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11. Posted by gypsy_girl (Budding Member 7 posts) 9y

Edinburgh is one of my favourite cities in the world. Most Scots are absolute superstars. Their accent is infectious, they are laid back, they love to have a good time, and most have very quirky and clever sense of humour (pardon the generalisation, but some of my best mates are Scots and those are just some of their good qualities.) Just keep away from Neds (the Scottish version of Chavs) since they are trouble makers and tend to dislike travellers (or anyone, really.) They are easy to spot, usually wearing track suits and burberry caps, tearing bus shelters apart:)
It's easy to have a good time there with its amazing night life, and odds are you'll meet more backpackers in Edinburgh than actual Scots. Have fun and go to Snax on West Register St and have some breakfast for me!
Dominique

12. Posted by ikey (Full Member 172 posts) 9y

I spent quite a lot of time working in a highland town called Fort William and I can tell it was full of the most backward, insestual drunken freaks I have ever come across!!
I was amazed by the amount of people who would stumble down the High Street at 11 in the morning absolutely drunk off their brains, while normal people doing their shopping or paying their bills try to avoid them. And this was no party town I can assure you of that, just a bunch of drunken toothless zombies. Also, EVERY girl under the age of 15 was pushing at least 1 pram. Crazy place.

Having said that, the people in Edinburgh were fantastic (and a few in Fort William).

13. Posted by Joolzp31 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

Hey I'm Scottish

I live in Edinburgh. It is beautiful you will love it, but you need to bring clothes for all weathers because we can havel all seasons in one day. And that is nothing to do with Global Warming - it is Scotland.

We are very friendly people indeed and love a banter.............

You must visit a Folk pub - Sandy Bell's for some free Scottish Folk Music and Malt Whiskey.

Edinburgh is a multicultural city with people from all over the world. We now have a large Polish community since they joined the EU.

You must also get the bus to Glasgow - around 6 quid return from St Andrew's Bus Station.

J x

14. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 9y

I think the Scots are very friendly towards people of every nationality ... except, on occasion, the English, for some reason

If you're not English I think you're pretty much guaranteed a warm welcome.

15. Posted by smiles333 (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

well as a Scot, I can assure you that we are well known for our friendly disposition and brill sense of humour!! As long as you dont take yourself too seriously and know how to have a good time, you will have the best time in Scotland! :)

16. Posted by anglosurma (Respected Member 106 posts) 9y

The scots are a good laugh id never met many untill i went to oz, they were everywhere, and were good freinds with me and im english so you should be okay

17. Posted by Rainwalker (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

Hello, I am new, so please forgive me for butting right in...I have been to Edinburgh, (lots to do, beautiful buildings, great museum, and Edinburgh Castle of course) it is a lovely place, and has a "big city" feel. I have also been to Inverness, and the Isle of Skye. I loved the small town feel of Inverness and the countryside around there is beautiful, but my favorite was Skye, Isolated splendor, lochs, mountains and sky. I have never met a Scot who was not kind and friendly. The accent is there, it is true, but if they know they are speaking to a non-scot, they kindly and politely slow down considerable. If you hear Scots speaking among themselves, it is like another language, albeit a lovely one..

18. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

Quoting magykal1

I think the Scots are very friendly towards people of every nationality ... except, on occasion, the English, for some reason
.

Try 1000 years of oppression, mr oppressor!

Seriously though, the Scots are a very friendly people.

Come and spend your hard-earned money.

19. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 9y

Yeah, I know, us angles have been a bit naughty over the years

20. Posted by tricky (Respected Member 323 posts) 9y

Reading this forum makes me very happy to be a Scot.
We are proud to be friendly people and the vast majority will go out of their way to help you, especially if they have a drink in their hand

I do not think you could possibly regret a trip here.

I live in Edinburgh which I consider to be the best of the 'bigger' cities.

Fav places in Scotland:

Pitlochry
West Highland Way
Loch Lomond
Mallaig
Skye
Inveness and Black Isle

Each one is so so beautiful.
It's not the cheapest place in the world by any stretch of the imagination but it is a trip that will live with you forever.

It's well worth going off the beaten track to meet some real Scots who will sing and dance the night away as long as you want to.

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