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annon
2005-09-08 22:37:58 UTC
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Hi,

I am looking forward to studying at Aberdeen University this term. I
currently live in London. So, if possible could anyone here give me any
information about the attitude towards ethnic minorities at Aberdeen?

Thank you v much.
Ian Morrison
2005-09-08 22:58:59 UTC
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Hi,
I am looking forward to studying at Aberdeen University this term. I
currently live in London. So, if possible could anyone here give me any
information about the attitude towards ethnic minorities at Aberdeen?
Thank you v much.
My immediate reaction to your question is "relaxed".

Aberdeen, according to recent news reports, has a higher level of
immigrants, of all kinds, than most Scottish cities (thanks, primarily,
to the oil industry), and I haven't heard of any serious problems there.

As always, much depends on individual attitudes. Some supporters of
Aberdeen Football Club, for example, have a reputation for pretty nasty
behaviour, but in my experience it is unlikely to be directed at anyone
outside the immediate environs of Pittodrie stadium.

There are people who live in Aberdeen, and others who come from that
city, who post here. I have to admit that I am severely prejudiced
against the city and its populace, so you should bear that in mind when
reading my advice above.

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Shytot
2005-09-09 02:57:46 UTC
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Hi,
I am looking forward to studying at Aberdeen University this term. I
currently live in London. So, if possible could anyone here give me any
information about the attitude towards ethnic minorities at Aberdeen?
Thank you v much.
My immediate reaction to your question is "relaxed".
Aberdeen, according to recent news reports, has a higher level of
immigrants, of all kinds, than most Scottish cities (thanks, primarily,
to the oil industry), and I haven't heard of any serious problems there.
As always, much depends on individual attitudes. Some supporters of
Aberdeen Football Club, for example, have a reputation for pretty nasty
behaviour, but in my experience it is unlikely to be directed at anyone
outside the immediate environs of Pittodrie stadium.
Nasty behaviour? Jees compared to teh Huns or Tims their behaviour is great.
There used to be a casual element when Aberdeen were a real football team
but they are not os active now I have heard.
Basicall you will be fine provided you are not *nglish or a wanker. If you
are both then better to study in Edinburgh or Glasgow.


Shytot
Jackie Mulheron
2005-09-10 20:51:02 UTC
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Post by annon
Hi,
I am looking forward to studying at Aberdeen University this term. I
currently live in London. So, if possible could anyone here give me any
information about the attitude towards ethnic minorities at Aberdeen?
Thank you v much.
My immediate reaction to your question is "relaxed".
Aberdeen, according to recent news reports, has a higher level of
immigrants, of all kinds, than most Scottish cities (thanks, primarily, to
the oil industry), and I haven't heard of any serious problems there.
As always, much depends on individual attitudes. Some supporters of
Aberdeen Football Club, for example, have a reputation for pretty nasty
behaviour, but in my experience it is unlikely to be directed at anyone
outside the immediate environs of Pittodrie stadium.
In short - "Don't wear a Rangers top".
Mac_Ray
2005-09-08 23:00:20 UTC
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Hi,
I am looking forward to studying at Aberdeen University this term. I
currently live in London. So, if possible could anyone here give me any
information about the attitude towards ethnic minorities at Aberdeen?
Aberdeen is a tolerant enough place, though like most places there are a few
idiots about. But I wouldn't worry unduly if I were you. Bear in mind that
although it is quite a small city (200,000 or so) it has had a huge influx
of people from all around the world attracted to it by the oil industry, so
its reasonably cosmopolitan. Nowhere near as cosmpolitan as London - but few
places are. Just be yourself.
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Thank you v much.
Nae bother. Enjoy yourself.
Charles Ellson
2005-09-08 23:29:53 UTC
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Hi,
I am looking forward to studying at Aberdeen University this term. I
currently live in London. So, if possible could anyone here give me any
information about the attitude towards ethnic minorities at Aberdeen?
As long as you haven't got a thick coat of soft curly hair you should
be OK. ;-)
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Aberdeen is a tolerant enough place, though like most places there are a few
idiots about. But I wouldn't worry unduly if I were you. Bear in mind that
although it is quite a small city (200,000 or so) it has had a huge influx
of people from all around the world attracted to it by the oil industry,
Not forgetting seaborne visitors for the last several hundred years.
In common with other ports strange faces don't usually attract a
second glance from locals.
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so
its reasonably cosmopolitan. Nowhere near as cosmpolitan as London - but few
places are. Just be yourself.
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Thank you v much.
Nae bother. Enjoy yourself.
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anon
2005-09-08 23:34:16 UTC
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Hi,
I am looking forward to studying at Aberdeen University this term. I
currently live in London. So, if possible could anyone here give me any
information about the attitude towards ethnic minorities at Aberdeen?
Aberdeen is a tolerant enough place, though like most places there are a few
idiots about. But I wouldn't worry unduly if I were you. Bear in mind that
although it is quite a small city (200,000 or so) it has had a huge influx
of people from all around the world attracted to it by the oil industry, so
its reasonably cosmopolitan. Nowhere near as cosmpolitan as London - but few
places are. Just be yourself.
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Thank you v much.
Nae bother. Enjoy yourself.
Thanks guys. That was quiet reassuring. What about outside the oil industry
and into the University itself, is the environment there also relaxed?

I come from an Asian background, so I was slightly concerned seeing as
though I have not ventured to that part of Scotland yet. Hence, seeing what
some Muslims are doing now "suicide bombings", "sept 11" etc, I was just
worried about prejudice/racism. Which will be a pain especially considering
that I would have to live 4 years there for my degree.

I have been to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling - all of which seemed nice.
Scottish cities are beautiful in general - which was one the reasons why I
have decided to study up there, I wanted a change from cosmopolitan London.

I look forward to having a good time there.

Thanks again.
d***@dundeedirect.co.uk
2005-09-09 00:46:49 UTC
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Dundee has a student population of 15,000, and a large Muslim
population.
Dundee is very re.....lax........where was I?...ed.
Oh except when it comes to MerKins.
***@ve Dundee.
Shytot
2005-09-09 03:10:44 UTC
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Hi,
I am looking forward to studying at Aberdeen University this term. I
currently live in London. So, if possible could anyone here give me any
information about the attitude towards ethnic minorities at Aberdeen?
Aberdeen is a tolerant enough place, though like most places there are a few
idiots about. But I wouldn't worry unduly if I were you. Bear in mind that
although it is quite a small city (200,000 or so) it has had a huge influx
of people from all around the world attracted to it by the oil industry, so
its reasonably cosmopolitan. Nowhere near as cosmpolitan as London - but few
places are. Just be yourself.
Post by annon
Thank you v much.
Nae bother. Enjoy yourself.
Thanks guys. That was quiet reassuring. What about outside the oil industry
and into the University itself, is the environment there also relaxed?
I come from an Asian background, so I was slightly concerned seeing as
though I have not ventured to that part of Scotland yet. Hence, seeing what
some Muslims are doing now "suicide bombings", "sept 11" etc, I was just
worried about prejudice/racism. Which will be a pain especially considering
that I would have to live 4 years there for my degree.
I have been to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling - all of which seemed nice.
Scottish cities are beautiful in general - which was one the reasons why I
have decided to study up there, I wanted a change from cosmopolitan London.
I look forward to having a good time there.
Thanks again.
If you are an Asian woman they you will be fine.There are many massage
parlours you can work in. A Paki man then there are plenty of corner shops
around for you to buy. If you are Chinese then there is not such a big
Chinese community as say Manchester or London.
If you are thinking of blowing yourself up then I recommend London - they
have more experience and can help you prime the bomb a lot better.
Aberdonian Pakistanis have little experience with bombs. They don't believe
in the Koran in Aberdeen either though they are not predudice against
Catholics unlike say Glasgow. In fact Aberdonians hate Glaswegians just as
much as the *nglish thinking them to be scruffy and un-educated (which is
generally true but no reason to dislike them quite as much as they do). They
just about tolerate Dundonians with a grudge and Edinburgh is definately
considered ok though full of poofs.
The sheep thing was an invention by Celtic supporters. In fact there much
more sheep just north of Glasgow than the whole of Aberdeenshire which is
mainly cattle and crops. So if you have come to shag sheep better to head
for the highlands north of Glasgow.
Its a great place for students though you may find it cold in winter - and
summer. Aberdeen is the Gaelic word for Hyperthermia did you know? There is
gerat countryside around Royal Deeside and lovely sunsets in the summer and
early Autumn.
The language will take a bit of getting used to. Unlike Glasgow they do not
speak Pakistani but a form of English that is unique to the North East. Div
ye ken fit yer deein min?

