1. dreadhead

    dreadhead New Member

    Nov 23, 2008
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    uright! fae scotland

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dreadhead, Nov 23, 2008.

    hey there folks, newcomer here fae scotland.

    me names hamish, im in college studying countryside management and i like nothing better than sitting up on the cliffs in the hills with a few bottles of ale, a book, a pen and somepaper.

    any scots on here, be sure tae sae hello aye. braw.


  2. Mike Nemesis

    Mike Nemesis Active Member

    Nov 14, 2008
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    Hey welcome to the forums im pretty new to them as well. I'm English but recently moved to Scotland. I'm a student at University of Glasgow and absolutly love it.
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Hamish, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own work should not be the very first thing you do here. It is really worthwhile to see what other people have done to improve their writing, and see if some of it applies to your writing as well. That is part of why we require members to review other members' work before posting their own for review. On the other hand, there are no restrictions, other than content and copyright rules, on showcasing your work in your member blog.

    If you haven't explored the site yet, you should probably do so soon. Newcomers often gravitate to the Lounge, the Word Games, or the Review Room, but there is much more to be discovered if you poke in the corners. Remember to check out our FAQ as well, and be sure to read through the forum rules, too, to avoid any misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Respect for one another is our principal mandate.

    As for the Review Room, new joiners often wonder why we do things a bit differently on this site than on other writing sites. We emphasize reviewing as a critical writing skill. Training your eye by reviewing other people's work helps you improve your own writing even before you present it for others to see. Therefore, we ask members to review other people's writing before posting work of their own. The Review Room forums on this site, therefore, are true workshops, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work (and on that note, please only post each item for review in one Review Room forum). See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

    And while you're looking around, don't forget to check out our Weekly Short Story Contest and Weekly Poetry Contest. They actually run more than one week apiece, but any member may enter, and all members are urged to vote for their favorites.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
  4. ken90004

    ken90004 New Member

    Nov 24, 2008
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    Though Indiana has its own beauty, I am jealous with the idea of seeing the highlands.

    My wife and I have the ambition to visit Scotland someday, soon I hope. I’ve been studying the heritage, and fell in love with the landscapes.

    There are Scottish societies in the States that get together to study clan heritages. I am a Campbell myself which I guess have been around for a few years. But as most know, there is a far cry from studying and breathing the air.

    You may be able to answer a question for me, if I am not being too forward. Is Scottish Gaelic still commonly spoken?

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