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    Re: Dictionary of National Biography

    I've been working on these volumes and mostly adding a pdf of the name to the appropriate page within the Scottish Nation publication. I'm now mostly completed the A & B names and if you go to the...
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    Newsletter 22nd July 2016

    For the latest news from Scotland see our ScotNews feed at:
    http://www.electricscotland.com/

    Electric Scotland News

    As you would expect still lots of talk about a second Scottish referendum...
  3. Thread: The Martian

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    Re: The Martian

    The movie is available on Netflix and I both watched it and read the book.

    Alastair
  4. Re: From the Lone Shieling....On Cape Breton Island

    I have pictures of this shieling at http://www.electriccanadian.com/canada/breton19.htm

    Alastair
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    Re: Newsletter 15th July 2016

    I got an email in from Barrie Leslie saying...

    "Thank you very much for the photographs. Considering when they were taken, they are amazing. Have you any idea about the photograph with the Aussie...
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    Newsletter 15th July 2016

    For the latest news from Scotland see our ScotNews feed at:
    http://www.electricscotland.com/

    Electric Scotland News

    Britain has a new Prime Minister and new chancellor Philip Hammond has said...
  7. Thread: Post Brexit

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    Re: Post Brexit

    Well I see Theresa May is to be the new Prime Minister of the UK. She looked to be the best of the candidates so here is wishing her the best of good fortune in that role as there are many challenges...
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    Newsletter 8th June 2016

    For the latest news from Scotland see our ScotNews feed at:
    http://www.electricscotland.com/

    Electric Scotland News

    Our congratulations to Barrie Leslie who was awarded the Duine Usal...
  9. Thread: Post Brexit

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    Re: Post Brexit

    I agree Sandy but we do need to get ourselves organised which is why I think it was a good idea to postpone the article 50 legislation as then we'll "only" have two years to negotiate the exit when...
  10. Thread: Post Brexit

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    Post Brexit

    I posted up a comment in the Chokka Blog at http://chokkablog.blogspot.ca/ on which I said...

    Might we start to consider the way Scotland could work with the UK to do the best job possible to take...
  11. Re: Chaotic Australian election is a stark warning for fans of electoral reform in Canada

    Thanks for that information Elda. Just goes to show that all countries have issues of their own.

    I am hoping this Brexit vote will help to make the UK and Australia better trade partners for the...
  12. Chaotic Australian election is a stark warning for fans of electoral reform in Canada

    Anyone who thinks electoral reform is great way to improve Canada should take a moment to digest the results of Australia’s latest government train wreck.

    A national election was held Saturday but...
  13. Thread: Brexit

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    Re: Brexit

    People have the democratic right not to vote.

    You can argue that people that don't vote are just lazy or indeed you can argue that many people just don't care as they can't see any benefits to...
  14. Thread: Brexit

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    Re: Brexit

    The British Old Age Pension goes into my bank as does my Just Retirement pension and my Canadian pension but the one from Zurich is sent by cheque.

    Alastair
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    Questioning the Knights Templar of OSMTH

    I am somewhat upset about the operation of this order and in this video I explain why. You can leaarn more about the order and read old copies of the Canadian Templar newsletter at...
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    Re: Newsletter 1st July 2016 - Brexit

    I confess I simply don't trust the SNP. And I don't understand why a large number of Scots keep voting for them other than there isn't really a credible alternative.

    I wanted to see Scotland...
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    Re: Newsletter 1st July 2016 - Brexit

    I decided to try a video to explain Brexit and to suggest a way forward.

    You can see this at:


    https://youtu.be/TxSKKIuw1w8


    Alastair
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    Newsletter 1st July 2016 - Brexit

    For the latest news from Scotland see our ScotNews feed at:
    http://www.electricscotland.com/

    Electric Scotland News

    This was a busy week as I was doing a huge amount of work on the Brexit...
  19. Thread: Brexit

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    Re: Brexit

    I agree Rick... no second referendum!!! <grin>

    I am also taking a hit on my pension as almost all of it comes from the UK. I am considering not banking my next cheque hoping the following month...
  20. Thread: Brexit

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    Re: Brexit

    Like many Scots I have lived and worked in England and Wales. Unlike many of them, some 800,000, I did return to Scotland to work and run a business. I later emigrated to Canada where I now live.
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  21. Thread: Brexit

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    Re: Brexit

    I entirely agree and Nicola wants us in the EU which is now falling apart with Denmark, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, etc all wanting to run their own referendums.

    We have so much to look...
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    Re: the referendum

    Vote was 52 to leave and 48 to remain. So yes the UK has voted to leave the EU.

    Right now would be a good time to buy GBP but I don't expect this to continue for long as the essential of the UK...
  23. Thread: Brexit

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    Re: Brexit

    Well the BBC has forecast UK votes to leave.

    So now we're in uncharted territory.

    However, I do believe while there will be short term pain I do believe in the medium term we should start to...
  24. Thread: Brexit

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    Re: Brexit

    Well at 10 pm in Canada or 3 pm in the UK it is looking like Brexit might have the leave vote. Currently it's on 50.4% to leave and 49.6% to remain.

    So.. still some hours to go.

    Alastair
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    Newsletter 24th June 2016

    For the latest news from Scotland see our ScotNews feed at:
    http://www.electricscotland.com/

    Electric Scotland News

    alastairi@electricscotland.com
    I regret to say my email address has been...
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