Shytot
anon
2005-09-09 04:59:02 UTC
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Hi,
I am looking forward to studying at Aberdeen University this term. I
currently live in London. So, if possible could anyone here give me any
information about the attitude towards ethnic minorities at Aberdeen?
Aberdeen is a tolerant enough place, though like most places there are
a
few
idiots about. But I wouldn't worry unduly if I were you. Bear in mind
that
Post by anon
Post by Mac_Ray
although it is quite a small city (200,000 or so) it has had a huge
influx
Post by anon
Post by Mac_Ray
of people from all around the world attracted to it by the oil
industry,
so
its reasonably cosmopolitan. Nowhere near as cosmpolitan as London -
but
few
places are. Just be yourself.
Post by annon
Thank you v much.
Nae bother. Enjoy yourself.
Thanks guys. That was quiet reassuring. What about outside the oil
industry
Post by anon
and into the University itself, is the environment there also relaxed?
I come from an Asian background, so I was slightly concerned seeing as
though I have not ventured to that part of Scotland yet. Hence, seeing
what
Post by anon
some Muslims are doing now "suicide bombings", "sept 11" etc, I was just
worried about prejudice/racism. Which will be a pain especially
considering
Post by anon
that I would have to live 4 years there for my degree.
I have been to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling - all of which seemed nice.
Scottish cities are beautiful in general - which was one the reasons why I
have decided to study up there, I wanted a change from cosmopolitan
London.
Post by anon
I look forward to having a good time there.
Thanks again.
If you are an Asian woman they you will be fine.There are many massage
parlours you can work in. A Paki man then there are plenty of corner shops
around for you to buy. If you are Chinese then there is not such a big
I am neither interested (or currently am ) in working inside a corner shop
as much as you interested/ or currently engaging in sheep- shagging :)
rather I am going to Aberdeen to get a degree so that I can work in an
industry other then the local corner shop. As for the Koran et al , I
consider myself to be a liberal muslim, who indulges in drinking , partying,
etc so strapping C4 on my chest in the name of Islam is out of the equation.
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Chinese community as say Manchester or London.
If you are thinking of blowing yourself up then I recommend London - they
have more experience and can help you prime the bomb a lot better.
Aberdonian Pakistanis have little experience with bombs. They don't believe
in the Koran in Aberdeen either though they are not predudice against
Catholics unlike say Glasgow. In fact Aberdonians hate Glaswegians just as
much as the *nglish thinking them to be scruffy and un-educated (which is
generally true but no reason to dislike them quite as much as they do). They
just about tolerate Dundonians with a grudge and Edinburgh is definately
considered ok though full of poofs.
Really? Who do you like then, like genuinely....
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The sheep thing was an invention by Celtic supporters. In fact there much
more sheep just north of Glasgow than the whole of Aberdeenshire which is
mainly cattle and crops. So if you have come to shag sheep better to head
for the highlands north of Glasgow.
Its a great place for students though you may find it cold in winter - and
summer. Aberdeen is the Gaelic word for Hyperthermia did you know? There is
No I never. How do you survive?
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gerat countryside around Royal Deeside and lovely sunsets in the summer and
early Autumn.
The language will take a bit of getting used to. Unlike Glasgow they do not
speak Pakistani but a form of English that is unique to the North East. Div
ye ken fit yer deein min?
Well that is hardly supprising.
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Shytot
Shytot
2005-09-09 08:01:27 UTC
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just about tolerate Dundonians with a grudge and Edinburgh is definately
considered ok though full of poofs.
Really? Who do you like then, like genuinely....
Well you know that's a really hard question for an Aberdonian. They don't
mind the Yanks (though they laugh at them and find them a bit silly - what
with the daft accent an a that). You see Aberdonains don't even like other
Aberdonians much.They are hard to please with red wind-swept faces and
fierce tempers. Don't get into an argument with them in a pub. I didn't
realise you could drink by the way if you were a Muslim. All the ones I know
don't eat pork or drink alchohol. That's a much better face of Islam. Why
don;t they advertise Islam in this way - Westerners would find it much more
inviting. I could imagine Osama Bin himself downing a whisky with a couple
of babes on his arm - we would like him beter then. Aberdeen is also a good
place for UFOs I am reliably informed.Aparently there is an intergallactic
vortex of some sort and aliens regularly pass through. I think some of the
Aberdeen University Lecturers may well be aliens or some form of hybrids.
Aberdeen is also a great place to have a heart atack - good medical care so
you are safe if you drink all that alchohol and womanise.
By the way - Aberdeen Uni has very high standards so you'd better work hard.
James Clerk Maxwell was a Prof there and he was one of the most famous
Physicists in history - next to or eqal to Einstein himself and Newton.Well
the thing his he didn't perform well in the RAE and they fired him. He ended
up at a second class English University (Cambridge - there were only two I
think at the time) and the rest as they say is history.

Shytot
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2005-09-09 09:05:31 UTC
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rather I am going to Aberdeen to get a degree so that I can work in an
industry other then the local corner shop.

Ah a career in the Call Centres? I worked in the BT Openworld Broad
Band call centre and over 50% of the good people there had Degrees.

Now most of them are moving to India.
***@ve
anon
2005-09-09 16:45:50 UTC
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rather I am going to Aberdeen to get a degree so that I can work in an
industry other then the local corner shop.
Ah a career in the Call Centres? I worked in the BT Openworld Broad
Band call centre and over 50% of the good people there had Degrees.
Software development, preferably abroad in a country that is in need of
individuals with skills in that field. Aberdeen I hope will be very useful
in making this easier, as it will culture me (by forcing me to adapt into a
slightly different culture), and teach me what it's like to live a million
miles away from home etc.

Other areas of interest, the Internet (development side of it), with the
easy avaliability of broadband I can see the Internet becoming much more
interactive in the next 15 years. Hence, newer software will probably be
developed to revololise it e.g. Macromedia Flash is an example of such a
software etc.

IT consultantcy is also an option. Oh and yes, a career in a Call Centres is
definently under consideration.
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Now most of them are moving to India.
anon
2005-09-09 16:30:23 UTC
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just about tolerate Dundonians with a grudge and Edinburgh is definately
considered ok though full of poofs.
Really? Who do you like then, like genuinely....
Well you know that's a really hard question for an Aberdonian. They don't
mind the Yanks (though they laugh at them and find them a bit silly - what
with the daft accent an a that). You see Aberdonains don't even like other
Aberdonians much.They are hard to please with red wind-swept faces and
fierce tempers. Don't get into an argument with them in a pub. I didn't
realise you could drink by the way if you were a Muslim. All the ones I know
don't eat pork or drink alchohol. That's a much better face of Islam. Why
don;t they advertise Islam in this way - Westerners would find it much more
Well technically you can't do either. I don't eat pork for example. I get
physically sick if eating it.

I am not too fussed about alcohol, as long as you drink it responsibly and
in moderation i.e. not consuming it to the point of alcohol poisoning or
getting addicted to it.
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inviting. I could imagine Osama Bin himself downing a whisky with a couple
of babes on his arm - we would like him beter then. Aberdeen is also a good
Well you never know, he is probably a pimp right now.
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place for UFOs I am reliably informed.Aparently there is an intergallactic
vortex of some sort and aliens regularly pass through. I think some of the
Aberdeen University Lecturers may well be aliens or some form of hybrids.
Aberdeen is also a great place to have a heart atack - good medical care so
you are safe if you drink all that alchohol and womanise.
By the way - Aberdeen Uni has very high standards so you'd better work hard.
I relish the challenge.
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James Clerk Maxwell was a Prof there and he was one of the most famous
Physicists in history - next to or eqal to Einstein himself and Newton.Well
the thing his he didn't perform well in the RAE and they fired him. He ended
So I have read ironically in achive threads in this same newsgroup whilst
researching on the academic reputation of Aberdeen. One thing that puzzles
me till this day is why is Aberdeen overshadowed by Edinbugh and St Andrews
in terms of academic reputation? When academically it has its fair share of
academical highlights (as you have pointed out) as the other Scottish
universities. Yet, when an English person talks about Scottish Universities,
the first thing that comes into their head is Edinburgh or St Andrews as
being the "Oxbridge of Scotland".
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up at a second class English University (Cambridge - there were only two I
think at the time) and the rest as they say is history.
Shytot
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2005-09-09 14:04:56 UTC
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If you are an Asian woman they you will be fine.
There are many massage parlours you can work in. A Paki man then there
are plenty of corner shops
around for you to buy.
I am neither interested (or currently am ) in working inside a corner
shop as much as you interested/ or
currently engaging in sheep- shagging :) rather I am going to Aberdeen
to get a degree so that I can work
in an industry other then the local corner shop. As for the Koran et al
, I consider myself to be a liberal muslim, who indulges in drinking ,
partying, etc so strapping C4 on my chest in the name of Islam is out
of the equation.
LOL ! You'll be fine:) Congratulations! You sussed out the village idiot
of scs in doublequick time.

