The right way to handle the Scottish Independence?

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Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Postby Paulatic » 17 Oct 2019, 4:04pm

Mick F wrote:Of course we can still be nice to each other! :D
Same as any country.

However, I don't like porridge, and I don't like whiskey. Not fond of haggis though we used to eat it now and again when the girls were little when we lived up there.

What else do they produce that I may like?

Could I tempt you with a Tunnock's Tea cake or Caramel Wafer?

You might not like Whiskey but have you tried a good malt Whisky :D
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Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Postby Mick F » 17 Oct 2019, 4:15pm

Paulatic wrote:
Mick F wrote:Of course we can still be nice to each other! :D
Same as any country.

However, I don't like porridge, and I don't like whiskey. Not fond of haggis though we used to eat it now and again when the girls were little when we lived up there.

What else do they produce that I may like?

Could I tempt you with a Tunnock's Tea cake or Caramel Wafer?

You might not like Whiskey but have you tried a good malt Whisky :D
Tunnock's I can do without. Gray Dunn Caramel Wafers I've not touched in many a long decade.
Good malt whiskey is ok I suppose, but again, not had any in many a long decade.

Come on guys, what does Scotland produce that I actually want and need?
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Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Postby Paulatic » 17 Oct 2019, 5:02pm

Mick F wrote:
Paulatic wrote:
Mick F wrote:Of course we can still be nice to each other! :D
Same as any country.

However, I don't like porridge, and I don't like whiskey. Not fond of haggis though we used to eat it now and again when the girls were little when we lived up there.

What else do they produce that I may like?

Could I tempt you with a Tunnock's Tea cake or Caramel Wafer?

You might not like Whiskey but have you tried a good malt Whisky :D
Tunnock's I can do without. Gray Dunn Caramel Wafers I've not touched in many a long decade.
Good malt whiskey is ok I suppose, but again, not had any in many a long decade.

Come on guys, what does Scotland produce that I actually want and need?


OK Potatoes then...do you eat or grow potatoes?
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Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Postby Cunobelin » 17 Oct 2019, 6:06pm

Mick F wrote:You get that from Wales and England too.



Different flavours though...

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Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Postby Cunobelin » 17 Oct 2019, 6:08pm

Slightly OT

From a pub in Rotterdam

The greatest invention by Man is wine.


Some would argue that it is the wheel

However have you ever tried combining a wheel with cheese?

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Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Postby Mick F » 17 Oct 2019, 6:44pm

Paulatic wrote:OK Potatoes then...do you eat or grow potatoes?
All seed grown in Edinburgh and all high health seed pots come from Scotland and a few from Northumberland and Cumbria.
Cornish Wilja
Grown at Dupath about four miles from here.
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Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Postby Paulatic » 17 Oct 2019, 8:43pm

Mick F wrote:
Paulatic wrote:OK Potatoes then...do you eat or grow potatoes?
All seed grown in Edinburgh and all high health seed pots come from Scotland and a few from Northumberland and Cumbria.
Cornish Wilja
Grown at Dupath about four miles from here.

Assuming that is just a Wilja ( EU was good for something then :D ) grown in Cornwall then when your growers get problems, disease or reduced yields, they will need to get certified seed. That’s Scotland then!
Unless of course Brexit drop or reduce plant health standards.
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Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Postby Paulatic » 17 Oct 2019, 9:21pm

Thanks Mick, From your link
We recommend buying your seed potatoes from certified suppliers because those sold in supermarkets for consumption can be a source of disease and pest. We would avoid buying them from online general retailers such as as Amazon or E-bay unless you know exactly who is supplying the seed potatoes.

In 1970 I learnt certified potatoes come from Scotland and a few in Northumberland and Cumbria. In those days it was also illegal to take potatoes from England into Scotland. Whilst that last fact is probably no longer policed I believe the first fact to still be true.
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Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Postby Tangled Metal » 17 Oct 2019, 9:25pm

Tunnocks is very unhealthy even when compared to similar biscuits. Saturated fats in a wrapper! Nice though.

How about a tartan beret with fake ginger hair? The first services we used to stop in on our way up to the highlands always had plenty of them. Surely if they're being sold there must be loads imported by people leaving Scotland.

Good single malt is nice but there's increasingly nice malts and other spirits from other parts of the world too. I think I could live without whiskey. Not least because I live near Cumbria. It seems there's a lot of breweries, distillers, etc in Cumbria to keep me busy sampling them for years. With being spoilt like that who needs Scottish malt whiskey?

You do get Scottish grown raspberries, Loganberries and other soft fruits though. They're nice but not unique.

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Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Postby Tangled Metal » 17 Oct 2019, 9:26pm

Paulatic wrote:Thanks Mick, From your link
We recommend buying your seed potatoes from certified suppliers because those sold in supermarkets for consumption can be a source of disease and pest. We would avoid buying them from online general retailers such as as Amazon or E-bay unless you know exactly who is supplying the seed potatoes.

In 1970 I learnt certified potatoes come from Scotland and a few in Northumberland and Cumbria. In those days it was also illegal to take potatoes from England into Scotland. Whilst that last fact is probably no longer policed I believe the first fact to still be true.

So certified seed potatoes can come from England then? Who needs Scotland then?

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Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Postby landsurfer » 17 Oct 2019, 9:30pm

Mick F wrote:The Scots came from Ireland. It was Pictland before the Scots took over.


The Scots came from Northern Ireland .. the original Ulster which included Donegal ... hence the affinity between the two peoples, many assume it is a sectarian connection .. It's not ... we are the same people ..
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Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Postby Paulatic » 17 Oct 2019, 9:34pm

Tangled Metal wrote:
Paulatic wrote:Thanks Mick, From your link
We recommend buying your seed potatoes from certified suppliers because those sold in supermarkets for consumption can be a source of disease and pest. We would avoid buying them from online general retailers such as as Amazon or E-bay unless you know exactly who is supplying the seed potatoes.

In 1970 I learnt certified potatoes come from Scotland and a few in Northumberland and Cumbria. In those days it was also illegal to take potatoes from England into Scotland. Whilst that last fact is probably no longer policed I believe the first fact to still be true.

So certified seed potatoes can come from England then? Who needs Scotland then?


Of course there are and if you believe those few farms in England can fulfil your needs for certified seed then it’s all honky dory.
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Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Postby brynpoeth » 17 Oct 2019, 9:41pm

Potatoes are from South America :wink:
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Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Postby Paulatic » 17 Oct 2019, 9:42pm

landsurfer wrote:
Mick F wrote:The Scots came from Ireland. It was Pictland before the Scots took over.


The Scots came from Northern Ireland .. the original Ulster which included Donegal ... hence the affinity between the two peoples, many assume it is a sectarian connection .. It's not ... we are the same people ..

Researching my family history on my mother’s side they arrived in Glasgow with an Irish surname. A couple of generations later they left Glasgow for Teesside with a Scottish surname.
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