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  • Easing of Scottish lockdown
  • Premier Icon lotto
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    Thoughts on a wee local overnight bivvy jaunt?

    Currently the law states that people can only leave home for an essential purpose.

    The amendment will make it clear that people “must not leave or remain outside” the home unless it is for an essential purpose.

    Guess this amendment could give the police good reason to fine you? They’d have to be made aware your car was parked up overnight at a remote location though. Current mood with landowners though is they don’t want you there. Handling gates etc that they too have to use in the daily execution of their job, I wouldn’t trust a farmer, gamekeeper to not shop me. Leaving from the house you are relying on a busy body not doing the same.

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    lotto
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    Current mood with landowners though is they don’t want you there.

    which is different, how? 😆

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    Struggling to think either where or who would be drinking outside anyway. Unless they mean the few token LA’s that still treat their residents like adults.

    Round my way there have been outside drinkers the whole year. People always used to drink along the river banks in summer – this year its been all year. they have been distancing tho

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    Bang goes my local #beerienteering group!

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    Bang goes my local #beerienteering group!

    😂 that’s like my riding group. We’re a drinking group with a cycling problem!

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    Probably targeting that at the Brewdog bars and the like, the festival square one was selling pints by the dozen for take away and people were just drinking them in the square 20meters away(albeit generally socially distanced, to start with). I didn’t ever go up, but heard it was pretty busy some nights.

    Lots of that down at Portobello though it’d pretty much died out. Not sure if that’s because of the tighter rules that were already in place or just because this winter it’s always either baltic or raining.

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    Round my way there have been outside drinkers the whole year. People always used to drink along the river banks in summer – this year its been all year. they have been distancing tho

    Like I said, the token LA that still treats its residents like adults. I think Edinburgh may be the last hold-out on open air drinking in Scotland, everywhere else has bylaws against it.

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    Highland has bylaws for certain areas, not a generic one for the region.

    https://www.highland.gov.uk/info/695/council_information_performance_and_statistics/546/our_byelaws

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    Whatabout a 24 hour walk within ones own authority? Yes, it sounds pretty awful I agree, but I’m quite frankly running out of fundraising ideas now, bake sales etc all the usual easy ways of raising cash are oot the windae and will be for the forseeable, I’ve got a raffle going on shortly but even that’s no as easy as ye can’t spring people at their desk for a fiver, far easier to ignore it in an email etc.

    If I leave the house at teatime on a friday night, and return 24 hours later, I’m not infringing the rules, and I’d say charity is pretty essential right now?.

    Thoughts please!

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    I would need to study the rules fairly closely but IIRC there is no limit on how long your daily exercise can last. Perhaps within the letter of the rules but is it within the spirit?

    Could you climb Everest on your stairs? IIRC Scotroutes other half did this. Multiple times a day up and down the stairs.

    make sure you put up a donation link

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Could you climb Everest on your stairs? IIRC Scotroutes other half did this. Multiple times a day up and down the stairs.

    I did Ben Lomond on the 3 steps in my garden last year, I’m not doing that again, never mind Everest! haha!

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    I did Ben Lomond on the 3 steps in my garden last year

    Ruddy heck that sounds tedious.

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    Cànt think of any fundraiser ideas but stick a link for your raffle on here

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    Whatabout a 24 hour walk within ones own authority? Yes, it sounds pretty awful I agree, but

    Could work out quite well in terms of fundraising though. I would personally be more inclined to donate a decent amount for doing some ridiculous, tedious thing that will be hated for every second of the alloted time than for doing something enjoyable that isn’t really a challenge.

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    You could use your 24 hr walk to draw something funny with a tracking app.

    As you know I can be a bit fundamentalist about this stuff but I don’t see a lot wrong legally or morally with that bar its a situation no one thought of when writing the rules thus is probably outside the spirit of them

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Ruddy heck that sounds tedious.

    Aye, it was grim tj.

    Tbh there’s been loads of folks have done the distance in their garden, height on stairs type thing, I think the idea of walking all night would be a bit more ridiculous to your average Josephine, so maybe folks would be more inclined to donate.

