Hello from Scotland

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  1. Darren_MacRae

    Darren_MacRae

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    Hi everyone! My name is Darren MacRae and I live in Dornoch, Highlands of Scotland.

    My grandparents own a caravan site so I've grown up around motorhomes and campervans all my life!

    I turned 17 last year and passed my driving test in December. On Saturday I became the proud owner of 'Bow' my 1991 Renault Trafic Rainbow Campervan.
    This summer I plan to travel around Scotland in my campervan playing music in different places. I am a country/folk musician.

    Looking forward to exploring this site a lot more very soon!

    Goodbye!
    Darren
     
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    Hi Darren and welcome. I love Dornoch, Sandy, husband, comes from the Black Isle and we were up there last April. We followed the coast all the way round and found Dornoch to be a lovely town, with a beautiful beach which Ellie, doggie, loved. ::bigsmile:

    Ivy
     
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  3. Terry

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    Hi Darren and welcome :thumb: just out of interest where have you got your insurance from for Bow? We get asked a lot for under 20s insurance for camper /motor homes
    Terry
     
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    h and wellkome folk musician you should hook up with Barry and Janean thay love music thay play ukulele and you could be the youngest full member wellkome aboard :thumb::welcomefunster::flyingwelcome::thumb:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    We won't hold that against you ...:winky:

    welcome to the fun forum where you'll get plenty of help.. :Smile:
     
  6. Darren_MacRae

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    Hi Ivy, thanks for saying hello!

    I'm glad you like Dornoch! It really is beautiful up here (even in winter!!!). Ah yes, dogs seem to love our beach :Smile:

    Darren
     
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    Hi Terry. I got my campervan insurance direct from Aviva. I spent weeks pouring over quotes of £4000 from compare websites until I discovered that Aviva do it for £1000 ::bigsmile:

    Thanks for saying hello!

    Darren
     
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    Oh hard luck.

    Why ?

    Well all the wonderful sights of mainland Europe, just made for MHs are twice as far for you as all the souther softies.
     
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    Thanks, that's brilliant, my grandson 17 has bought a ford ranger pickup truck because it was cheaper to insure than a 1 ltr Corsa 2.5k:Eeek: not that he could fit inside one at 6 ft 5 ins ::bigsmile: He may well change to a camper
    Terry
     
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    That is exactly why our house is now on the market!
    Since we retired we have spent far too much time (and money!) going up and down the M74/M6/M1/M25:RollEyes:
     
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    hi and welcome form Dumfries in Southern Scotland
     
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    :party2::welcome::party2:
     
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    welcome

    Welcome aboard:winky:
     
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    A big welcome Darren from just down the road
     
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    Don't believe him:winky:.................. and welcome to Funsters, we need more domiciled Scots in Funsters to counter balance the large number of Yorkies in here. lol

    Enjoy your touring we do most of ours north of Aberdeen.

    Norman
     
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    Hi and welcome to the wonderful of motorhoming and an escape from the midges.
     
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    Hi & Welcome Darren. Well done on getting your camper.:thumb:
     
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    welcome darren, good to see some more funsters in the north of scotland

    Love Dornoch used to go up to the beach when kids were younger, was up with MH end Sept and had a great time, which site do your folks have

    Ron
     
  19. Darren_MacRae

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    A really big thank you to everyone who has welcomed me! This is such a nice and friendly community and I'm overwhelmed at the amount of people who have came by and said hello! :Smile:

    Tomorrow is the first day that I'm going to put Bow to the test on the open road. I'll keep you all posted on how she fairs! I'll also get some photos of her as soon as the weather improves!

    Darren!
     
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    Europe is fantastic but the Highlands is beautiful and I'd never move away! I can put up with the long drive down to the ferry :Smile:
     
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