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View Poll Results: Did you go to Scotland this year- the Year of the Homecoming and Gathering?

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  • Yes, it was my first time there

    6 10.71%
  • Yes, I was also there before

    13 23.21%
  • No, I didn't make it over

    32 57.14%
  • I am hoping to go soon

    5 8.93%
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  1. #1
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    Homecoming Scotland. Did you visit this year?

    I have just finished read Alex's thread http://www.xmarksthescot.com/forum/h...x.html?t=54216

    It is my understanding that the purpose of the whole Homecoming Scotland celebration was to win people back and to get people of Scottihs heritage to return to Scotland in celebration.

    My questions is did it work? How many people went back in 2009? Was this your first visit?

    Personally I was there for 5 days in April (notice the avatar of me enjoying lunch under the shadow of the castle). We spent time Shotts, Dunoon, Edinburgh and a stop over in many towns along the way (including Glasgow). This was our second visit and most certainly not my last.
    Last edited by Colin; 21st October 09 at 01:49 PM.

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    It was my second visit to Scotland and we spent about 10 days. We stayed in Inverness, Glencoe, Hawick while attending the Clan Elliot gathering in Newcastleton, and Edinburgh.
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    We didn't make it. Wanted to go but without a job....

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    The Gathering gave me the push to go for two great weeks in Scotland. If you missed my thread on the trip, click here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Livingston View Post
    Wanted to go but without a job....
    Aye. Same here.
    John

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    I visited but didn't travel over to do so and it wasn't as a we.

    So I don't think I can give an accurate vote to the poll.
    [B][COLOR="Red"][SIZE="1"]Reverend Earl Trefor the Sublunary of Kesslington under Ox, Venerable Lord Trefor the Unhyphenated of Much Bottom, Sir Trefor the Corpulent of Leighton in the Bucket, Viscount Mcclef the Portable of Kirkby Overblow.

    Cymru, Yr Alban, Iwerddon, Cernyw, Ynys Manau a Lydaw am byth! Yng Nghiltiau Ynghyd!
    (Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Cornwall, Isle of Man and Brittany forever - united in the Kilts!)[/SIZE][/COLOR][/B]

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    Sorry Trefor, I saw that afterwards and without my old mod powers I can't edit the poll to say I....

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    Smile

    Yes, my wife and I made our first trip to Scotland this summer, we enjoyed every minute of our time there. Meet up with a second-cousin. We toured the Lowlands and the highlands.

    Just can't wait to go back.

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    I answered "yes, (we) were there at the time of the Gathering", but that wasn't the subject of Alex' post, Colin. He was referring to Homecoming and how wonderfully active his year has been. Your question doesn't relate to Homecoming, but only to the single-weekend commercial Edinburgh Gathering. Did you really mean to limit the poll that much?

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    Thanks Colin - have never started a poll here so I didn't know they couldn't be edited the way we can with our posts.
    [B][COLOR="Red"][SIZE="1"]Reverend Earl Trefor the Sublunary of Kesslington under Ox, Venerable Lord Trefor the Unhyphenated of Much Bottom, Sir Trefor the Corpulent of Leighton in the Bucket, Viscount Mcclef the Portable of Kirkby Overblow.

    Cymru, Yr Alban, Iwerddon, Cernyw, Ynys Manau a Lydaw am byth! Yng Nghiltiau Ynghyd!
    (Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Cornwall, Isle of Man and Brittany forever - united in the Kilts!)[/SIZE][/COLOR][/B]

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