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Why I have a Guestbook .....
Well, I was browsing the Internet one day and came across a site about my home town. This was the first time I had seen this site. Anyway, I clicked to read the Guestbook comments, and the entry right at the top was a name that I recognised.
The man said he was originally from Port Glasgow, but had lived in Ontario, Canada for many years. It was the same name as an ex classmate from school who had emigrated to Canada when he was around 17 years old.
This man had left his email address, so I emailed him, and it was the same person. We had not seen each other for the best part of 40 years, but now we keep in touch. That's why I have Guestbook comments :-)
Your Guestbook Comments .....
My thanks to everyone who has taken the time to add their Guestbook comments. Here is what some visitors had to say :
Alisha, Ca, United States.
- I thought your website was very cute. I'm planning on going to scotland in the next couple of years. I cannot wait! Thanks!
Katrina Martin, Miami FL, United States.
- Wow! What a great site. Scotland is my dream vacation destination. I love castles. I've been saving for years for this grand vacation of mine and it will be next year.
William Wood, Augusta Georgia, United States.
- Enjoyed the site. I am an american with Scottish heritage. I hope to visit her soon.
June, Port Ludlow, WA,
- I'm from Airdrie but have lived in the US these past 40+ years. Your site had me laughing all by myself. Thank you! Sending friends to it...
Tammy, United States.
- My dream is to visit Scotland some day. I hope to go to the Highland Games and to Edinburgh. Love your site!
Dianne Hawkins, Sidney, Australia.
- From Kilmarnock Scotland, but left in 1972 for Australia. Born in the 50s, I laughed at "Anyone over 40" great stuff, and so true. Scottish people are the salt of the earth.
Peter Cassidy, Bracebridge, Canada.
- I was born in Paisley, and emigrated to Canada with my parents as a baby. I have returned to my land of birth several times. I am extremely proud of my Scottish heritage and am fiercly defensive of it's culture. SCOTLAND FOREVER!
Great site. I'll be back, even though my closest Scottish relative was my Mum's Grandad who imigrated from Scotland in early 1900. I am still proud and fascinated by all things Scottish.
- I was doing some research for a novel I'm working on which is how I came across your wonderful website. I needed to find some old Scottish words and slang, and this website has been very helpful. I just wanted to say thank you!
Charles Devoy, Glasgow, Scotland.
- Despite my obvious disability and years of me being abused I actually love Scottish People, in fact I have 2 friends called Raymond and William who more than reciprocate these feelings most weekends despite my obvious disability. Big up to the Scots!
Annflo, Paris, France.
- Oh man! I lived in Glasgow for 3 years and I loved it! I really miss it! I was looking for some scottish stuff on internet and what did I find? Your site! I love it and I laugh a lot! I miss my Bonnie Scotland more now. Anyway in Glasgow there's plenty of things to see and to do! People are lovely once u understand their accent (which i LOVE, aye really!) So thanx a lot for this site, i've got a "place" to go when I miss Scotland.
Tom Borromeo, Mandaluyong, Philippines
- I've never been to Scotland but my nephew did study Physical Therapy over there. He came back with a 'wee' bit of an accent and many a Scottish 'tall tales.' Have always loved the sound of the Scottish brogue if I may borrow from the Irish. I follow Formula 1 and Jacky Stewart, David Coulthard and now Paul di Resta (now what's an Italian doing in Scotland !). Cheers,
- Great site! Stumbled on it by accident. Just finished the Scottish Humour with tears streaming down my face! Had to send the link to my friend in the US who is always sending me Scottish jokes. We are both in the " over 40's group" and I loved that section.
I grew up 20 minutes from Glasgow too. Heading back there in May with my teenagers.
Evelyn McShane from Mornington, Australia.
- Brilliant site. I love it. Makes me homesick. I'm Scottish and have lived in Australia for 15 years but Scotland is always home. Thanks John for this great site.
Linda Foley from Erin U.S.
- Loved the humor and riddles, my kind of site.
Helen Smith, from Sydney, Australia.
- Just found your site and love it!! I was born in Scotland but moved to Australia when I was just 6 months old. I would love to return one day as I have relatives there that have come out to visit for their ( free holiday) lol. My parents have both passed now so I love to try and keep up with my Scottish Heritage as I have no contact with anyone now here in Oz to tell me all the old Scottish stories and tales that I so loved hearing and spoken to with the accent. Keep up the great reading... Regards Helen
Eileen Woodside, from Ontario, Canada.
- Having left Scotland some 30 yrs ago, as usual, as we get closer to Hogmanay, I find myself longing for the old country, where my whole family still live. Came upon this wonderful site whilst browsing for a wee bit of Home news. I guess you can take the lassie out of Scotland, but you cannae take Scotland out of the lassie. Thanks for this site... It's pure dead brilliant, so it is :-)
Isabelle Castle, from UK.