BTW, he's in New Zealand now so luckily you won't bump into him.
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2005-09-09 06:49:10 UTC
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Thanks again.
Your biggest dangers are freezing to death, dying of boredom or being
engaged in conversation by a local.
IMO it's not a particularly nice place to live compared to Glasgow or
Edinburgh (the easterly wind will cut you in half) but you should be safe
enough if you're sensible.
At least you won't look like yir average sassancach - big advantage.

A W-S
Mac_Ray
2005-09-09 12:42:34 UTC
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Thanks again.
Your biggest dangers are freezing to death, dying of boredom or being
engaged in conversation by a local.
IMO it's not a particularly nice place to live compared to Glasgow or
Edinburgh (the easterly wind will cut you in half) but you should be safe
enough if you're sensible.
At least you won't look like yir average sassancach - big advantage.
You're right about the east wind. In the depths of winter. But I've been
(genuinely) surprised over the years to have met people who have said they
enjoyed student life there.
KMM
2005-09-09 13:15:45 UTC
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Your biggest dangers are freezing to death, dying of boredom or being
engaged in conversation by a local.
IMO it's not a particularly nice place to live compared to Glasgow or
Edinburgh (the easterly wind will cut you in half) but you should be safe
enough if you're sensible.
At least you won't look like yir average sassancach - big advantage.
You're right about the east wind. In the depths of winter. But I've been
(genuinely) surprised over the years to have met people who have said they
enjoyed student life there.
I have fond memories of Aberdeen from the 3.5 years I lived there. The
weather I found to be nicer overall because it was drier in general. The
cauld wind I hardly noticed, its the north of Scotland so wrap up warm,
its not hard to cope with it. It was a nice city to live in. A friend
and cousin were students and enjoyed it also. Latterly, some friends
have up and moved to the city from Wimbledon and for them it is home now.

Kevin.
Adam Whyte-Settlar
2005-09-09 19:09:39 UTC
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Your biggest dangers are freezing to death, dying of boredom or being
engaged in conversation by a local.
IMO it's not a particularly nice place to live compared to Glasgow or
Edinburgh (the easterly wind will cut you in half) but you should be safe
enough if you're sensible.
At least you won't look like yir average sassancach - big advantage.
You're right about the east wind. In the depths of winter. But I've been
(genuinely) surprised over the years to have met people who have said they
enjoyed student life there.
I have fond memories of Aberdeen from the 3.5 years I lived there. The
weather I found to be nicer overall because it was drier in general. The
cauld wind I hardly noticed, its the north of Scotland so wrap up warm,
I've stayed in and around Aberdeen for about a year altogether.
Sure - it's 'OK' and a lot of people I know who lived there as a student
enjoyed their stay, but almost all of them complained about that particular
brand of Aberdeen cauld that seems to penetrate any amount of clothing, and
obviously it gets even worse in the winter.
I always felt isolated up there myself. The night life after Glasgow seemed
of 'village hall' standard but then after Glasgow most places did.
Not trying to put the guy off, I can think of worse places to live, Siberia
for example, but it's as well he knows what to expect on the down side too -
like make sure the accomodation has got triple glazing for a start.
The language problem for an outsider shouldn't be underestimated either if
he has to converse with the natives - it took me months to get a handle on
the accent.
Last, and most certainly not least, their football team is ******* crap.

A W-S
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2005-09-09 19:20:07 UTC
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Last, and most certainly not least, their football team is ******* crap.
I hate to say it, but they weren't that bad (by Scottish standards) last
season. This season, admittedly, they are one point below Caley Thistle
and two behind R*ng*rs.

As far as the climate is concerned, there was a biting north easterly
today, even here in Livi, and it seems the temperature struggled to
reach the mid-fifties Fahrenheit (12 deg C).
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2005-09-09 19:25:56 UTC
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I've stayed in and around Aberdeen for about a year altogether.
Sure - it's 'OK' and a lot of people I know who lived there as a student
enjoyed their stay, but almost all of them complained about that particular
brand of Aberdeen cauld that seems to penetrate any amount of clothing, and
obviously it gets even worse in the winter.
Cauld as in cold? If so, how many layers do I have to wear? 15? I am a slim
guy so I don't want to get pnumonia.
Post by Adam Whyte-Settlar
I always felt isolated up there myself. The night life after Glasgow seemed
of 'village hall' standard but then after Glasgow most places did.
Not trying to put the guy off, I can think of worse places to live, Siberia
Is it really that bad?
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for example, but it's as well he knows what to expect on the down side too -
like make sure the accomodation has got triple glazing for a start.
The language problem for an outsider shouldn't be underestimated either if
he has to converse with the natives - it took me months to get a handle on
the accent.
Do they speak English up there? Or some form of celtic language.
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Last, and most certainly not least, their football team is ******* crap.
Lol.
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A W-S
Ian Morrison
2005-09-09 19:45:19 UTC
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I've stayed in and around Aberdeen for about a year altogether.
Sure - it's 'OK' and a lot of people I know who lived there as a student
enjoyed their stay, but almost all of them complained about that particular
brand of Aberdeen cauld that seems to penetrate any amount of clothing, and
obviously it gets even worse in the winter.
Cauld as in cold? If so, how many layers do I have to wear? 15? I am a slim
guy so I don't want to get pnumonia.
It doesn't matter how many layers you wear, a biting north easterly will
penetrate them all, as Adam said. Best not to go out at all, and stay
inside. Those sturdy granite walls are there for a purpose.
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Post by Adam Whyte-Settlar
I always felt isolated up there myself. The night life after Glasgow seemed
of 'village hall' standard but then after Glasgow most places did.
Not trying to put the guy off, I can think of worse places to live, Siberia
Is it really that bad?
I can recommend "The Lemon Tree", in the city centre (just off Union
Street), as a venue where all sorts of lunchtime and evening events take
place.
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for example, but it's as well he knows what to expect on the down side too -
like make sure the accomodation has got triple glazing for a start.
The language problem for an outsider shouldn't be underestimated either if
he has to converse with the natives - it took me months to get a handle on
the accent.
Do they speak English up there? Or some form of celtic language.
It is Scots, with a twist. Scots is related to English.
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Cauld as in cold? If so, how many layers do I have to wear? 15? I am a slim
guy so I don't want to get pnumonia.
It doesn't matter how many layers you wear, a biting north easterly will
penetrate them all, as Adam said. Best not to go out at all, and stay
inside. Those sturdy granite walls are there for a purpose.
Or you could layer sensibly with silk closest
to your skin, followed by flannel and then a
layer (or two) of wool and/or leather. It's a
lazy wind, aye? Can't be arsed to go around,
it goes right through. Warm socks are nice
to have...as are warm gloves and I say that
as someone who doesn't suffer much from
the cold.

Fair warning though, don't wear an unlined
leather coat without an insulating layer be-
neath...once the wind hits it, it has all the
thermal retention of a wet bedsheet. (Been
there, did that, took a week to thaw out.)
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Is it really that bad?
I can recommend "The Lemon Tree", in the city centre (just off Union
Street), as a venue where all sorts of lunchtime and evening events take
place.
Once you get there you'll discover _everything_
is "just off Union Street". I don't think I've ever
received directions there which _didn't_ include
that phrase, unless, of course, it was _on_ Union
Street.
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Do they speak English up there? Or some form of celtic language.
It is Scots, with a twist. Scots is related to English.
Doric Scots. Once your ear adapts to it, you'll
be fine...and there are plenty of folks there
who speak standard or simply Scots accented,
English...especially at the University.

I suspect you'll like it fine.

