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    Museums/Points of Interest

    Any recommendations in the area.

    I went to the Maritme Museum today which made me think i should take in some more round about.

    Theres the Gordon Highlanders and i fancy the Speyside Cooperage too but any other ideas would be appreciated

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    Not exactly in the area but what about Scotlands nuclear bunker? It's down the Crail way I think.

    Anyone been?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mondo_notion View Post
    Not exactly in the area but what about Scotlands nuclear bunker? It's down the Crail way I think.

    Anyone been?
    I went when i was a nipper. Kind of thing id like. Good shout min

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco Buc View Post
    Cheers Buc. Maybe we could get that coffee at the Highlanders

    I did enjoy the Maritime. But it is filled out with models of ships. But its free and worth it. It alsl explains street names though

    The Piper Alpha stuff is sad. The fact it was all found 20+ years later is mad

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    Quote Originally Posted by mondo_notion View Post
    Not exactly in the area but what about Scotlands nuclear bunker? It's down the Crail way I think.

    Anyone been?
    Aye been down a look there tae interesting place just near Crail and St Andrews On Sea.

    Transport Museum in weedgieland is braw tae

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pacman1903 View Post
    Any recommendations in the area.

    I went to the Maritme Museum today which made me think i should take in some more round about.

    Theres the Gordon Highlanders and i fancy the Speyside Cooperage too but any other ideas would be appreciated
    Nae quite yer neck of the woods but the flight museum at East Fortune (quite a bit) outside Edinburgh is very good.

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    Nae many folks neck of the woods but i just went to the Bovington Tank Museum in Dorset. By far the greatest museum ive ever set foot in

    Hundreds of tanks. From an original "little willie" through to your modern day stuff like M1s being used in the middle east. Loved seing all the WW1 and WW2 tanks. Panzers especially
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    Hadn't been here since I was very young so don't really remember it. Great place and definitely one of my favourites in our neck of the woods. Needless to say the wee man loved legging it round the gardens. Kildrummy Castle oot the back of Alford
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    Have you tried the transport museum in Alford? I mind loving that place when I was a kid.

    Not in the area, but take the loon to the National Museum in Edinburgh - you'll both absolutely love it. I went to school just outside Edinburgh and there was a trip there every year and I've always loved it there. Had my 3 & 5 year olds there in December for the first time and we were back at the beginning of February as they went on about it so much.

    A wee trip on the train to Dundee to see Discovery and the science museum was another winner. Both brilliant places for the kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wester_ross_don View Post
    Nae quite yer neck of the woods but the flight museum at East Fortune (quite a bit) outside Edinburgh is very good.
    Sure is, been there twice with my two. About 3 or 4 miles south of North Berwick, on the East Lothian area.

    Looking for something to do in Glasgow this sunday morning, before we head up the road, as part of semi-final weekend. Done the Riverside Museum and the Science Centre, already. Any other decent places to go, for kids?

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    Kelvingrove museum is good FTH

    ILJ he loves the transport museum. So do i actually. Its a saved for a rainy day affair

    National Museum is a good shout as my folks are on about heading to Edinburgh with the wee man and me when im back from offshore next trip

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    It's sad they never kept some older properties in Kings Crescent old Aberdeen for example my Gran lived in a detached block next to the railway line with a big garden.

    She had two rooms at the top one was a living room bedroom and the other across the landing was a kitchen dinning area .

    No heating just coal fires no hot water tank just two electric geezers over the kitchen sink.

    Down stairs was a toilet shared by around 10 people in the various flats. Outside there was washing facilities in a boiler room where you'd heat up water to hand wash the clothes then stick them through a wringer ..
    Imagine that .

    This historic building of how we used to live was knocked down in the mid 70s own by the council.

    That building would have been superb education for the kids growing up today on how life was.

    My Gran moved to Jute street which for the first time she had not only an indoor toilet but a bath as well .

    But she didn't want to move she was happy living in Kings Crescent.

    Would love to see how Aberdeen's working classes used to live and that would indeed be fantastic memories for not only myself but others too.

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    How's the weather in Spain Buc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mondo_notion View Post
    How's the weather in Spain Buc?
    Not too hot more on the airish with a rather cooling wind Mondo

    Hopefully it's going to warm up by the weekend ..
    The locals are moaning about it .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco Buc View Post
    Not too hot more on the airish with a rather cooling wind Mondo

    Hopefully it's going to warm up by the weekend ..
    The locals are moaning about it .
    I'm in Alicante at the moment. Went to pick up my winnings earlier. Ended up I was due a bitty more than I thought. Which was nice. Was quite breezy and chilly when I entered the casino. An hour later I came out and it was beautiful. At the airport now ready to come home for the big game tomorrow.

    Enjoy your time away buc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mondo_notion View Post
    I'm in Alicante at the moment. Went to pick up my winnings earlier
    c.
    Pump it in to become an aberDoNkey.

    Fits the big game Lochee Utd v Auchinleck Talbot. Should be a cracker

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    Quote Originally Posted by mondo_notion View Post
    I'm in Alicante at the moment. Went to pick up my winnings earlier. Ended up I was due a bitty more than I thought. Which was nice. Was quite breezy and chilly when I entered the casino. An hour later I came out and it was beautiful. At the airport now ready to come home for the big game tomorrow.

    Enjoy your time away buc.
    Nice one Mondo especially a we top up bonus.

    Aye enjoying my we break the now.
    Enjoy spending your winnings I'm sure Mrs Mondo will indeed enjoy in the sharing of it a!so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mondo_notion View Post
    I'm in Alicante at the moment. Went to pick up my winnings earlier. Ended up I was due a bitty more than I thought. Which was nice. Was quite breezy and chilly when I entered the casino. An hour later I came out and it was beautiful. At the airport now ready to come home for the big game tomorrow.

    Enjoy your time away buc.
    I always imagined Alicante to be like Benidorm. I was very impressed when I ended up there. Great food and bars. Beautiful little city centre. Drove up to Valencia to go to a particular restaurant only to find it just closing.

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