- I absolutely love this site. I live in London but am from Glasgow and the old Scottish sayings, a lot of them I still say, and I have taught a lot of my English friends these sayings, and they crack up when I say them - I still have my Glaswegian accent, I shall never lose it!
Gail Kocznur, from Waterford, Canada.
- I love your site! If I had a choice to live anywhere other than Canada, I'd choose Scotland! I saw 'A History of Scotland' and now appreciate your rich history and beauty even more. God bless you.
Malka Esther Powell, from Montreal, Canada.
- Love your website, it's pure dead brilliant :)! Makes me proud of my Scottish heritage. I want to visit one day and I will have some lines to use thanks to you. Being from North America I probably pronounce the phrases horribly. What would be cool is if you had some recordings of Scottish people speaking the phrases. Also some beautiful pics of the Scottish landscape!
Jackie Brockie, from Docker, Australia.
- Just love it!
Kimberley McDonell, from Nova Scotia, Canada.
- This is a fun site!! I have not yet been to Scotland, but I am proud to have scottish ancestors and I live in "New Scotland". Slainte mhor!!
Neil 'Chappy' Chapman, from Edinburgh.
Discover Scotland is a nifty web site,
It's kept me out my bed more than half the night,
Even though i'm local, I canny be more vocal,
Reading through it's pages has been sheer delight!
What a wealth of knowledge here - and that's from an Edinburgh cabbie!
Pam Abraham, from Dargaville 0310, New Zealand.
- Have been reading through your various pages, having the time of my life! This is the next best thing to an actual holiday back home. Came to NZ when I was 9 years old and that was 48 years ago, but the older I get the more homesick I become. Thank you so much for Discover Scotland!
Tetyana, from Ukraine.
- I did enjoy this site and will be coming back to it later. Unfortunately I do not have Scottish ancestors. I have just been to your beautiful country seeing my old friends. To other visitors I would advise not to only visit most prominent places, but do a bit of discovery and exploration. Definitely see a Pollock House and Burrell collection if you are an art lover.
I am a qualified teacher of English always working as interpreter/admin for foreign missions in Ukraine. Many thanks for this site.
Violet MacDonald, from Monterey, US.
- Loved this site, sayings brought back many memories, had a great laugh at some of them and I do use quite a few of them. My kids all know what they mean. Born and raised in Glasgow, to me there is nothing better than Scots humour. Was last home in 2000, the beauty of Scotland still takes my breathe away.
Bill Tatana, from Australia.
- Great site!
Carole Beckwith, from Orange, U.S.
- I really enjoyed your page. My grandparents were both from Scotland and I have been trying for years to find out what clans of theirs I can join. I didn't find my grandfathers name anywhere at the games at Orange County fair grounds, and can't afford Ancestry.com. Do you have any ideas that might help? I will most diffently visit your website again as it made me laugh. Thank You.
John, from UK
- Great website, had a good laugh. Was wondering if any of your readership may be interested in Old Scotland in Photographs
. I'm sure it will provide entertainment for some. Thanks again.
Margaret DeMaria, from Waco, U.S.
- My husband and I will be visiting for the first time in September 2011. We are looking forward to the historical and scenic Scotland. As far as I know there are no Scots in our bloodline, but you never know. I do have English on my father's side. I really enjoyed the site. It gave me a wee bit of fun and a laugh.
David Martin, from Dubai, U.A.E.
- I have never visited Scotland to discover about it but its one of my dreams to go there and see all the history and traditions which i have seen so far in movies or documentary. Here I would love to appreciate the effort you have put in through this site which provides very useful information.
Nick McClure, from Oklahoma, U.S.
- Enjoyed your site, dont know much at all about my heritage on my dads side, he died when us kids were all very young. My dads parents didn't really want us around after that. Would love to come to scotland and will some day. 45 years old and have 3 children and 1 grandson. Love your slang, i'll email you some oklahoma slang in the future. Take care, Nick.
Paul Lowe, from Louisiana, U.S.
- I am fascinated by your "Only In Scotland" segment and for the "Over Forty". Everything you cited applies to the United States as well. In 2001 I was in Aberdeen on a training visit with Bristow Helicopters. I truly enjoyed my visit. Thanks for what you do.
Dubi, from Vaduz, Liechtenstein.
- Already went to Scotland twice. My favorite country to visit!
Michael Mulgrew, from Sandpoint, U.S.
- My father was born in Edinburgh. My grandma would call him wee Michael. My uncle Dan was really a family friend who would sing and dance and play the accordian. I hope to visit Scotland this summer 2011....
Arthur, from Australia.
- Nice website!
Rajpal Bishnoi from Anupgarh, India.
- WOW!! Awesome website, layout is also cool, matter on this website is mindblowing. I give you 10/10. Keep up this good work.
James Randall, from Spain.
- Good fun - well done! But where is the famous "see yooo Jimmy"? (Saying made famous by comedian Russ Abbot)
Dougie from U.K.
- Enjoyed your website some great photos.
Martina Olsen, from Yachats, U.S.
