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  • Easing of Scottish lockdown
  • Premier Icon scotroutes
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    We’re supposed to be swimming later and our usual spot is Morlich. I’ve been sussing out a few others but Vaa car park is rammed and even lovely Lochindorb is bereft of a parking space. Currently at Findhorn where it’s also overwhelmed.

    There’s definitely an irony at being up here in the Highlands and unable to find anywhere quiet.

    fasthaggis
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    I thought that Morlich link of beamer’s was photoshopped,hope they all tidy up.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    TBH it doesn’t look bad once folk leave for the day. It’s the overnight shenanigans that are the problem.

    Meanwhile, 29C here in Findhorn.

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    We went to Cullen this morning, wasn’t too bad at 10am when we arrived and spent a few hours at the far end. By lunchtime, it was backed up from the car park where they would wait 20 minutes to drive down and around a full car park and leave – the old duffers trying to get into the golf club car park were besides themselves

    School hols + good weather + fear of another lockdown = everyone out!

    Premier Icon imnotverygood
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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-53616553
    Good to see Scotland’s less individualistic society paying dividends.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Looks like we’re getting a T&T app now too, using the Google/Apple model and based on the Irish one.

    LD
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    Drove to Skye today and slowest busiest trip I’ve ever done. On the plus side no one parked at Guiness Pool on the Etive while triple falls was rammed. Did have to clear some litter but pleasant overall and only busyness was a squad of kayakers passing through. Good entertainment with a pinned boat on right angle as well.
    Lockdown definitely feeling over. Coire a Ghrunnda tomorrow then fight crowds again at Fairy Pools Sunday. I know I’m part of the problem but kinda consider myself local.

    stevemuzzy
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    Going to aviemore on Sunday. Feels all very nomal and everything seems open.

    poah
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    I went to my class today. Spent the day sorting posters, scrap paper and glue stick.

    Premier Icon duckman
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    Poah; always have an emergency stash because of nefarious colleagues. And don’t give stuff away,trade it.

    Premier Icon juanking
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    Been in North Wales for the last week and can honestly say I’m glad I’m heading back up the road tomorrow. I’ve been in the Conwy area and the locals are doing their best but the holiday makers are a ffing menace, thick as mince and entitled to boot. Little social distancing going on and virtually zero masks anywhere. I hate to think what this place will be like come the 3rd when everything opens up again.

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    Is the Scottish test and trace app a wholly distinct thing from the English one.

    Actually, wrong question, will those arseholes in Downing Street be able to get hold of our data?

    Premier Icon cynic-al
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    This model doesn’t hold our data centrally like the failed Boris one would have.

    Premier Icon gordimhor
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    So far as I know Scottish Govt have opted for the Google /Apple app.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    So far as I know Scottish Govt have opted for the Google /Apple app.

    It’s the same as is already being used in RoI and is also being developed for NI.

    Premier Icon somafunk
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    Actually, wrong question, will those arseholes in Downing Street be able to get hold of our data?

    I wouldnt worry about that as this government has given Palintir access to our NHS data anyway

    Premier Icon tjagain
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    I think that will only be the english data.

    Scottish NHS being a completely separate body with totally stand alone records and testing for covid

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Wot TJ wrote.

    Premier Icon andy4d
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    Well I have just booked a flight from Ireland to Scotland to visit my parents this Saturday, fingers crossed things stay as they are and don’t lock down so I can actually travel. Will be first time I have seen them since last year, can I hug them🤣

    gauss1777
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    Just had a quick look through my classes results. Overall they seem quite reasonable to me.

    Premier Icon imnotverygood
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    Interesting and a bit disturbing to see how many cases are linked to one venue on one night. (especially as they claim they were complying with the procedures.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-53650214

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    It’s all going a bit mental in Aberdeen just now, lots of bars in self imposed shut down.

    Seeing some of the pics of the lack of any social distancing and lack face coverings its hardly surprising.

    Premier Icon daviek
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    the rumour mill is in full swing at work about the venues involved. if any of the stories being thrown about are remotely true it’s going to be a lot worse.

    Spin
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    Starting to get a bit nervous about the return to work as a teacher. Not so much for myself but the wider picture. Whatever measures they say are in place with no distancing, masks optional and inadequate handwashing facilities it really just looks like situation normal. The return seems to be based on the idea that school pupils don’t transmit so much but whilst some of the science supports that some doesn’t. Guess it’s just a case of suck it and see.

    NZCol
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    The only way we are going to get moving is to shut boozers

    Spin
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    The only way we are going to get moving is to shut boozers

    That’s looking increasingly likely I think.

    poah
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    Starting to get a bit nervous about the return to work as a teacher.

    Has your school not given out guidelines about distancing from pupils? I’m guessing we will still have to keep out distance but that is going to be an issue for some parts of the lesson especially if you are a practical class.

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    The guidelines on distancing and protection are pretty vague and pretty much unworkable.For all the early noise from Swinney about class size, I/you will have 28 first years in a room that we are meant to be able to stay 2m from…aye right. We are doing a staggered return the first week,masks are optional as is uniform to get PE going. Tech and sciences are going to be hard to get going, ours have been recording videos of themselves demonstrating. It is going to be a strange new world for everybody.

    Kids here are only in one day of the first week, daughter delighted 😁

    Premier Icon duckman
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    Mine is in 2, it’s fair enough really after all this time.

    poah
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    I/you will have 28 first years in a room

    nah I can only have 20 so makes it much easier.

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