Posts tagged ‘scotland’

January 4, 2019

Please Brexit the room in an orderly fashion

by allthoughtswork

An Englishman, a Scotsman and an Irishman walk into a bar...


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January 1, 2019

Scotland: the Morning after the Night before

by duncanr

nothing clears the head better after drinking copious amounts of alcohol to welcome in the New Year than a quick dip in the freezing waters of the North Sea, off the East coast of Scotland – mind you, ye’d huv tae be aff yer heid wi’ drink tae dae sic a thing, which is why they cry it the ‘loony dook

the biggest such loony dook is at South Queensferry on the northern outskirts of Edinburgh but I couldn’t find a decent video of this event posted yet on youtube so, instead, here’s a vid of the loony dook at Edinburgh’s Portobello beach

December 31, 2018

And so it starts

by duncanr

Hogmany/New Year is the occasion for great celebration in Scotland, much more so than Xmas

indeed, for 400 years – mid 16th century – mid 20th Century – christmas was hardly celebrated at all in Scotland with December 25 only becoming a public holiday in 1958 and Boxing Day . . .not recognised as a festive holiday until 1974 ( )

while the rest of the world parties on New Years Eve to say goodbye to the old and welcome in the new, in Scotland, New Year celebrations start before Dec 31 and extend beyond Jan 01

so it was that yesterday saw thousands of ordinary revellers bearing flaming torches join pipers and other entertainers in a parade through the streets of Edinburgh . . .

December 27, 2018

Let the Wind blow High

by duncanr

the kilt (with nothing worn underneath it, of course) has been described as a garment ideally suited for shitting, and shagging – it is not without drawbacks, however, when climbing Scotland’s mountains in mid-December . . .

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November 30, 2018

Make Someone’s Day

by duncanr

today, 30th Nov, is St Andrew’s Day in Scotland – when Scot’s commemorate the patron saint of their country

goes without saying that a great deal of alcohol is involved in these celebrations

this year, however, the message being promoted is that St Andrews Day is more than just an excuse to get ‘blootered’ . . .

November 15, 2018

Scottish Wildcats

by duncanr

more about effort to support and

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August 22, 2018

Ancient Scotland

by duncanr

Having spent the past seven months travelling all over Scotland to shoot my new film, ANCIENT SCOTLAND, I’ve never been more proud to call this country home‘ (John Duncan)

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August 8, 2018

Glasgow’s drying green: Now twice as dry and half as green!

by allthoughtswork

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The place where Duncan’s ma would hang up his kit to dry hasn’t seen a pair of his tighty-whities in decades. Which is unfortunate because, the climate being what it is, he could probably dry the entire contents of his lingerie drawer now in minutes.

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June 12, 2018

Beinn Alligin, and the Northern Lights

by duncanr

been many a long year since I climbed and camped on the braes o’ Scotland’s hills and mountains

videos like this make me yearn for the days of my youth again !

March 21, 2018

Steve seen in Scotland

by duncanr

STEVE – a Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement was spotted in Scotland the other night, alongside the Aurora Borealis

unlike the Aurora, however, which is green, Steve is purple and has a distinctive arc-shape

scientists are keen to learn more about the rare phenomenon –