Deirdre
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I've stayed in and around Aberdeen for about a year altogether.
Sure - it's 'OK' and a lot of people I know who lived there as a student
enjoyed their stay, but almost all of them complained about that particular
brand of Aberdeen cauld that seems to penetrate any amount of clothing, and
obviously it gets even worse in the winter.
Cauld as in cold? If so, how many layers do I have to wear? 15? I am a slim
guy so I don't want to get pnumonia.
Ignore them all. They're just jealous they aren't part of one of the most
happening places in Scotland. You'd never manage to move wearing 15 layers
of clothes. Even in the winter time I never go above 7.
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I always felt isolated up there myself. The night life after Glasgow seemed
of 'village hall' standard but then after Glasgow most places did.
Not trying to put the guy off, I can think of worse places to live, Siberia
Is it really that bad?
It depends on your point of view. It may be colder than some parts of
Scotland, but its also one of the driest. The whole city is built of gray
granite. It sparkles and glistens in the sunshine, and I love it, but for a
small number of people the grayness seems to provoke a melancholy
depression.
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for example, but it's as well he knows what to expect on the down side too -
like make sure the accomodation has got triple glazing for a start.
The language problem for an outsider shouldn't be underestimated either if
he has to converse with the natives - it took me months to get a handle on
the accent.
Do they speak English up there? Or some form of celtic language.
One of my friends went to a rural area in France. He got lost and trying to
find his way spoke to a frenchman. 'Excuse me' he said 'Do you speak
*nglish?' 'Yes' said the frenchman 'but do you speak French?' and walked
away.

We're a wee bit like that up here. We can speak *nglish, though its heavily
accented, but generally we choose not to.

Neb
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It depends on your point of view. It may be colder than some parts of
Scotland, but its also one of the driest. The whole city is built of gray
granite. It sparkles and glistens in the sunshine, and I love it, but for a
small number of people the grayness seems to provoke a melancholy
depression.
According to my local weekly freesheet, Livingston, Aberdeen and
Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Clubs are supporting the "Choose
Life" strategy and action plan, which is part of the current
International Suicide Prevention Awareness Week.

I can understand why Livingston FC are backing the campaign, but am
baffled by the apparent disinterest of my own club, Dundee FC, whose
supporters must have more reason to suffer from "melancholy depression"
than most.
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It depends on your point of view. It may be colder than some parts of
Scotland, but its also one of the driest. The whole city is built of gray
granite. It sparkles and glistens in the sunshine, and I love it, but for a
small number of people the grayness seems to provoke a melancholy
depression.
According to my local weekly freesheet, Livingston, Aberdeen and
Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Clubs are supporting the "Choose
Life" strategy and action plan, which is part of the current
International Suicide Prevention Awareness Week.
I can understand why Livingston FC are backing the campaign, but am
baffled by the apparent disinterest of my own club, Dundee FC, whose
supporters must have more reason to suffer from "melancholy depression"
than most.
I'm not sure that it actually causes suicide, but some people just cannot
stand the greyness. I sometimes meet people complaining about it. I used to
occasionally drive Nicky Campbell (what a name-dropper eh?) to work for the
early morning show, in my taxi. I've always regarded him as a protege of
mine, even when he's being a twat, but I was really pissed off to hear him
complain about it being too grey on radio 5 live.

Neb
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I'm not sure that it actually causes suicide, but some people just cannot
stand the greyness.
That includes me - it's a horrible stone with which to build a city and one
of the worst aspects of the town.
Compare it to Bath or other towns built with Somerset Stone for example.
When the sun hits the pale yellow sandstone in the south west it lights up
the whole place and lifts the mood. In Aberdeen it just accentuates the
cold, flinty bleakness of the place.
Just my opinion.

A W-S
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I'm not sure that it actually causes suicide, but some people just cannot
stand the greyness.
That includes me - it's a horrible stone with which to build a city and one
of the worst aspects of the town.
Compare it to Bath or other towns built with Somerset Stone for example.
When the sun hits the pale yellow sandstone in the south west it lights up
the whole place and lifts the mood. In Aberdeen it just accentuates the
cold, flinty bleakness of the place.
Just my opinion.
Well I love it- especially when the sun is shining, like today.

Then again I supppose we can't all be the same.

Just take a look at Marischal College- isn't it gorgeous? Does it matter
that its Grey?

http://www.friendsofscotland.gov.uk/education/links.html


Plans are afoot to make it the headquarters of our local Council.

Look at some of the buildings here

http://www.worldtour-of-scotland.com/tour/7aug-arrival-aberdeen.shtml

There are some buildings as fine as any you will find in any comparable
city. They may be Grey, but they are a light grey. The small flecks in the
granite catch the light and positively sparkle in the sunlight. One of the
few widespread benefits of the oil industry was cleaning up the granite.
There was a fund in the eighties which gave 90% grants to steam clean
granite buildings. Almost all the granite in the city was cleaned at that
time. Due to the reduction in coal fires they have largely stayed clean.

Neb
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Does it matter that its Grey?
Yes.
Look at some of the buildings here
I didn't really need to having lived there and visited more often than I
care to recall, but I did anyway - it made me shudder at the memories.
Sorry old bean - it's a hideous place IMO.
Gives me the heeby-jeebies just looking at photo's of it.

A W-S
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I'm not sure that it actually causes suicide, but some people just cannot
stand the greyness.
That includes me - it's a horrible stone with which to build a city and one
of the worst aspects of the town.
"Who turned the colour off?" as a Canadian collegue once said. On a grey day
grey granite *is* grey. Greyness is its main feature. On a bright, clear
day - I'm with Neb and disagree with you. It's not grey and depressing, but
silver, sparkly and rather attractive. Unlike sandstone it also lasts,
doesn't turn back into sand and doesn't discolour. There are some beautiful
Victorian buildings in Aberdeen which look like new, as if a day hadn't gone
by since they were first built.

Don't get me wrong here - if you want a list of Aberdeen's shortcomings, I'm
yer man. But granite isn't one of them.
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stand the greyness.
That includes me - it's a horrible stone with which to build a city and
one
Post by Adam Whyte-Settlar
of the worst aspects of the town.
"Who turned the colour off?" as a Canadian collegue once said. On a grey day
grey granite *is* grey. Greyness is its main feature. On a bright, clear
day - I'm with Neb and disagree with you. It's not grey and depressing, but
silver, sparkly and rather attractive.
All in the eye of the beholder I guess.
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Unlike sandstone it also lasts,
doesn't turn back into sand and doesn't discolour.
I'm not saying the physical properties are poor - of course not - it's just
about the best material there is for durabililty and the buildings are
certainly expertly crafted.
Mind you - Bath isn't exactly brand new - there are Victorian and Edwardian
buildings there that also look newly built.. They are used in TV period
dramas all the time.
I'm also not sure if Somerset Stone *is* sandstone now I come to think of
it - some kind of hard metamorphic maybe? Lovely stuff whatever it is.

Perhaps if Aberdeen was, say, in the south of Italy and had more than 6
hours of daylight in the winter I might be more convinced of your argument.
But it's a dismal stone for a dreary climate IMO.
And to illustrate my other main point - Aberdeen just got gubbed by Celtic.
Great result at Falkirk though! : )

A W-S
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I'm not saying the physical properties are poor - of course not - it's just
about the best material there is for durabililty and the buildings are
certainly expertly crafted.
Mind you - Bath isn't exactly brand new - there are Victorian and Edwardian
buildings there that also look newly built.. They are used in TV period
dramas all the time.
I'm also not sure if Somerset Stone *is* sandstone now I come to think of
it - some kind of hard metamorphic maybe? Lovely stuff whatever it is.
Oolitic limestone -
http://www.hanson.co.uk/Products-Services/Specialist-building-stone/bath/

Some kinds of sandstone, though, have a matrix comprising
fluorite/barite, in varying proportions, which makes for a facing stone
with very desirable properties. The Permo-Triassic sandstone from
Clashach Quarry, near Hopeman on the Moray Firth, has been popular for
some years now for facing public buildings.

Other building stones, when cut, oxidise to a hard layer which resists
erosion.

Granite, of course, often has a radioactive content which can lead to
radon concentrations in the basements of buildings made of the stuff.
That applies in Aberdeen, I believe, and may account for some of the
innate peculiarities of natives of that city.
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Granite, of course, often has a radioactive content
which can lead to radon concentrations in the basements of buildings
made of the stuff. That applies in Aberdeen, I believe, and may account
for some of the innate peculiarities of natives of that city.
One at least :)

Cheers, Helen
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Granite, of course, often has a radioactive content
which can lead to radon concentrations in the basements of buildings
made of the stuff. That applies in Aberdeen, I believe, and may account
for some of the innate peculiarities of natives of that city.
One at least :)
It would take more than a little background radiation to cause brain damage
on that scale.

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Granite, of course, often has a radioactive content
which can lead to radon concentrations in the basements
of buildingsmade of the stuff. That applies in Aberdeen,
I believe, and may account for some of the innate
peculiarities of natives of that city.
One at least :)
It would take more than a little background radiation
to cause brain damage on that scale.
Hmm! You may have a point there!
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Granite, of course, often has a radioactive content which can lead to
radon concentrations in the basements of buildings made of the stuff.
That applies in Aberdeen, I believe, and may account for some of the
innate peculiarities of natives of that city.
Things have gone very quiet on this front recently. There was sufficient
concern at one time to set up a big study across the city. I think they may
have found it wasn't such a big problem as they expected. (I don't live in
a granite house.)


