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    • Highland Games - Piping/dancing competitions

      Scotland May 17, 2015 at 1:51 AM

      Any ideas as to which are the best Highland Games for piping/dancing competitions and music rather than tug o war - I accept that all of them are good. Can flex as to where and when we go but so far my short list is:

      Nairn
      Glenisla - good celidh - looks fun!!
      Bridge of Allan
      Inverary - could be tight as we have to be home by 23July
      Kenmore
      Invergordon
      Lonach
      Argyl
      Cowal
      Pitlochry
      Dundonald

      Any suggestions for caravan sites nearby much appreciated. Many thanks in advance

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      hiking in Scotland

      Scotland May 11, 2015 at 11:46 AM

      I would like to go to Scotland for hiking (never did it before) starting from 12-13 June. Maybe there is anyone who would like to join, or to give some guidance on possible routes for beginners? thank you in advance. Neringa

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    • Airport transport

      Orkney May 19, 2015 at 4:48 AM

      What's the best way to get from Kirkwall airport to Stromness?

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    • May Day Sunday

      Oban Apr 27, 2015 at 1:41 PM

      im thinking of spending a night in Oban for mayday with my partner for a change of scenery. I live just outside fraserburgh where during May Day Sunday all the bars have bands and other entertainment and wondered what Oban has to offer during this day ?

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    • Prices in Scotland (Portree)

      Portree 18 hours ago

      Hello everyone,

       

      I recive some welcome messages so I decide to post some thing, and maybe I will find some time to fill my profile. Thanks everyone for your lovely get welcome.

       

      So my question... I am interested in visiting Scotland in next few months, so I am now preparing myself for everyhing and most important thing I want to know are prices. I already read some threads but I want to make sure. I have already something in mind about place to sleep, will go for a week, how much I need to take with myself? I am going to stay Isle of Skye, so plan to visit Portree (here some photo's: scotlandpictures.net/isle-of... ), which destination you also suggest me to visit?

       

      Thanks everyone!

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    • visit to isle of skye

      Scotland Apr 30, 2015 at 4:14 AM

      Hi all
      After reading so many reviews from you all i have decided to visit isle of skye. Pl tell should i go with a 3 day tour by Timberbush.as I will be using public transport. If not then is it possible to move of our own I mean the transportation and all will be convenient. I have booked 2nights stay in portree. This is in july.

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      Ingliston Park and Ride - long term stay?

      Edinburgh May 15, 2015 at 2:15 AM

      Dear VT members,
      I need to leave my car for 9 days near Edinburgh airport. I have found Ingliston Park and Ride to be very convenient and free. However, they indicate no overnight stay in website. Is there any VT member who left his car there for a long duration? I don't want to find my car towed when I arrive back. If this will certainly happen, where do you suggest to park the car?
      Thank you for your help.

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      Falkirk Wheel and Stirling.

      Glasgow May 5, 2015 at 11:28 PM

      Hi All, I am arriving into Glasgow via Cruise Ship and have about 8 hours here. I was hoping to experience the Falkirk Wheel and then mooch around Stirling. Is this doable without booking an excursion and if so advice please.Tia.

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      Slowest season

      Scotland May 3, 2015 at 8:47 PM

      Looking to travel to Scotland but would like to go in the off season. Much into historical monuments and the beautiful landscape but don't want to be bothered by huge crowds of tourists. Thank you

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      A few hours in Edinburgh

      Edinburgh Apr 29, 2015 at 7:43 AM

      Hello
      Can you tell me what is possible to do in a few hours from 7 am to 3 pm in Edinburgh?
      Is it maybe possible to go to Glasgow or St Andrews?
      Is it possible to go to Arthur's seat early in the morning? How long does it take from Masson House to get to Arthur's seat?
      Thank you very much!

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      Driving, parking, hotel during Tattoo

      Edinburgh May 5, 2015 at 11:48 AM

      Unless I can come up with a better idea, we are flying into Edinburgh on Friday morning, picking up a car at the airport, driving to Loch Lomond so my husband can do a swim on Saturday morning, driving back to Edinburgh for the Tattoo Saturday night (tickets are still available as of a few minutes ago for the 7:30 show) and then leaving Sunday morning to head north.

      So if we are coming back from Loch Lomond, is there any place close enough to Edinburgh that we can stay with parking, free or pay, and take a train/bus into Edinburgh? Or maybe a train station where we can park overnight and then continue onto a nearby hotel? Or maybe there's long term cheaper parking at the airport? Obviously hotels are at a premium although I can still find one but I'm also not wild about actually driving into Edinburgh city center since we will already have the opposite side of the road issue to worry about.

      Maybe an airport hotel? Queensferry? Leith? Mainly I'm concerned about ease of finding it and ease of getting into the city center. Thanks.