- I loved your sight. I'm heading to scotland in april. I've waited my whole life for this. I am a graham, a campbell and a stuart by heritage. Thank you, marti.
Christie Campbell, from Pleasanton, U.S.
- Great Grandparents (Clan Campbell) came to the US via Scotland. Geneology dates back to 16th century in a book my father keeps close to his heart. I am hoping to visit Scotland and discover more of my heritage in the near future. Thank you for the site.
Bonnie Rhoades from Dillsboro, Indiana, U.S.
- As a young girl Scotland is all i talked about. My mother is Scottish so she told me in my lifetime i needed to see the motherland, AND I DID! 15 days! From the lowlands to the highlands. I just love the people, food and music. I want to go back, and i will, that you can bet on! There is nothing sweeter than to hear the pipes early in the morn!
Thomas Nelson from Towson, U.S.
- I appreciate your site.
My ancestors were from Edinburgh, coal miners, our family ended-up in Pittsburgh PA. I have always felt I have Scottish blood roaring through my veins. Would like to visit someday. Thanks again, Tom
Veroniqué Wallace from University City, MO, U.S. - I love Scotland !
I went for the first time abroad in 2008 to Inverness, Scotland and had a blast! I'm on my way back next year:-D xxx BTW, THIS SITE ROX!!!
Alistair Murray from Moonee Beach,
Australia - Gi'day, just wanted to place the site on my favourites. Would love to know about my ancestry - the Murray's. I was born in Thornton, Fife but left Scotland for London at the age of 5 and then immigrated to Australia at 18. My father did some work on our family but didn't get to far - any ideas please? His name was Alexander (AL) Murray and was the British Olympic Weightlifting Coach for years and years. Oh by the way, would love to get more recipes?
James Elson, UK - Loved the jokes.
Cathy Williamson from Kelowna BC,
Canada - Thank you so much, you made my night. I love all things Scottish. I am related to the Red Douglas's and Williamson's from way up North. If I ever track them down to when and exactly where before they entered northern Ireland I will be there to see for myself where I feel I come from.
Karin from Germany - Thank you so much for this wonderful site.
I enjoyed - most of all - the Scottish humour and I´d love to read more about it. Thanks for all the work you put into this site :)
Mairi from New Zealand - Brilliant web site. It brought back many memories from my childhood.
Ann Gordon from Clydebank, Scotland - Great site, had fun reading and recommended it to friends, thank you.
Sherri from Calgary, Canada - I don't have an ounce of Scottish blood in me, but I wish I did! I hope to get to your beautiful country someday and lose myself in its history and culture. It is first on my list of favoured destinations and this site makes me want to get there more than ever.
Hedy from Australia - Married to a Scotsman, live in Perth, Australia, went to Scotland in the 90s and loved every bit of it, beautiful country, lovely, warm and friendly people, accents to-die-for! Can't wait to visit again.
Steve McGuigan from Hamilton, Canada - Both my parents immagrated from Dundee to Canada in 1949. Finally got to go to Scotland myself in 2005, wish it were cheaper to travel, i'd return year after year.
Donna MacNabb from Nova Scotia - Love it!
Graham from Scotland - Hi, Just wanted to say I enjoyed wee Jock's quiz. I'm not exactly a numptie, but I should have done a wee bit better.
Joan from Scotland - Hi, Two things I have never tried in my Mince & Tatties are bay leaves and chilli powder, but after seeing one of your recipes I tried it, and it's delicious, thank you.
Dave from England - We just spent a week up at Fort William. The weather wasn't too good, but the scenery was amazing, and so was the hospitality. We'll be back.
Kirsty from Scotland - I am doing a college project about Scottish Castles at the moment and I found your Castle pages most informative. This made my work a lot easier.
Catherine from Wales - I am coming to scotland for the first time in November. What a lovely story of greyfriars bobby, I may see the statue when I'm in Edinburgh.
Steve from Wales - I had a great time cycling in Scotland recently, even got to see a couple of castles and great scenery. Your site has some good information on it.
Geoffrey Lang from Canada - I'm originally from Scotland and I'm visiting just now. Found your site helpful as I plan to do some kayaking.
Rose from Scotland - Had to sign your guestbook comments, great website. Enjoyed browsing and lots of useful information...keep up the good work!
Colin Archibald from Scotland - I have done a lot of golfing around Ayrshire and fishing on the west coast. Scotland is a beautiful country. You have a good website, I hope you have a lot of success with it.
Anh Wu from Vietnam - Great to see your site. We offer the same things in Vietnam.
Mary from Ireland -I've just watched the Scotland video tour and I really enjoyed it. Can you tell me what the music is? My reply - Hi Mary, the songs are "This is your land" and "New gold dream", both by Scottish band, Simple Minds. Glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for your comment.
Frank from Scotland - Great website. We are from scotland but still learned a lot about our own country. True about the weather but it shouldn't put you off. Keep up the good work.
Many thanks for all your guestbook comments, keep them coming.
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