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Backpacking in Australia: Touring Maclean, The Scottish Town

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Australia has a few Scottish towns and influences of course (Perth for one, and Bothwell for another). But Maclean is in the north part of New South Wales and I popped in to see what was there. Advertising itself and …

DUN – EDIN / EDIN – BURGH: Same City, Different Hemisphere *

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The question “Which Scottish settlement is Dunedin named after?” would have an obvious answer…and from the Scottish capital city of EDIN- Burgh, we find ourselves in Dun – EDIN. The “Burgh” obviously translating itself somehow as the word “Dun” in …

Cherries fans on the Carlisle Party Plane 2008

Party Plane Carlisle, England to Glasgow, Scotland: Class of May 2008

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It all began in February 2008. Myself and Cornish Cherry Dan had decided we were going to the last AFC Bournemouth away match in Carlisle no matter what. The reasons for going were many and various, one of which was …

World Borders: Getting the Ferry from Larne, Northern Ireland to Stranraer, Scotland (The 1980s…)

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As I have mentioned before I always had a fascination with transport and travel. It was more the doing of it than the technical and manufacturing side. In the 1980s, back in them days Summer holidays would be spent in …

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