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That includes me - it's a horrible stone with which to build a city and
one
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of the worst aspects of the town.
"Who turned the colour off?" as a Canadian collegue once said. On a grey
day
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grey granite *is* grey. Greyness is its main feature. On a bright, clear
day - I'm with Neb and disagree with you. It's not grey and depressing,
but
Post by Nebulous
silver, sparkly and rather attractive.
All in the eye of the beholder I guess.
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Unlike sandstone it also lasts,
doesn't turn back into sand and doesn't discolour.
I'm not saying the physical properties are poor - of course not - it's just
about the best material there is for durabililty and the buildings are
certainly expertly crafted.
Mind you - Bath isn't exactly brand new - there are Victorian and Edwardian
buildings there that also look newly built.. They are used in TV period
dramas all the time.
I'm also not sure if Somerset Stone *is* sandstone now I come to think of
it - some kind of hard metamorphic maybe? Lovely stuff whatever it is.
Perhaps if Aberdeen was, say, in the south of Italy and had more than 6
hours of daylight in the winter I might be more convinced of your argument.
But it's a dismal stone for a dreary climate IMO.
And to illustrate my other main point - Aberdeen just got gubbed by Celtic.
Great result at Falkirk though! : )
A W-S
One of the good things about Auckland is the different colours of the
buildings. They don't have hang ups like Scotland and the council does not
object about it - but cut a tree down and you are in deep water.

Shytot
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That includes me - it's a horrible stone with which to build a city and
one
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of the worst aspects of the town.
"Who turned the colour off?" as a Canadian collegue once said. On a grey day
grey granite *is* grey. Greyness is its main feature. On a bright, clear
day - I'm with Neb and disagree with you. It's not grey and depressing, but
silver, sparkly and rather attractive. Unlike sandstone it also lasts,
doesn't turn back into sand and doesn't discolour. There are some beautiful
Victorian buildings in Aberdeen which look like new, as if a day hadn't gone
by since they were first built.
Don't get me wrong here - if you want a list of Aberdeen's shortcomings, I'm
yer man. But granite isn't one of them.
Personally I used to find the Tennament red sandstone buildings in Glasgow
depressing. Its what you are used to.

Shytot
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"Who turned the colour off?" as a Canadian collegue once said. On a grey
day
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grey granite *is* grey. Greyness is its main feature. On a bright, clear
day - I'm with Neb and disagree with you. It's not grey and depressing,
but
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silver, sparkly and rather attractive. Unlike sandstone it also lasts,
doesn't turn back into sand and doesn't discolour. There are some
beautiful
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gone
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Don't get me wrong here - if you want a list of Aberdeen's shortcomings,
I'm
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yer man. But granite isn't one of them.
Personally I used to find the Tennament red sandstone buildings in Glasgow
depressing. Its what you are used to.
You should have seen them when they were black!
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Personally I used to find the Tennament red sandstone buildings in Glasgow
depressing. Its what you are used to.
You should have seen them when they were black!
Tell me about it.

The first time I saw Glasgow was as an awe-struck seven year old peering
mesmorised through fogged Ford side windows en-route to a camping holiday in
the Highlands with my parents in the early 60's.
The jet black buildings and hellish Gothic industrial landscapes made a
profound impression.
The only light spots were the multi-coloured graffiti offerings from the
ruling gang's - 'Tiger stretch OK' and 'Tongs ya Bas' and the like - whilst
the tabloid headlines screamed 'Glasgow youth in fear' as the rivalries
touched fever point and mindless random razor slashings were epidemic.
I made my mind up there and then - this was the city for me.

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I was told that they engulf the place and shit on players/away fans a like.
By the way a celtic fan told me this.
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Is it true that the Aberdeen footie club stadium is engulfed with seagulls.
I was told that they engulf the place and shit on players/away fans a like.
By the way a celtic fan told me this.
The whole of Aberdeen is engulfed with seagulls. But don't worry about
it....
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I was told that they engulf the place and shit on players/away fans a
like.
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By the way a celtic fan told me this.
The whole of Aberdeen is engulfed with seagulls. But don't worry about
it....
The City Council have been taking steps to move them on, with some success.
Wheely Bins have taken away a major proportion of their food supply and many
high buildings have been fitted with devices to stop them nesting.

Neb
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You're right about the east wind. In the
depths of winter. But I've been
(genuinely) surprised over the years to
have met people who have said they
enjoyed student life there.
The coldest I've been in Scotland, was in St. Andrews one January. It
was my own fault for not wearing a heavier jacket.

Elaine
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You're right about the east wind. In the
depths of winter. But I've been
(genuinely) surprised over the years to
have met people who have said they
enjoyed student life there.
The coldest I've been in Scotland, was in St. Andrews one January. It
was my own fault for not wearing a heavier jacket.
I would say it was your fault for being in St.Andrews in January.
In all my years in Scotalnd I have *never* been in St Andrews in January.

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You're right about the east wind. In the
depths of winter. But I've been
(genuinely) surprised over the years to
have met people who have said they
enjoyed student life there.
The coldest I've been in Scotland, was in St. Andrews one January. It
was my own fault for not wearing a heavier jacket.
I would say it was your fault for being in St.Andrews in January.
In all my years in Scotalnd I have *never* been in St Andrews in January.
I have. Bloody cold.

Axel
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You're right about the east wind. In the
depths of winter. But I've been
(genuinely) surprised over the years to
have met people who have said they
enjoyed student life there.
The coldest I've been in Scotland, was in St. Andrews one January. It
was my own fault for not wearing a heavier jacket.
I would say it was your fault for being in St.Andrews in January.
In all my years in Scotalnd I have *never* been in St Andrews in January.
I have. Bloody cold.
The sums up a lot of Scotland in winter.

I have to say I agree with Adam about the greyness
of Aberdeen though...it had always seemed normal
until one year, when I spent from May to September
on Skye and then returned. I'm used to grey skies,
but after almost five months surrounded with green
grass while living in a white house, the overwhelming
grey of the sky, water and buildings of Aberdeen hit
me like a hammer blow...it was almost like becoming
instantaneously suicidal...very depressing.

The buildings do have a nice glint in the sunlight, but
there's just not that much sunlight during the winter
months.

Deirdre
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I have. Bloody cold.
The sums up a lot of Scotland in winter.
I have to say I agree with Adam about the greyness
of Aberdeen though...it had always seemed normal
until one year, when I spent from May to September
on Skye and then returned. I'm used to grey skies,
but after almost five months surrounded with green
grass while living in a white house, the overwhelming
grey of the sky, water and buildings of Aberdeen hit
me like a hammer blow...it was almost like becoming
instantaneously suicidal...very depressing.
Get outa here! You're all nothing but a bunch of whinging whingers whinging
whingingly. Explain how - if you will, how that description of Aeberdeen
squares with the well known, essentially whimsical effervescence and sunny
disposition of the Aeberdonian character, hmmmm....? Explain please...

See? You can't.

I rests my case.
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I have. Bloody cold.
The sums up a lot of Scotland in winter.
I have to say I agree with Adam about the greyness
of Aberdeen though...it had always seemed normal
until one year, when I spent from May to September
on Skye and then returned. I'm used to grey skies,
but after almost five months surrounded with green
grass while living in a white house, the overwhelming
grey of the sky, water and buildings of Aberdeen hit
me like a hammer blow...it was almost like becoming
instantaneously suicidal...very depressing.
Get outa here! You're all nothing but a bunch of whinging whingers whinging
whingingly. Explain how - if you will, how that description of Aeberdeen
squares with the well known, essentially whimsical effervescence and sunny
disposition of the Aeberdonian character, hmmmm....? Explain please...
Whit ?
"whimsical effervescence and sunny disposition" ?
You onra bevvy, Mac_Ray ?
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See? You can't.
Because it doesn't ?
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I rests my case.
M'luds !
You forgot to add, "M'luds".

-- JJJ
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The coldest I've been in Scotland, was in St. Andrews one January. It
was my own fault for not wearing a heavier jacket.
I would say it was your fault for being in St.Andrews in January.
In all my years in Scotalnd I have *never* been in St Andrews in January.
I have. Bloody cold.
The sums up a lot of Scotland in winter.
I remember staying in Pusk... we had an open fire but nothing to burn,
so the furniture came in handy.

