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The Stay Safe Board / Re: Covid Vaccination
« on: Today at 09:51 »
Anent nit-picking & apples & pears, the vaccination programmes in the four countries are different and not at all comparable. The Scottish Government for example has concentrated on getting the Care Homes & Carers jagged first so far, work which is almost complete. Eighty + year olds are next. Having very old folk wound up & complaining on TV news was not a good move by people who should know better!
 Dr Gregor Smith, chief medical officer, said that "vaccine misinformation is one of the biggest dangers we face just now!"

Skoosh.

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Caithness / Re: 1851 Census Search (Anne MacKay)
« on: Wednesday 20 January 21 15:05 GMT (UK)  »
Although Achinkail, Halkirk, stated, there is an Achingale in next door Watten parish.

Skoosh.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: 1629 Scottish testament
« on: Wednesday 20 January 21 11:03 GMT (UK)  »
Anent GR2 and the Wadset, not quite a mortgage but a sum of money loaned by a tenant to the laird with the land as security for the loan.

Skoosh.

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Norfolk / Re: Stamps in a will prior to the 1840 postal reform?
« on: Monday 18 January 21 15:22 GMT (UK)  »
Rena, the UK hasn't existed for 500 years!  ;D

Skoosh.

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Angus (Forfarshire) / Re: Soutar in Angus in 19th century
« on: Sunday 17 January 21 10:08 GMT (UK)  »
Clearances of hill shepherds was due to the invention of the refrigerated ship by Bells on the Clyde opening the country up to frozen lamb from Oz & NZ. Formerly these countries only exported the wool. The result was hill farming here became uneconomic & deer replaced the sheep along with keepers & shooting lodges!

Skoosh.

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Lanarkshire / Re: Catherine McKay, married James Gillies Colquhoun
« on: Saturday 16 January 21 20:26 GMT (UK)  »
I remember James Orr Street, it ran from Alexandra Parade down to the Royal Infirmary! ;D

Skoosh.

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The Stay Safe Board / Re: Morrisons & Sainsbury ban shoppers without face masks
« on: Friday 15 January 21 21:05 GMT (UK)  »
An elderly mate of mine had a questionnaire from the NHS, not even NHS Scotland, asked his date of birth, health issues etc,etc, regarding a date for his forthcoming jag. It finished by asking for bank details. A mobile phone number.

Skoosh.

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Midlothian / Re: walter dennistoun
« on: Friday 15 January 21 17:29 GMT (UK)  »
Small world indeed Monica, it was the Drylaw thing rang a bell. Ian Richardson was a surgeon, a GP & one time editor of the Pulse. A good shot & he wrote a wee volume called "One For The Pot!" he certainly kept it full and had grateful patients. ;D
 He had great Edinburgh tales, in short a star!

Bests,
Skoosh.


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Midlothian / Re: walter dennistoun
« on: Friday 15 January 21 15:32 GMT (UK)  »
Yes Lyndsey, I knew Dr Richardson, he told me the Drylaw story, will send a PM to you! ;D

Skoosh.

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