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by ambodach
4 Oct 2018, 4:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Brexit and Farming.
Replies: 81
Views: 5909

Re: Brexit and Farming.

Ben@Forrest I do not bother to keep details of government misdeeds as there are so many of them but I assure you that money given specifically for Scottish farmers was withheld and redirected to English farmers. This was within the last couple of years.
by ambodach
4 Oct 2018, 11:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Brexit and Farming.
Replies: 81
Views: 5909

Re: Brexit and Farming.

This reminds me of the £320M given by the EU to the Westminster Govt. specifically to subsidised Scottish hill farmers. Somehow it got diverted to the pockets of large lowland farms in southern England. A cynic could surmise all sorts of reasons for that. I could not possibly comment.
by ambodach
4 Oct 2018, 11:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Recommend me a phone.
Replies: 17
Views: 458

Re: Recommend me a phone.

I have a Moto e which seems to have good camera and fits nicely in my pocket.
by ambodach
23 Sep 2018, 11:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Walking Britain’s lost railways
Replies: 30
Views: 829

Re: Walking Britain’s lost railways

I very much doubt that anyone would put a bus or tram along the route from Elgin to Portsoy. The whole of that north Buchan coast is one of my favourite routes to meander around.
by ambodach
23 Sep 2018, 11:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 154
Views: 3476

Re: Visitors

We do not have squirrels of any kind on Isle of Mull. Somebody suggested introducing reds here and the RSPB had their usual hairy fits and the idea was dropped. We have no foxes either. A friend of mine who is a countryside ranger found a dead fox once but reckoned somebody had brought it from the m...
by ambodach
23 Sep 2018, 10:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Keeping bottles sterilised
Replies: 77
Views: 1863

Re: Keeping bottles sterilised

I also have an Isostar bottle like Granville T. which is used in the same way and will be the same age. I only use water and just rinse under cold tap and leave lid off till next time. I never use nipples for drinking as I prefer to stop for a drink and unscrew the top. There is indeed an unhealthy ...
by ambodach
15 Sep 2018, 4:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: OS bagging
Replies: 58
Views: 2133

Re: OS bagging

Thanks Lance most interesting. There is one just a couple of hundred yards from my house. Most get out there for a look.
by ambodach
15 Sep 2018, 3:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why I wont do Internet banking?
Replies: 17
Views: 786

Re: Why I wont do Internet banking?

This week we have had a spate of phone calls on landlines from “Clydesdale Bank Security “ warning of suspicious activity on our accounts. Talking to people it appears to have been the elderly who were targeted. I got such a call but recognised the scam immediately. Having electronic access to my ac...
by ambodach
15 Sep 2018, 3:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7742
Views: 208439

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

One final point from me. The remark that English businessmen would move out of Scotland if there was independence is probably based on the understanding that they would have to pay a proper living wage to their employees. That would certainly be a price they could not thole. I have also had this rem...
by ambodach
14 Sep 2018, 3:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7742
Views: 208439

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Al-yrpal you are spouting rubbish based on too much Daily Mail and BBC. Yes there is a devolved Parliament in Scotland but Westminster is currently trying to remove most of it’s powers as it runs our public services to a much better standard than England. The SNP do not hate the English which is jus...
by ambodach
13 Sep 2018, 4:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 710
Views: 40077

Re: TV licensing...

Yes Lance D. but multinationals have expensive lawyers and probably govt. ministers on board. Much easier to rob the poor who have no such protection. Besides is it not said “ unto him who hath shall be given and he who hath not shall have anything he hath taken away” or something like that anyway.
by ambodach
13 Sep 2018, 12:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7742
Views: 208439

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

So far as Scotland v rUk is concerned we were told that if we voted for Scotland we would be taken out of the EU against our will. Since a majority in Scotland wanted to stay in the EU this obviously influenced the vote. So what do we get? Those who voted for rUK on that basis conned as they are now...
by ambodach
12 Sep 2018, 5:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Libraries, public, decline of: DDC 020.336
Replies: 135
Views: 5477

Re: Libraries, public, decline of: DDC 020.336

My local school now houses the public library run by an enthusiastic and helpful librarian but only available to the public out with school hours. I have requested and got a few books but it can sometimes take a while. I wanted”The Cyclist Who Went Out In The Cold” but it has not appeared because on...
by ambodach
12 Sep 2018, 5:40pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Best value Electric Mountain bike ?
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: Best value Electric Mountain bike ?

Under £1000 you may struggle to find something. Much depends on the terrain and what hills are involved. I use my GTech Sport on forestry tracks tho’ the standard tyres are not ideal for muddy conditions. I have quite a bit of off road experience but the motor sometimes gives me a shove when I do no...
by ambodach
11 Sep 2018, 8:49am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Counter intuitive power-assistance response
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: Counter intuative

Thanks for that stodd. Very helpful.