Axel
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The coldest I've been in Scotland, was in St. Andrews one January.
It
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was my own fault for not wearing a heavier jacket.
I would say it was your fault for being in St.Andrews in January.
In all my years in Scotalnd I have *never* been in St Andrews in January.
I have. Bloody cold.
The sums up a lot of Scotland in winter.
I remember staying in Pusk... we had an open fire but nothing to burn,
so the furniture came in handy.
Furniture?!
Luxury!
When the boards were finished we were down to the floor-joists.

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The coldest I've been in Scotland, was in St. Andrews one January.
It
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was my own fault for not wearing a heavier jacket.
I would say it was your fault for being in St.Andrews in January.
In all my years in Scotalnd I have *never* been in St Andrews in
January.
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I have. Bloody cold.
The sums up a lot of Scotland in winter.
I remember staying in Pusk... we had an open fire but nothing to burn,
so the furniture came in handy.
Furniture?!
Luxury!
When the boards were finished we were down to the floor-joists.
Lucky to have wood floors! I remember a flat mate of mine in Crail
could not be bothered washing the dishes... so he threw them out of
the window one by one.

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You're right about the east wind. In the
depths of winter. But I've been
(genuinely) surprised over the years to
have met people who have said they
enjoyed student life there.
The coldest I've been in Scotland, was
in St. Andrews one January. It was my
own fault for not wearing a heavier jacket.
I would say it was your fault for being in St.Andrews
in January. In all my years in Scotalnd I have *never*
been in St Andrews in January.
I have. Bloody cold.
Me too! but the same could be said for anywhere on the east coast. We had
some wicked cauld blasts in Dysart :)
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You're right about the east wind. In the
depths of winter. But I've been
(genuinely) surprised over the years to
have met people who have said they
enjoyed student life there.
The coldest I've been in Scotland, was in St. Andrews one January. It
was my own fault for not wearing a heavier jacket.
I would say it was your fault for being in St.Andrews in January.
In all my years in Scotalnd I have *never* been in St Andrews in January.
I have. Bloody cold.
I had little choice in the matter for six years - being in St Andrews in
January I mean. It isn't always cold (only when there is a strong north
easterly), and at least it is drier, on average, than almost anywhere
else in Scotland. It hardly ever snows there.

St Andrews is a more attractive place than Aberdeen, IMHO, and the
locals are friendlier, if you aren't a student. The university is older
as well. The mighty Lawrence of Lindores was one of the founders, in
1410, IIRC.
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You're right about the east wind. In the
depths of winter. But I've been
(genuinely) surprised over the years to
have met people who have said they
enjoyed student life there.
The coldest I've been in Scotland, was in St. Andrews one January. It
was my own fault for not wearing a heavier jacket.
I would say it was your fault for being in St.Andrews in January.
In all my years in Scotalnd I have *never* been in St Andrews in January.
I have. Bloody cold.
I had little choice in the matter for six years - being in St Andrews in
January I mean. It isn't always cold (only when there is a strong north
easterly), and at least it is drier, on average, than almost anywhere
else in Scotland. It hardly ever snows there.
St Andrews is a more attractive place than Aberdeen, IMHO,
Lets face it - Chernobyl is a more attractive place than Aberdeen.
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and the
locals are friendlier,
You know somewhere they aren't?
Skye perhaps. It's a tough call.


A W-S
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if you aren't a student. The university is older
as well. The mighty Lawrence of Lindores was one of the founders, in
1410, IIRC.
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Lets face it - Chernobyl is a more attractive place than Aberdeen.
I haven't been to Chernobyl. It's probably less radioactive than
Aberdeen I suppose.
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and the
locals are friendlier,
You know somewhere they aren't?
Skye perhaps. It's a tough call.
Do you know, I always assumed that the locals in Aberdeen were somewhat
"cold" towards me because I have a north east Fife accent and support
(for my sins) Dundee FC?

After reading what you've written, I realise that I have been misguided
- they just don't like people who are not like them! It's nothing
personal at all! Exactly the same as Skye folk, in fact...
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Lets face it - Chernobyl is a more attractive place than Aberdeen.
I haven't been to Chernobyl. It's probably less radioactive than
Aberdeen I suppose.
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and the
locals are friendlier,
You know somewhere they aren't?
Skye perhaps. It's a tough call.
Do you know, I always assumed that the locals in Aberdeen were somewhat
"cold" towards me because I have a north east Fife accent and support
(for my sins) Dundee FC?
After reading what you've written, I realise that I have been misguided
- they just don't like people who are not like them! It's nothing
personal at all! Exactly the same as Skye folk, in fact...
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Thats true...they don't like outsiders much. I dislike you immensly too but
don't take it personally.

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You're right about the east wind. In the
depths of winter. But I've been
(genuinely) surprised over the years to
have met people who have said they
enjoyed student life there.
The coldest I've been in Scotland, was in St. Andrews one January. It
was my own fault for not wearing a heavier jacket.
I would say it was your fault for being in St.Andrews in January.
In all my years in Scotalnd I have *never* been in St Andrews in January.
I have. Bloody cold.
I had little choice in the matter for six years - being in St Andrews in
January I mean. It isn't always cold (only when there is a strong north
easterly), and at least it is drier, on average, than almost anywhere
else in Scotland.
It hardly ever snows there.
Is that what's called, "a plea in mitigation" ?

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Is that what's called, "a plea in mitigation" ?
I have no particular reason to defend St Andrews. It was an excellent
place in which to go to secondary school, mainly because of the
opportunities to engage in extra-curricular activities such as wave
chasing and rock scrambling. The school I went to is also one of the
best comprehensives in the country, though I could have done without the
green slime (which may have been cabbage, come to think of it) running
down the walls in the dining hall, and the sadism of the gym teachers.
Other than that, my memories of my schooldays there are fairly happy.

I wouldn't want to live in St Andrews though. The East Neuk is much nicer.
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I've got this wrong again hav'nt I?

I thought Josiah Jenkins and Ian Morrison were the same person?

Tell me again?

A W-S
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I've got this wrong again hav'nt I?
I thought Josiah Jenkins and Ian Morrison were the same person?
Tell me again?
You've mixed your Ians.

Sheila
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I've got this wrong again hav'nt I?
I thought Josiah Jenkins and Ian Morrison were the same person?
Tell me again?
You've mixed your Ians.
Ah!
Right! - Ian Stuart?

Why does he *do* that anyway? Life's confusing enough for a stupid person
without needless complications.
That young man has no consideration for the afflicted.

A W-S
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I've got this wrong again hav'nt I?
I thought Josiah Jenkins and Ian Morrison were the same person?
Tell me again?
You've mixed your Ians.
Ah!
Right! - Ian Stuart?
Aye! Except it's Stewart !
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Why does he *do* that anyway? Life's confusing enough
for a stupid person without needless complications.
You said it mind !
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That young man has no consideration for the afflicted.
Maybe he'll like the 'young man' bit enough to forgive you for the
spelling gaffe:)
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I've got this wrong again hav'nt I?
I thought Josiah Jenkins and Ian Morrison were the same person?
Tell me again?
You've mixed your Ians.
Ah!
Right! - Ian Stuart?
Aye! Except it's Stewart !
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Why does he *do* that anyway? Life's confusing enough
for a stupid person without needless complications.
You said it mind !
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That young man has no consideration for the afflicted.
Maybe he'll like the 'young man' bit enough to forgive you for the
spelling gaffe:)
You know me so well, I just posted in that vein.

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Ah!
Right! - Ian Stuart?
Aye! Except it's Stewart !
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Why does he *do* that anyway? Life's confusing enough
for a stupid person without needless complications.
You said it mind !
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That young man has no consideration for the afflicted.
Maybe he'll like the 'young man' bit enough to forgive
you for the spelling gaffe:)
You know me so well, I just posted in that vein.
Oooo! That's scary, innit ? :)

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I've got this wrong again hav'nt I?
I thought Josiah Jenkins and Ian Morrison were the same person?
Tell me again?
You've mixed your Ians.
Ah!
Right! - Ian Stuart?
Why does he *do* that anyway? Life's confusing enough for a stupid person
without needless complications.
That young man has no consideration for the afflicted.
In view of the "young man" comment, I'll
overlook your mis-spelling of Stewart.

-- JJJ
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I've got this wrong again hav'nt I?
I thought Josiah Jenkins and Ian Morrison were the same person?
Ian O. Morrison is always/only Ian O. Morrison. It's that disarmingly,
charming keelie ... Ian S who suffers from multiple personality
diso....errr...fugeddit!