    Thanks Gordi, I’ll post up. Planning on hitting the local businesses for prize donations, those that have done well out of the last year, and the supermarkets obviously too.

    A friend’s wife is a PT with loads of clients, shes gonna do a zoom class, fiver a go, that should work okay.

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    If I leave the house at teatime on a friday night, and return 24 hours later, I’m not infringing the rules, and I’d say charity is pretty essential right now?.

    I wouldn’t have any issue with that but you might still get some pretty negative reaction.

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    A friend’s wife is a PT with loads of clients, shes gonna do a zoom class, fiver a go, that should work okay.

    Im in the same boat of running out of fundraising ideas. We had a local Zoom Zumbathon that just raised us over £650 so that was pretty tidy!

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    You could also add an element of danger to it my visiting all the local ned hangouts, dogging spots etc

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    You could also add an element of danger to it my visiting all the local ned hangouts, dogging spots etc

    That’s ruled out in the new rules yesterday, doing fun stuff while you’re out for essential activities!.

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    How about use your daily exercise to to it in batches – ie 3 hrs a day for a week? Draw a picture or write words with tracking – ie “Johnson – awa an shite”

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Lol!

    As far as I’m aware we don’t have an exercise limit. **** it, as long as EHS at work are awrite with it (it’s a work/charity colab), I’m gonna go for it.

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    Crack on nobeer! I think the ‘tour de ned’ is a marvellously spicy idea.

    Me and a pal planned to take some posh pals from England and Switzerland on a wee tour of Scotland, they were thinking Edinburgh Castle and that stuff. We had an alternative version visiting places like Hilltown Dundee (sadly not as fun as it once was), New Cumnock, Upper Port Glasgow etc, and have a pint in each.

    One day the dream will come alive!

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    Next come to Lochee Nanny. And wear something blue.

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    I wouldn’t wish Port Glasgow on anyone.

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    How about the tour de ned while trying out some of the lines from the Glesga patter thread?

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    Me and a pal planned to take some posh pals from England and Switzerland on a wee tour of Scotland, they were thinking Edinburgh Castle and that stuff. We had an alternative version visiting places like Hilltown Dundee (sadly not as fun as it once was), New Cumnock, Upper Port Glasgow etc, and have a pint in each.

    I was working in Turriff a few years ago staying in a hotel in the town. There were a few Dutch folk there I ended up chatting to. Basically they spent a few days a year touring the shiteholes of the UK – hop on a KLM flight and just drive about. They were really interested by the weirdness of it and seemed to be genuinely curious rather than poverty tourists. They were doing the The Broch, Peterhead, Turriff and other northern delights that year. I did suggest New Cummnock to them for a future trip assuming they survived.

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    Did The Broch and Peterhead on a fatbike bike packing tour last Summer. Beaaaaaaaaaaaaach!

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    Fit’s wrang wi’ Turra?

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    Could do tour de ned on bikes from the “Are they dear bikes theym” thread. With a compulsory 15min stop ootside the shop or even better a pub with a flat roof. Might result in a few strava records being broken.

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    😆

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    or even better a pub with a flat roof

    Behold, the Pollok Inn

    58 Brockburn Rd
    https://maps.app.goo.gl/4gV9XpfX9ZuFwboq9

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    BoardinBob thats a classic!

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    Here’s one you’ll recognise TJ

    https://goo.gl/maps/qgxno489Hmpdawb68

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    I don’t actually scotroutes. Its in Currie is it? but means nowt to me

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    duplicate

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    The Abbot’s Choice. First pub i ever went into in Edinburgh nearly 35 years ago. Not been back.

    Flat roofed pubs? The Budgie, Blochairn Rd, Glasgow.

    Premier Icon stevenmenmuir
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    It’s a long way for TJ, he’d have to overnight on Bruntsfield Links.

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    Flat roofed pubs eh? We nipped into the Braemar bar on the way back from West brewery on my stag do. Absolute daggers from the locals 🤣

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    The Cairn in Alva was amazing.

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