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Eric the Viking BS: lets develop Scotland (383* d) RE: BS: lets develop Scotland 24 Jun 14

I'll tell you this "Aken not very much". Half the reason the house prices in Scotland are as high as they are and local kids can't afford them is because Scots have pushed the price up in loads of cases to make more money from those they see as rich. (Not that I have too much problem with exploiting the rich) But the problem is that in doing so, they have priced their own kids out of the market for their own greed. When Mrs Viking and I moved to Orkney we found that many Orcadians thought that anyone from the South was rich and an easy target. They sell bits of their land at inflated prices and their own kids or other Orcadian families can nae afford them, nor the houses built on them. The Orcadians loved selling to the rest of the world because they could get a much higher price.We loved every moment of our life on Orkney and they people we met welcomed us.We love living in Scotland. Our kids studied here,Formed their partnerships here, we will die here and not go back. And most likely we will vote for independence, but not so you can stick your stereotypical gesturing fingers at us but because it is our choice to do so.

It often strikes me how selective the Scots are about their history and they forget how much support the English got from the Scottish Nobles. (Not sure what a noble is...another name for a greedy bastard)Plenty of Scots turned on Scots and fought for the English. There's plenty of very rich Scots who own plenty of very rich lands and houses. Try being a peasant and affording to fish the Tay or the Spey. Luckily, we haven't met many people like you.

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