On second thoughts, Ian O has occasionally been known to don cardinal's
robes.
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Tell me again?
Do pay attention!
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Ian O. Morrison is always/only Ian O. Morrison. It's that disarmingly,
charming keelie ... Ian S who suffers from multiple personality
diso....errr...fugeddit!
On second thoughts, Ian O has occasionally been known to don cardinal's
robes.
Wasn't there yet another persona, some years back?

Sheila
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Ian O. Morrison is always/only Ian O. Morrison. It's that disarmingly,
charming keelie ... Ian S who suffers from multiple personality
diso....errr...fugeddit!
On second thoughts, Ian O has occasionally been known to don cardinal's
robes.
Wasn't there yet another persona, some years back?
I think you could be right, but I can't remember what it was and I can't
be *rsed to check Google Groups (I was probably using a Demon e-mail
address back then, but I certainly can't remember what that was).
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Ian O. Morrison is always/only Ian O. Morrison. It's that disarmingly,
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diso....errr...fugeddit!
On second thoughts, Ian O has occasionally been known to don cardinal's
robes.
Wasn't there yet another persona, some years back?
I think you could be right, but I can't remember what it was and I can't
be *rsed to check Google Groups (I was probably using a Demon e-mail
address back then, but I certainly can't remember what that was).
Men!

I found this ... A Wyld Wykkyd Helandman fae Linlithgowshire ... but
somehow don't think this is what I was thinking of.

Whilst looking, I came across this one that made me chuckle...

Rev. Hector MacPint
Wee Wee Freeze Church
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Ian O. Morrison is always/only Ian O. Morrison.
It's that disarmingly, charming keelie ... Ian S who
suffers from multiple personality diso....errr...fugeddit!
On second thoughts, Ian O has occasionally been
known to don cardinal's robes.
Wasn't there yet another persona, some years back?
We'll have to wait for His Excellency to solve that one Sheila. I think
you may be right, but it escapes me at the moment.

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Ian O. Morrison is always/only Ian O. Morrison.
It's that disarmingly, charming keelie ... Ian S who
suffers from multiple personality diso....errr...fugeddit!
On second thoughts, Ian O has occasionally been
known to don cardinal's robes.
Wasn't there yet another persona, some years back?
We'll have to wait for His Excellency to solve that one Sheila. I think
you may be right, but it escapes me at the moment.
Grizell O'Twatt, wasn't it?

Sheila
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Ian O. Morrison is always/only Ian O. Morrison.
It's that disarmingly, charming keelie ... Ian S who
suffers from multiple personality diso....errr...fugeddit!
On second thoughts, Ian O has occasionally been
known to don cardinal's robes.
Wasn't there yet another persona, some years back?
We'll have to wait for His Excellency to solve that one Sheila. I think
you may be right, but it escapes me at the moment.
Grizell O'Twatt, wasn't it?
Well done! I had forgotten that one. It was coined by Michael Wade -
remember him?
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Grizell O'Twatt, wasn't it?
Well done! I had forgotten that one. It was coined by Michael Wade -
remember him?
Yes, indeed! Is he still with The Scotsman?

Sheila
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Grizell O'Twatt, wasn't it?
Well done! I had forgotten that one. It was coined by Michael Wade -
remember him?
Yes, indeed! Is he still with The Scotsman?
Vanished after we threatened him with the honour of eing the first human
cannon ball in the 1 o'clock gun, didn't he?
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Grizell O'Twatt, wasn't it?
Well done! I had forgotten that one. It was coined by Michael Wade -
remember him?
How could we forget. He did some brilliant stuff when he took on his other
persona :)
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Grizell O'Twatt, wasn't it?
Well done! I had forgotten that one. It was coined by Michael Wade -
remember him?
How could we forget. He did some brilliant stuff when he took on his other
persona :)
Prof. Darwin Jackson of Edi Uni's Department of Caustical Humour, wasn't it?

I always thought he was wasted on the sports section of the "Scotsman"
and trust that he has moved on to something where his real talents can
be utilised. I met him a couple of times when he was working on an
educational project for NMS.
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Ian O. Morrison is always/only Ian O. Morrison.
It's that disarmingly, charming keelie ... Ian S who
suffers from multiple personality diso....errr...fugeddit!
On second thoughts, Ian O has occasionally been
known to don cardinal's robes.
Wasn't there yet another persona, some years back?
We'll have to wait for His Excellency to solve that one Sheila. I think
you may be right, but it escapes me at the moment.
Grizell O'Twatt, wasn't it?
Well done! I had forgotten that one. It was coined by Michael Wade -
remember him?
***@somewhere_or_other ?

-- JJJ
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Sheila. I think you may be right, but it escapes me at the
moment.
Grizell O'Twatt, wasn't it?
That's the one :)

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Ian O. Morrison is always/only Ian O. Morrison.
It's that disarmingly, charming keelie ... Ian S who
suffers from multiple personality diso....errr...fugeddit!
On second thoughts, Ian O has occasionally been
known to don cardinal's robes.
Wasn't there yet another persona, some years back?
We'll have to wait for His Excellency to solve that one Sheila. I think
you may be right, but it escapes me at the moment.
I have connections with Messrs Shirley Knott and Simpson Parkway in the
past. There might have been others. At the time I started posting,
shortly after the group's creation, my e-mail address was
***@nmsdoc.demon.co.uk, but I have also used a variety of web
newsservers over the years, so I could be almost anyone else. I could
even be AW-S, for all I know. Those who were at the final "Birds and
Bees" event last year will know who I definitely am *not*.

Hmmmm, that's a bit convoluted. Must be something in the air...
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I have connections with Messrs Shirley Knott and Simpson Parkway in the
past. There might have been others. At the time I started posting,
shortly after the group's creation, my e-mail address was
newsservers over the years, so I could be almost anyone else. I could
even be AW-S, for all I know. Those who were at the final "Birds and
Bees" event last year will know who I definitely am *not*.
Hmmmm, that's a bit convoluted. Must be something in the air...
I was there.
You are definitely not me.

Sheila
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I have connections with Messrs Shirley Knott and Simpson Parkway
in the past. There might have been others. At the time I started
posting,
shortly after the group's creation, my e-mail address was
newsservers over the years, so I could be almost anyone else. I could
even be AW-S, for all I know. Those who were at the final "Birds and
Bees" event last year will know who I definitely am *not*.
Hmmmm, that's a bit convoluted. Must be something in the air...
I was there.
You are definitely not me.
Or me :)

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I have connections with Messrs Shirley Knott and Simpson Parkway
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posting,
shortly after the group's creation, my e-mail address was
newsservers over the years, so I could be almost anyone else. I could
even be AW-S, for all I know. Those who were at the final "Birds and
Bees" event last year will know who I definitely am *not*.
Hmmmm, that's a bit convoluted. Must be something in the air...
I was there.
You are definitely not me.
Or me :)
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I'm pretty sure he's not gilrick.
Then again, neither am I...
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I'm pretty sure he's not gilrick.
Then again, neither am I...
Maybe I should come along to the next Dahlonega/wherever get-together
and show who I'm not over there as well? That would set the cat amongst
the ducks, wouldn't it?
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I'm pretty sure he's not gilrick.
Then again, neither am I...
Maybe I should come along to the next Dahlonega/wherever get-together
and show who I'm not over there as well? That would set the cat amongst
the ducks, wouldn't it?
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Ian O.
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We're just simple folk.
Over heah it don't matter so much as to who you aren't as to who you are.
And if you aren't, well... there you are.
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I could be almost anyone else. I could even be AW-S, for all I know.
!! Heaven forfend !!

Cheers, Helen
hramsay at cogeco dot ca
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S Viemeister
2005-09-15 16:50:45 UTC
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I could be almost anyone else. I could even be AW-S, for all I know.
!! Heaven forfend !!
Well - they _are_ both *nglish-born.......

Sheila

Josiah Jenkins
2005-09-15 15:09:06 UTC
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On Thu, 15 Sep 2005 13:40:28 GMT, I read these words from Ian Morrison
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Ian O. Morrison is always/only Ian O. Morrison.
It's that disarmingly, charming keelie ... Ian S who
suffers from multiple personality diso....errr...fugeddit!
On second thoughts, Ian O has occasionally been
known to don cardinal's robes.
Wasn't there yet another persona, some years back?
We'll have to wait for His Excellency to solve that one Sheila. I think
you may be right, but it escapes me at the moment.
I have connections with Messrs Shirley Knott and Simpson Parkway in the
past. There might have been others. At the time I started posting,
shortly after the group's creation, my e-mail address was
newsservers over the years, so I could be almost anyone else.
Glenallan ? shirley not, Shirley Knott !

