Cowal Gathering

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  1. cookingfat

    cookingfat Read Only Funster

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    Any sites close to this highland games event? We are in Edinboro for the Tattoo, leave on the 25th, so it seems sensible to 'do Cowal' and have the full Jockenese experience.

    Mrs Cookinfat is a 'sweaty sock' (jock) so it makes her happy to have an overdose of Scottish culture once a year.

    It's the bagpipes that get me.
     
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    They get me too. Go shivery all over. Love them.:Smile:

    Must be some Scottish ancestry somewhere - though I also like eillann pipes, Northumbrian pipes and Gallegan pipes, but not so keen on waste water pipes (though they do have their uses:Doh:)


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    You want to see the REAL Scotland, the REAL Scots and the REAL culture.. ?

    Keep away from Edinburgh . .. it's just an oversized theme park for and full of tourists.. full of cheap and not so cheap tat ... The games and bagpipes... .. ditto

    Scotland is not about ruined castles, kilts and bagpipes..

    Stay in or near Glasgow.. visit the art galleries and museums, stroll along the streets and enjoy the grand Victorian architecture .. enjoy a great shopping experience, then visit some great pubs and meet REAL people .. a warm welcome awaits you .. and take a ride on one of the first underground train systems.. locally known as the Clockwork Orange ( so called because it is painted orange and is tiny compared to a normal sized train) :Laughing:

    http://www.glasgowguide.co.uk/places.html
     
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