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Re: New Englander Considering a Move to Scotland!
« Reply #30 on: July 01, 2020, 12:32:45 PM »

Plus i dont think dunks here is the same at all.

I read that as drunks!  ;D
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Re: New Englander Considering a Move to Scotland!
« Reply #31 on: July 01, 2020, 12:34:03 PM »
Drunks are way better here!! Americans are lightweights!  ;D ;D
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Re: New Englander Considering a Move to Scotland!
« Reply #32 on: July 01, 2020, 12:44:45 PM »
Amateurs!
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Re: New Englander Considering a Move to Scotland!
« Reply #33 on: July 01, 2020, 01:52:38 PM »
Welcome, Masshole! Good to see a fellow New Englander...but a shame you're from MA ;)

I am a Mainer living in Scotland. Only a year in so far. Culture shock is hard! But Scotland is beautiful, and it sure seems like the best bit of the UK - spacious and great standard of living. Good for the hikers and ocean lovers. I already know you're at least an ocean lover with your roots.

Wish I could answer visa Qs- but haven't the foggiest. There are good folk in here who somehow know everything, so I'm sure you'll get some help!

And if things don't work out....Maine is kinda like the Scotland of New England, right? Spacious, pretty, and you'll be treated like an outsider no matter how long you stay ;)

Good luck and welcome!


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Re: New Englander Considering a Move to Scotland!
« Reply #34 on: July 01, 2020, 01:53:31 PM »
I’m in finance in England and it’s a really resilient field.  Depending on his skill set, this could be the perfect time for a move.


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Re: New Englander Considering a Move to Scotland!
« Reply #35 on: July 01, 2020, 01:53:44 PM »
Drunks are way better here!! Americans are lightweights!  ;D ;D
And i read *that* as dunks Larrabee

100% agree the drunks are definitely way better here but the dunks is not.

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Re: New Englander Considering a Move to Scotland!
« Reply #36 on: July 01, 2020, 05:53:28 PM »
Thank you for all the lovely messages and warm welcomes!

I really hope we can make it work. We've talked about it for at least 3 years now, and it just feels like the right time. I've spent a LOT of time in Scotland over the past several years, yet I'm still anticipating a bit of a culture shock because I know living there is very different than visiting.

I'm laughing at all the Dunks comments, because my husband used to make fun of DD's all the time and now he is literally addicted. He orders a large iced coffee nearly everyday, even in the winter  ;D . I think he's actually the most distraught about leaving behind Dunkin Donuts.

thanp42 - I used to vacation in Maine almost every summer, and actually prefer it to Mass in many ways (don't tell my Boston relatives  ;) ) My husband loves it there as well, as much of the coastline reminds him of home.



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Re: New Englander Considering a Move to Scotland!
« Reply #37 on: July 01, 2020, 06:14:13 PM »
Welcome to another Massholer, we moved from Boston to Scotland in 2015. I am originally from Scotland and my husband is from Lexington MA. We live in Arbroath, a small town on the northeast coast of Scotland. We love it here and people are so welcoming and no issues about immigrants from the local people. We are both retired now so no issues about employment for us. My husband if just waiting for Indefinite leave to remain and then he can apply for citizenship. I also have dual citizenship so its easy to come and go when we need to! well it was until COVID-19!
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Re: New Englander Considering a Move to Scotland!
« Reply #38 on: July 01, 2020, 07:26:02 PM »
Where is there a Dunkin Donuts here? I've been saving my carbs for DD in The Netherlands.

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Re: New Englander Considering a Move to Scotland!
« Reply #39 on: July 01, 2020, 07:46:40 PM »
Where is there a Dunkin Donuts here? I've been saving my carbs for DD in The Netherlands.

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Might all be down here in England. Don't waste your carbs on British dunks. Not worth it just go full Krispy Kreme.

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Re: New Englander Considering a Move to Scotland!
« Reply #40 on: July 02, 2020, 08:27:03 AM »
Might all be down here in England. Don't waste your carbs on British dunks. Not worth it just go full Krispy Kreme.



There was a DD in Glasgow city centre donks ago, but it shut fairly soon after it opened.

I hate Krispy Kreme... they never have any cake doughnuts.... I hope you guys know what I mean by 'cake'.... I have difficulty describing it to people!  The more sort of dense texture... not the airy fluffy ones. 

Tim Hortons, however....YUM.  And they do some 'cake' doughnuts.

I need to check out Tantrum Doughnuts in the west end... see what they've got.


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Re: New Englander Considering a Move to Scotland!
« Reply #41 on: July 02, 2020, 08:30:01 AM »
There was a DD in Glasgow city centre donks ago, but it shut fairly soon after it opened.

I hate Krispy Kreme... they never have any cake doughnuts.... I hope you guys know what I mean by 'cake'.... I have difficulty describing it to people!  The more sort of dense texture... not the airy fluffy ones. 

Tim Hortons, however....YUM.  And they do some 'cake' doughnuts.

I need to check out Tantrum Doughnuts in the west end... see what they've got.
Yeah they are like the Apple Cider Donuts type donut. I know what you mean. I prefer the krispy kreme style (but im not a krispy kreme fan). I want real donuts and better bagel variety again

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* FLR(M) applied for  May 2016. Biometrics requested June 2016. Approval given July 2016.
* ILR applied for January 2019 (using priority processing). Approved February 2019.
* Citizenship applied for May  2019

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Re: New Englander Considering a Move to Scotland!
« Reply #42 on: July 02, 2020, 08:34:23 AM »
Yeah they are like the Apple Cider Donuts type donut. I know what you mean. I prefer the krispy kreme style (but im not a krispy kreme fan). I want real donuts and better bagel variety again

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Re: New Englander Considering a Move to Scotland!
« Reply #43 on: July 02, 2020, 08:35:21 AM »
I miss a good bagel so much!
I miss everything, chocolate chip, and frech toast bags. I could make my own but it's a faff.

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* Moved to the UK on said visa October 2013
* FLR(M) applied for  May 2016. Biometrics requested June 2016. Approval given July 2016.
* ILR applied for January 2019 (using priority processing). Approved February 2019.
* Citizenship applied for May  2019

**CITIZENSHIP APPROVED July 4, 2019! Formal ceremony on August 28, 2019!**

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Re: New Englander Considering a Move to Scotland!
« Reply #44 on: July 02, 2020, 08:46:07 AM »
All about the cake donuts, albatross!

We have an amazing donut shop here, called Perk Coffee and Donuts and they do these gigantic donut creations.    Still, I miss a cider donut or just an 'old fashioned' donut
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