots, we're not taken in by all the hysteria, we're more worried about the economy and the lack of jobs

expatinscotland Fri 29-Apr-11 22:10:52

Although there is no post today, DH used it as an opportunity to put his postal vote for the SNP into the postbox today.

scottishmummy Fri 29-Apr-11 22:11:44

haha,thta funny!where was it-spam valley?
the lenzie or bearsden wifies,whitecraigs?

BadPoet Fri 29-Apr-11 22:16:24

I'm in Scotland. I was hooked on the live coverage today and my mum came round for cucumber sandwiches, heart shaped scones and tea.

My friends in London have been posting FB photos all week of the preparations and it's been lovely to see.

So yes, I do give a shit.

expatinscotland Fri 29-Apr-11 22:20:41

It's all those people who got priced out of Bruntsfield and the entire New Town, SM, my guess is in the tenements around The Links. I somehow doubt it was in Great Junction Street near the Kirkgate or my shortcut (never at night, though) past St. Mary's near our former home and where I used to hear Mass with all the Poles, the HA flats in Queen Charlotte Street. Hibs territory.

Can't see it being anywhere near SIL, either (StewieGM knows where she stays).

scottishmummy Fri 29-Apr-11 22:23:13

i used to love near where you describing,near the albion!

TheCrackFox Fri 29-Apr-11 22:23:31

I've lived in Leith for over 10 yrs and me and DH are both Scottish and working class. I grew up in a council estate. smile

ssd Fri 29-Apr-11 22:24:44

sm shock

I thought you were an ex Glesga punter!

expatinscotland Fri 29-Apr-11 22:25:02

Had a really good day shopping, though. Shopping centre heaving, loads of folks out in Gourock. Scored some cool gear. Staff over and above - DD1 has D-width feet with a high instep. They got her well-fitted for dress shoes for upcoming parties and for when we go to America.

scottishmummy Fri 29-Apr-11 22:27:48

lived edinburgh few years-loved it.still pop over see ma pals

expatinscotland Fri 29-Apr-11 22:31:41

Where, SM? What street? We were in Queen Charlotte Street across from the private nursery in the HA flats.

DH was in Leith, Wardieburn, Royston and finally, the family got the HA house near Inverleith Church, where the DD's were christened and where FIL worked until recently (he is now retired), after SIL became a member of the family.

When we married, we were in Muirhouse, then we got the HA flat back in Leith. Best times of our life, really.

DH's birth, our marriage and the girls' births were all registered in Leith. We married there.

scottishmummy Fri 29-Apr-11 22:34:38

well,the albion was my local and giovannis for chipsgrin

QuickLookBusy Fri 29-Apr-11 22:41:34

Doesn't surprise me that some of you don't give a shit.

I lived in Scotland from the age of 11 to 21. The verbal abuse and bullying that me and other English students went through at school was awful. Nothing was ever done about it despite my parents going into school numerous times. My brother spoke like a born and bread Scotsman after about a month of moving there, as he kept getting beaten up for being English. He was 13 years old.

I'm not saying you are all racist, just that this horrible sniping about the English actually goes a lot further for some people. I have been wondering recently if the awful bombing going on won't at some point be aimed at English people as well as Catholics.

scottishmummy Fri 29-Apr-11 22:43:10

i know exactly where you mean expat.liked it around there good community feel

LisamumtoJake Fri 29-Apr-11 22:53:43

I think you are going a bit far there QuickLookBusy "awful bombing going on won't at some point being aimed at English people as well as Catholics" that is a ridiculous comment to make and very rude and almost makes you the racist!

I'm Scottish, live in Edinburgh, and took a great deal of interest in the wedding today as lots of people i know did, my house watched the whole thing all day, and not only am i proud to be Scottish, I'm proud to be British, my friend is English and she couldn't have gave a monkeys about it today!

ooo and also a leither here on this site, born and raised in Great Junction Street smile

Waswondering Fri 29-Apr-11 22:56:06

Yes -

Re the poster who mentioned Aberdeen - there were official street parties here and also multiple house parties too (most of my colleagues were hosting or attending parties!)

I was at a fabulous party today ... very exciting! smile

scottishmummy Fri 29-Apr-11 22:58:21

QLB,shame about the bullying.never right

BUT you are bandying some eomtive terms
"I'm not saying you are all racist" obvious implication being fair few are

and making some far fetched leaps,are you insinuating the scots will bomb the english

really you are being bitty ott,and bit offensive

QuickLookBusy Fri 29-Apr-11 23:04:51

It isn't a ridiculous statement Lisa

It is a statement based on my experience as an English person living in Scotland.

I was just stating that it wouldn't surprise me if the racisim directed at English by some people didn't spill over into becoming more violent.

And the bombings have drawn attention to what is actually going on in and aroung Glasgow[mostly], regarding the ridiculous way some people treat others not of their religion.

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