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Forum: Beer Tent Archive 06-07-2007, 03:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,116
Re: No More Ivory Bagpipes On Ebay?

I agree with this. So long as people see ivory as something desireable, it will continue to have value and poaching will continue. Sadly, this is true to some extent despite the distinction drawn...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 05-27-2007, 11:00 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,974
Re: New Forum Format

Well it all seems good to me, can't see what all the grumbling is about. Give it a few days and you'll be totally used to it. Well done chaps!

If I had to complain about anything, I'd say can we...
Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 05-09-2007, 02:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Re: Piper MacKay's Wedding Anniversary

Piper Mackay was a little surprised to discover that the toothbrush was invented in Louisiana. Of course, he should have known better - if it had been invented anywhere else it would have been called...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 04-19-2007, 06:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 564
Re: Pound goes through the $2 barrier...

Perol (gasoline) is currently approximately $7.25 per US gallon here in the UK.

Oh, and your friend will have to live with having a US keyboard, and should really have declared the laptop and paid...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 04-17-2007, 10:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,470
Re: Most Popular Tea in Scotland?

Kevin,

Tea- Milk, no sugar.
Coffee- Never. Tastes like it should be eaten with a knife and fork.

Twinings- yes, very nice. I've just discovered they do decaf...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 04-16-2007, 03:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,470
Re: Most Popular Tea in Scotland?

Typhoo decaf.

Outside of my own house I'll drink almost any tea though, I'm not fussy. Having said that, Lipton, which seems fairly universal outside of the UK is not to my taste. Any port in a...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 04-16-2007, 05:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,295
Re: The Act of Union 1707

I think there are two aspects to your post, David, and to those preceding it. Firstly there is the question of the continuing existence of a distinct Scottish culture. Having lived here all my life,...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 04-06-2007, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Re: Hoots mon

Actually I've just realised it is still in occasional use. A phrase that my parents frequently used, and I still occasionally use, is 'I don't care two hoots', which translates as 'I don't give a...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 04-06-2007, 06:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Re: Hoots mon

'Hoots' is an exclamation used to express disgust, annoyance or incredulity. It is more commonly spelled 'Hoot' or 'Hout'.

'Mon' is simply a corruption of 'man', so 'Hoots mon' means something...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 04-04-2007, 03:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,456
Re: how to pronounce a tune

Sort of, except the 'ch' is gutteral, as in 'loch', not hard as in 'Killiecrankie'.

Chilliechassie does not exist as a placename on the current Ordnance Survey 1:50000 maps. It is likely an...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 04-02-2007, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Re: LPBS Contest

Damn. Unfortunately I missed it too. I'm currently on a vessel about 100 miles east of Aberdeen so I suppose that's as good an excuse as any.

Rich.
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 03-28-2007, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Re: getting around scotland

I'd say Dale's advice is very sound.
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 03-28-2007, 09:38 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,392
Re: Scottish accent in movies

In case anyone hasn't seen 'Restless Natives', in this clip, the two lads have been robbing coaches and are understandably nervous around policemen.

Youtube clip...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 03-28-2007, 09:02 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,392
Re: Scottish accent in movies

Aah, Teri Lally... :thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 03-28-2007, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 421
Re: extra-extra-extra large pipe bag on Ebay

Can you imagine, a thousand years from now, some archaeologist digs it up from land-fill (where it rightly belongs) and decides to make a full scale working replica... <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/shocked.gif
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-17-2007, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,148
Re: Was there ever an Anachie Gordon?

There are two locations in Aberdeenshire called Auchanachie. The prefix 'Auch' comes from 'Achadh' which is gaelic for 'field'. The Frasers of Saltoun were from around Fraserburgh not so very far...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 03-01-2007, 05:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 673
Re: Why it is cool to go to Highland Games

Personally I think Border Collies taste better smothered in satay sauce :lol:

Sorry, couldn't resist...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 02-27-2007, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Re: Pipeline

There's a thread answering this in the music forum.

To save you going there, courtesy of Meltin' Birl we have the following information, though apparently it may not be entirely accurate.
...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-19-2007, 05:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,293
Re: scottish translations

Both right, Robin &amp; Maitland, the word refers both to the brassica itself and to various broths made from or including it.

Also Robin, your spelling was right both times, it can be spelled 'kail'...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-17-2007, 07:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,295
Re: The Act of Union 1707

You're right, but it's also true that by entering in to what was an unequal union in so far as English MPs greatly outnumbered Scottish ones, Scotland did indeed 'voluntarily' relinquish its...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-17-2007, 06:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,293
Re: scottish translations

It's 'braigh' in Gaelic and the pronounciation is pretty much the same, as is the meaning, in so far as my scanty knowledge extends.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-17-2007, 04:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,295
Re: The Act of Union 1707

Maitland, sovereignty isn't necessarily held by the sovereign. It essentially means 'power' i.e. whoever (or whatever group) holds power is the one who has sovereignty. Sovereingnty no longer lies in...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-16-2007, 02:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,293
Re: scottish translations

For those of you in black and white... :D

If you want to translate single words, try this useful Scots dictionary (http://www.dsl.ac.uk/)

If you want entire songs or poems, just ask....
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-16-2007, 02:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,295
Re: The Act of Union 1707

That was certainly a major factor, along with England's threat of trading sanctions and the above mentioned 'incentives'.

The fact remains however that it was hugely unpopular with the general...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 02-15-2007, 04:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 567
Re: I wonder whos pipes these were?

That's what I immediately thought.
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