-- JJJ
Josiah Jenkins
2005-09-15 15:04:14 UTC
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On Thu, 15 Sep 2005 08:05:57 -0400, I read these words from "The Real
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?
I've got this wrong again hav'nt I?
I thought Josiah Jenkins and Ian Morrison were the same person?
Ian O. Morrison is always/only Ian O. Morrison.
You certain ?
Cardinal Lin Dores ?
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It's that disarmingly, charming keelie ... Ian S
Aw, shucks.
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who suffers from multiple personality diso....errr...fugeddit!
You were doing so well . . . for a moment.
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On second thoughts, Ian O has occasionally been known
to don cardinal's robes.
Aaah, you remembered at the last moment ?

-- JJJ
Mac_Ray
2005-09-09 12:40:33 UTC
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Thank you v much.
Nae bother. Enjoy yourself.
Thanks guys. That was quiet reassuring. What about outside the oil industry
and into the University itself, is the environment there also relaxed?
Yup. Like I said before you will propabably meet some idiots, because they
exist everywhere. Their equivalents also live in Asia/Africa/Americas etc
etc. The truth of the matter is that it is not about who you are or where
you are or what you look like, it's about the people you will meet and your
attitude to life. If you don't get on with people it'll be because you have
a stinking personality, if you do get on with people it's because you don't
have a stinking personality. Your robust response to the twit shyot -
whoever he is - suggests to me that you will do fine.
Elaine Goldberg
2005-09-10 02:11:47 UTC
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Your robust response to the twit shyot -
whoever he is - suggests to me that you
will do fine.
.......and, it's not even that cold! I was walking around Aberdeen
last December, with only a light sweatshirt-type jacket over a sweater
(jumper) and jeans.

I've visited Scotland 3 separate times during the middle of winter, and
it's never been very cold, IMHO.

Elaine
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2005-09-10 04:33:57 UTC
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Your robust response to the twit shyot -
whoever he is - suggests to me that you
will do fine.
.......and, it's not even that cold! I was walking around Aberdeen
last December, with only a light sweatshirt-type jacket over a sweater
(jumper) and jeans.
I've visited Scotland 3 separate times during the middle of winter, and
it's never been very cold, IMHO.
You were lucky then. It can go to minus 18 C in Aberdeen and that's not even
counting the wind chill factor.

A W-S
Paul C
2005-09-10 07:35:01 UTC
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Your robust response to the twit shyot -
whoever he is - suggests to me that you
will do fine.
.......and, it's not even that cold! I was walking around Aberdeen
last December, with only a light sweatshirt-type jacket over a sweater
(jumper) and jeans.
I've visited Scotland 3 separate times during the middle of winter, and
it's never been very cold, IMHO.
You were lucky then. It can go to minus 18 C in Aberdeen and that's not even
counting the wind chill factor.
Nonsense. Are you equating Aberdeen with Braemar?
Adam Whyte-Settlar
2005-09-10 11:30:36 UTC
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Your robust response to the twit shyot -
whoever he is - suggests to me that you
will do fine.
.......and, it's not even that cold! I was walking around Aberdeen
last December, with only a light sweatshirt-type jacket over a sweater
(jumper) and jeans.
I've visited Scotland 3 separate times during the middle of winter, and
it's never been very cold, IMHO.
You were lucky then. It can go to minus 18 C in Aberdeen and that's not even
counting the wind chill factor.
Nonsense. Are you equating Aberdeen with Braemar?
<groan>
Do I really *have* to go and get the figures?
I get sick of everyone saying 'have you got a cite for that' every time I
open my mouth.
FFS!

Here! Just for you.
The lowest temperatures by month - as you can see 'it can go to minus 18 not
even counting the wind chill factor'
You can even get a frost in August!

Year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
°C -18 -15 -11 -3 -3 0 2
0 -2 -3 -15 -13
Years Charted: 20
Source: International Station Meteorological Climate Summary.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/weather/longterm/historical/data/aberdeen_unitedkingdom.htm

Happy now?

A W-S
Nebulous
2005-09-10 13:25:57 UTC
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Post by Elaine Goldberg
Post by Mac_Ray
Your robust response to the twit shyot -
whoever he is - suggests to me that you
will do fine.
.......and, it's not even that cold! I was walking around Aberdeen
last December, with only a light sweatshirt-type jacket over a sweater
(jumper) and jeans.
I've visited Scotland 3 separate times during the middle of winter, and
it's never been very cold, IMHO.
You were lucky then. It can go to minus 18 C in Aberdeen and that's not
even
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Post by Adam Whyte-Settlar
counting the wind chill factor.
Nonsense. Are you equating Aberdeen with Braemar?
<groan>
Do I really *have* to go and get the figures?
I get sick of everyone saying 'have you got a cite for that' every time I
open my mouth.
FFS!
Here! Just for you.
The lowest temperatures by month - as you can see 'it can go to minus 18 not
even counting the wind chill factor'
You can even get a frost in August!
Year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
°C -18 -15 -11 -3 -3 0 2
0 -2 -3 -15 -13
Years Charted: 20
Source: International Station Meteorological Climate Summary.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/weather/longterm/historical/data/aberde
en_unitedkingdom.htm
Look on the bright side. In June, July and August it never goes below 0 °C.

I never said it wasn't cold!

Neb
Shytot
2005-09-11 03:35:10 UTC
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Post by Adam Whyte-Settlar
Post by Elaine Goldberg
Post by Mac_Ray
Your robust response to the twit shyot -
whoever he is - suggests to me that you
will do fine.
.......and, it's not even that cold! I was walking around Aberdeen
last December, with only a light sweatshirt-type jacket over a sweater
(jumper) and jeans.
I've visited Scotland 3 separate times during the middle of winter, and
it's never been very cold, IMHO.
You were lucky then. It can go to minus 18 C in Aberdeen and that's not
even
Post by Paul C
Post by Adam Whyte-Settlar
counting the wind chill factor.
Nonsense. Are you equating Aberdeen with Braemar?
<groan>
Do I really *have* to go and get the figures?
I get sick of everyone saying 'have you got a cite for that' every time I
open my mouth.
FFS!
Here! Just for you.
The lowest temperatures by month - as you can see 'it can go to minus 18 not
even counting the wind chill factor'
You can even get a frost in August!
Year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
°C -18 -15 -11 -3 -3 0 2
0 -2 -3 -15 -13
Years Charted: 20
Source: International Station Meteorological Climate Summary.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/weather/longterm/historical/data/aberde
en_unitedkingdom.htm
Post by Adam Whyte-Settlar
Happy now?
A W-S
That was the same year it was -20C in Glasgow. I remember it well.The
Plumbers made a fortune.

Shytot
Teachdaire
2005-09-09 14:49:56 UTC
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I am looking forward to studying at Aberdeen University this term. I
currently live in London. So, if possible could anyone here give me any
information about the attitude towards ethnic minorities at Aberdeen?
As long as you're not a Sheep you should be okay...


Ducking And Running,

---Teachdaire
Paul C
2005-09-09 15:27:23 UTC
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Hi,
I am looking forward to studying at Aberdeen University this term. I
currently live in London. So, if possible could anyone here give me any
information about the attitude towards ethnic minorities at Aberdeen?
Provided you emphasise the fact you are Asian rather than English you
will have no problems.
Mac_Ray
2005-09-09 15:34:10 UTC
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Post by annon
Hi,
I am looking forward to studying at Aberdeen University this term. I
currently live in London. So, if possible could anyone here give me any
information about the attitude towards ethnic minorities at Aberdeen?
Provided you emphasise the fact you are Asian rather than English you
will have no problems.
Aberdeen's full of English people Paul.
Shytot
2005-09-09 17:46:30 UTC
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Post by annon
Hi,
I am looking forward to studying at Aberdeen University this term. I
currently live in London. So, if possible could anyone here give me any
information about the attitude towards ethnic minorities at Aberdeen?
Provided you emphasise the fact you are Asian rather than English you
will have no problems.
I think its the other way around. Unlike some other areas of Scotland the
English and Catholics are tolerated in the North East.Places like Glasgow
are horribly racists and biggoted.
Having said that, so are Asians..remember the majority of these people
replying on this NG have only passed through Aberdeen or at least been
students - I was born and brough up there so I ken fit its like. You will
have trouble with the language but not much at Uni. Its not really a highly
rated Uni by the way if you look at the RAE though it has a good history.
Robert Gordon Uni is probbaly better for Computer stuff and Engineering by
along stretch. In fact Aberdeen I beleieve lost its IEE accreditation for
Electronic Eng a long time back.

Shytot
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