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    working in scotland

    This though has crossed my mind after my two day visit. I absolutely loved it at Isle Of Skye, though the weather was rather miserable at times.

    Anyways, what is it like working in Scotland? I heard that Royal Mail vans dont have to stick to the speed limits, as the law back in the old days for mail delivery has not changed even up to this day? is this right?

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    Don't know about Royal Mail vans and speed limits but there are different rules on the islands (Western Isles, Shetlands) - learners don't need to be accompanied and cars don't need Mots.

    Billy Connoly famously said "There's no such thing as bad weather in Scotland, just the wrong clothes!" and "If you don't like the weather, just wait a few minutes!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruperts Trooper View Post
    Don't know about Royal Mail vans and speed limits but there are different rules on the islands (Western Isles, Shetlands) - learners don't need to be accompanied and cars don't need Mots.

    Billy Connoly famously said "There's no such thing as bad weather in Scotland, just the wrong clothes!" and "If you don't like the weather, just wait a few minutes!"
    Thats possibly the most True thing i have ever Heard

    If your thinkking of Moving to Scotland, i Would do it if i were you
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    Royal Mail - correct.

    Something like its against the law to interfere with delivery of the queens mail....and since they all have her piccy on the stamps....


    Mr Trooper, I've not hear that about island laws.....maybe more truth in the fact that the local traffic police may actually be based on the mainland - so no cops !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coo View Post
    Royal Mail - correct.

    Something like its against the law to interfere with delivery of the queens mail....and since they all have her piccy on the stamps....


    Mr Trooper, I've not hear that about island laws.....maybe more truth in the fact that the local traffic police may actually be based on the mainland - so no cops !
    Excellent! I will apply for a job as a Postie in Scotland

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    check out first scotrail's web site Al as they pay well for what you do
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coo View Post
    Royal Mail - correct.

    Something like its against the law to interfere with delivery of the queens mail....and since they all have her piccy on the stamps....


    Mr Trooper, I've not hear that about island laws.....maybe more truth in the fact that the local traffic police may actually be based on the mainland - so no cops !
    We had a holiday on the Shetlands and were surprised at the number of driveable wrecks parked by the ferries between the islands. When we enquired we were told that there's no requirement for Mots so a number of people keep an old banger on each island, get a pedestrian season ticket for the ferries and commute to work in Lerwick.

    I believe the logic behind unaccompanied learners is that the population is so low, there aren't enough qualified drivers to go round.

    I've also discovered that CBT isn't needed for residents on "off" islands, ie Orkney and Shetlands excluding their main islands - maybe the MOT/learner exemptions only applies to "off" islands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigY View Post
    check out first scotrail's web site Al as they pay well for what you do
    Cheers Craigy

    The more I think about it, the more I want to do it.

    What is it like to rent somewhere to live in Scotland?

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    Depending where but i stay just outside Edinburgh and me and my girlfriend are paying £450 a Month for a tiny one bedroom flat with electric heating. which is pretty expensive
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