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      Scotland in late August

      Scotland Apr 30, 2015 at 12:43 PM

      Just scheming right now but I think I'm going to try and go back to Scotland this summer. If it works out, Mr. Dabs will be doing a swim race in Loch Lomond in late August and from there I'd like to head north and the two places I've got on my list so far are Eilean Donan castle and the Isle of Skye. And my grandfather was born just outside of Glasgow so I may want to put that in there somewhere. I'm assuming we'd have to fly into Edinburgh, United flies straight into Edinburgh from Chicago for sure in the summer.

      So if we do a round trip from either one and hit those two spots, what other places should I be looking at? Last summer I visited a lot of the castles in and around Edinburgh (Stirling, Linlithgow, Craigmillar) and I did a 1 day bus trip that went to Inveraray, Loch Awe, Doune so no need to revisit any of them.

      Thanks :-)

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      Aberdeen Sep 26, 2013 at 3:58 PM

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    • Urgent accommodation help required

      Aberdeen Jul 30, 2012 at 3:28 AM

      Hi arriving in Aberdeen sometime later today, sooner than planned. Can anyone advise of accommodation for my husband and myself, reasonably priced and clean, b & b, hotel, gues house, , looking for two nights. Grateful for all all help

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      WHISKY TRAIL - Hotels

      Aberdeen May 2, 2012 at 8:09 AM

      HELP! After telling my son-in-law from Australia that it would be a fun thing to do .... HOTELS FULL! Surely there must be a good recommendation that would host 3 gentlemen for a couple of nights. Any recommendations? URGENTLY NEEDED.
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      A week in Aberdeen

      Aberdeen Sep 17, 2011 at 10:59 AM

      Hello, I'll be arriving in late Oct. for 5 days of training. The evenings will be mine and I'd like to sample the dining and nightlife. I'll be staying at the Holiday Inn. Does anyone have any suggestions for where I should dine and drink while I visit?

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      Aberdeen Jul 12, 2011 at 9:54 PM

      Hi

      I will be having a one night stopover with my sister in Aberdeen, can anyone recommend good clean budged accommodation.
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      Herring holiday

      Aberdeen Jun 19, 2009 at 1:17 AM

      I plan some kind of a herring pilgrimage; searching for herring towns, museums or centers with information of the herring part of maritime heritage - and even places to eat herring in a traditional way. I think I prefere the East Coast, but not necessarily. Could you help me with one to three suggestions of destinations?

      19 Answers Nov 11, 2009 at 10:59 AM
    • Where is Alford?

      Aberdeen Jun 7, 2009 at 6:25 AM

      Hello! My husband and I are visiting Aberdeen in about two weeks. We noticed there's a town called "Alford" which is my husband's surname. We wanted to visit, perhaps hire a car and drive there, but wanted to check to see if it was worth spending part of the two days we'll be there. Thanks very much for your help.

      5 Answers Jul 29, 2010 at 3:10 AM
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      asian shops/grocers

      Aberdeen Jun 3, 2008 at 11:27 AM

      hi everyone,

      i am moving to aberdeen shortly from sydney and have devloped a real taste for asian food since living there. i dont mean the usual indian or westernised chinese restraunt fare but the more authentic styles. can anyone tell me if there are anywhere like that in aberdeen??
      i have found the yatai japanese restraunts webpage which looks good. i have also been told about a chinese supermarket called "campbells" in torry. does anyone know if that is still there and if so is it any good? do they have fresh chinese produce there or is it mostly all the dried foods?
      i am also intersested in any thai or malaysian market stalls or small shops that may be around the city.

      any help is greatly appreciated.
      regards,
      mike.

      3 Answers Jul 10, 2008 at 8:39 AM
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      any ideas?

      Aberdeen May 21, 2008 at 11:32 AM

      I may have an overnight trip to Aberdeen next weekend. I've stayed in 4 hotels there over the last 5-6 years (Hilton, Holiday Inn Express, Premier Inn & Patio), and wouldn't rush back to any of them. Probably fine if you've just had 3 weeks on an oil rig, but thats as far as it goes.

      I've looked at a few websites, and can't find anything appealing except maybe the Marriott in Dyce. Any ideas anyone?

      I hate "traditional" Scottish places, I'm OK with chains (budget or not) and B&Bs. Like boutique places too.

      So long as its clean, quiet, welcoming and non smoking, I'm flexible on price (on my last trip to the NE I paid £27 bed & breakfast in the local British Legion Club and it was fine; in Brussels last week I paid a good bit more for Le Meridien).

      5 Answers Feb 22, 2010 at 5:34 AM
    • on ground travel in Aberdeenshire?

      Aberdeen May 1, 2008 at 6:11 PM

      I'm going to travel around the Castle Trail in August from St. Andrews, to Aberdeen, to Elgin or Huntly, to Inverness. What is the best way to get around? Do the buses take people on the castle trail route? Are there trains to and from these cities?

