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    Re: God Speed Kenneth Roy

    Discovered he was not loved by everyone, a lot of critics beck a few years....wondering why I need to sign in every time I visit but just noticed that I am now on-line.
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    Re: God Speed Kenneth Roy

    The thread shows me as being off line and I have no idea why.
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    Re: God Speed Kenneth Roy

    I had never heard of Kenneth Roy or the Scottish Review before reading this thread and I gladly thank for the post. The man is very well thought of and his followers have created a wonderful array of...
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    Re: Long closed Dance Hall, Perth.

    Very interesting but nothing on dance halls; thanks again.
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    Re: Long closed Dance Hall, Perth.

    Perth Scotland, Alastair, I have searched high and low....
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    Long closed Dance Hall, Perth.

    Shortly after the war, the second "one to end all wars", dances were held at a hall named, and the spelling came from a niece "Dooketland". Does anyone have any knowledge or a corrected spellling ?...
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    Re: Glad to be back

    Obviously you have made a lot of friends on this site....the DOG, good looking will draw a lot of attention and I am thinking wolfhound, seems a little large for the Irish, perhaps Russian ?.....more...
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    Re: Tom Weir's favourite places

    nearly deaf, cannae hear the man at this time, hope this stays on until I get decent hearing aids.
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    Re: Newsletter 21st July 2017

    Read a little bit here and there....the three hours before departure was what I was informed of some years ago when I flew out of Pearson (Toronto) on my way to Australia and because my journey...
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    Re: Newsletter 28th April 2017

    Alastair:- The "Gibson" mentioned above, would that be Walter Gibson ?
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    Re: Newsletter for 3rd March 2017

    Me too Gordon...I like your recommendations, also enjoy, though I haven't read him for some time, Nigel Trantor's historical novels.
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    Re: US Elections 2016

    When Bush 2 won his first term it was the first time since exits polls were conducted that they (they exit polls) were wrong....and I think when Kerry nran he conceded Ohio before the vote was...
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    Re: US Elections 2016

    Does the President have say on the pipeline, I had thought that permission to build the pipe line was up to the individual States; i'm probably wrong but I did think their constitution gave specific...
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    I read somewhere that the measure of democracy was the way we treat our minorities.....I also think that in order to enjoy all of the freedoms we have there is responsibility and part of that lies...
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    I had both eyes done ten years ago, cataract removal and added lens. No charges, Doctor was Barry Imara and he did them one at a time with a separation of some months; had to return two years later...
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    Re: incoming calls

    The phone company advised me to put a blocker on the number....it has come up four times, today, blocker will be applied tomorrow.
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    incoming calls

    If anyone has a clue regarding the following, please post: I live in Canada and my phone server is Tek-Savvy which uses the Bell line for something named VOIP (not sure if that is absolutely...
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    Re: Is it time to close this community?

    As Hugh says, BC...Simon Fraser University...not the Fraser Insitute, think tank or whatever it is.
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    Re: Is it time to close this community?

    I am not a big contributor to any of the threads, may have posted a few things on other threads but can never find them. Must have missed all of the news in regards to Simon Fraser, don't know if...
  20. Re: From the Lone Shieling....On Cape Breton Island

    I read this post some time ago, started to reread it this morning thinking for the first time, which wasn't so.....the poster might enjoy, or maybe already has, Alistair Macleod's, "No Great...
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    the referendum

    Cannot find a thread but my understanding it that the UK is leaving the ecc and that this would be a great time to buy pounds; appears the brit pound has plunged. I could not find a breakdown but...
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    Re: Newsletter 15th April 2016

    They also had a deal with the US postal service, opened a lot of letters going to Germany from the states. Another deal had them give credit to J Edgar for some of their finds in exchange for the FBI...
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    Re: Newsletter 15th April 2016

    Alistair: I may have missed something but was William (Bill) Stephenson not in charge of the British Spy network based in New York; I did read "The man called Intrepid" some years ago.
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    Re: presenting a shamrock

    I am no longer sure of where she was born, three versions of her birth are mentioned on a site I visited, two separate places in England, both near to where her family (her Mother for sure) were...
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    Re: presenting a shamrock

    Thank you Alistair, I had no idea.....I am not exactly a royalist but the lady was very special.
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