      3 Answers May 2, 2008 at 10:39 AM
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      Grampian Town, Near Aberdeen

      Grampian Jan 26, 2008 at 6:02 AM

      If you had just one night to spend in a town in the Grampian region, easily reachable from Aberdeen, where would it be?

      7 Answers Feb 1, 2008 at 7:08 PM
    • Aberdeen for the summer

      Aberdeen Jan 18, 2008 at 4:02 AM

      Myself and a couple of friends are thinking of working for the summer in Britain. There're a few cities we are considering going to and to help us narrow our (very long) list I was just wondering if anyone would like to offer some input as to whether or not Liverpool would be a good choice for the summer.
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      Really, REALLY appreciate feedback!

      3 Answers Jan 24, 2008 at 8:46 AM
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      Banff Mar 25, 2007 at 4:53 PM

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      Budget Hotel or Bed & Breakfast

      Stonehaven Mar 20, 2007 at 10:48 PM

      I wonder if someone knew a hotel or a bed and breakfast for budget conscious travellers at Stonehaven in Scotland. My husband and I are planning for a trip to Scotland and one of the place that we want to go is Stonehaven. It is better to get a first hand information from VTers based on their experiences.

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      help needed:hotel travel lodge is it too bad?

      Aberdeen Feb 21, 2007 at 5:18 AM

      HI!!
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      did somebody stay there and could tell me how it is really?
      please help me!!!
      sara

      5 Answers Mar 18, 2008 at 1:31 PM
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      1 night stay in aberdeen

      Aberdeen Feb 7, 2007 at 4:09 AM

      HI!
      i'll be in aberdeen in travel lodge hotel central.
      i would like to know if it's a good accomodation and central one!
      i also need to know if the hotel is close to the harbour and if it's easy to reach!
      thank you.
      sara

      1 Answer Feb 7, 2007 at 6:37 AM
    • Cheaper cashmere in Aberdeen area

      Aberdeen Dec 3, 2006 at 1:59 PM

      Hello,

      This is a cheap question but I am holding out some hope there may be someone out there who can help. I was wondering, as so many lovely cashmere products get made in Scotland, is there anyway of buying them cheaper locally in the Aberdeen area rather than paying loads and loads but just loads instead so while I am visiting I can get my sister, who loves quality cashmere, (who doesn't work for a charity!) a christmas present I can near enough afford.

      Any help/tips/advice much apreciated!

      Thanks
      Alex

    • aberdeen at New Year?!?

      Aberdeen Nov 30, 2006 at 7:08 AM

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      2 Answers Dec 28, 2006 at 2:27 PM
    • Brig Inn Hotel

      Aberdeen Oct 17, 2006 at 11:59 AM

      Please could you tell me if The Brig Inn Hotel, Ellon Rd, Bridge of Don is any good? Also does anyone know what facilities the rooms and hotel have?

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      1 Answer Nov 25, 2006 at 2:41 AM
    • living in aberdeen

      Aberdeen Oct 15, 2006 at 10:53 PM

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      Aberdeen Aug 29, 2006 at 9:13 AM

      I have a ton of questions. I am currently living and working in Calgary, Alberta Canada, but I've always wanted to live overseas. What is a decent Salary in Euros there? Where do people typically live, and is it expensive to live in Aberdeen relative to other cities (if you can compare to Cdn cities that would be great, but don't worry about it if you aren't sure).

      I am an oil and gas accountant with 3 yrs experience, what is the job market like there, and do I need to have an offer of employment before I move. How difficult is it to get a work permit/visa?

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      Banff Aug 6, 2006 at 10:44 AM

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    • What building is this???

      Aberdeen Jul 20, 2006 at 6:01 AM

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    • Moving to Aberdeen 2006

      Aberdeen Jun 29, 2006 at 7:50 AM

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      1 Answer Jun 30, 2006 at 2:45 AM
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    • Fresh grad moving to Aberdeen

      Aberdeen Mar 29, 2006 at 5:44 AM

      Hi Everyone.

      I'm moving to Aberdeen in August as I've got a job offer over there. My work place would be in Dyce. I need some advice on
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      2. how I can search for accommodation around.

      I'd like to rent a one bedroom apartment, hopefully something below 300 or even 250 pounds per month.

      Alternatively, To be honest, I wouldn't mind staying in a multiple bedroom apartment as well, as long as I can get a private room for myself. If this is the case, what sort of monthly rental can I expect?

      Basically my criteria would be
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      2. safe
      3. near to Dyce

      Please advice yea!

      Thanks a lot everyone!

      4 Answers Jun 29, 2006 at 7:56 AM
    • Best Viewpoints in Aberdeen Day & Night?

      Aberdeen Feb 26, 2006 at 9:01 AM

      Hi I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on the best viewpoints in Aberdeen, both day and night. I've been to the Tory Battery, it's one of my favourite spots, but was curious about other places. I noticed there was a hill above the airport, is there a view from there? Any other ideas?

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