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  1. I believe that universities were trying to put students in accommodation with others on the same course in an effort to create bubbles. That might mean that students have something in common with those living around them. My student daughter is in 3rd year and like many from Central Scotland lives at home; that scenario has its own issues. Her lecturers were on strike at the start of 2020 and classes had just begun to return to normal when lockdown happened. She has been able to keep in touch with uni friends via social media and Zoom but last night had to leave a Zoom meeting when it al
  2. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-54268780 It was interesting listening to the phone in on Radio Scotland this morning. A couple of people called in who have offspring in the halls in Murano Street and who are having to self-isolate. Despite what the university is saying, one claimed that his daughter, who has tested positive, is not being supplied with food; how long will students stay in isolation if that is the case? A local resident also called in and said during freshers week the students were partying and making a general nuisance of themselves in the street with no social dist
  3. @neilcvx this resonates with what you said about St Andrews https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-54209452
  4. Did the Aberdeen situation not start because an oilrig worker had been tested as positive and prevented from travelling to his rig so he went to the pub?
  5. They only went back this week. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-54181633
  6. Numbers are rising in Lothian according to today's update from Nicola Sturgeon. I suspect that it will be Edinburgh which is on the rise rather than the whole of the Lothians and hopefully if restrictions are put in place like we have here in the west, they will apply only to affected areas and not the whole health board area.
  7. The beach may be ok for social distancing but the police still broke up a group of students there. https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/fife/1576531/police-disperse-group-of-50-youths-gathered-at-st-andrews-beach/ I was in Anstruther in the middle of July and even then it was busy. It was the day after the Fish Bar reopened and that would have been a factor. We are hoping to get up to the East Neuk next weekend but will probably not go out much other than to stock up at Ardross Farm Shop and the fish merchant in St Monans.
  8. Scottish unis are in the process of starting back and most, if not all, classes are online. My daughter is at Strathclyde and this week is freshers week, all online. Her classes are online for now, with different departments stating how long that will be before they review (one is saying until the end of October, the other the end of the first semester). She is fortunate to be studying in the Arts Faculty so she doesn't have practical classes to worry about, although one of her subjects is French and there is the conversational side of it which is normally done in small groups. Strathclyd
  9. My in-laws were in St Andrews that same day and said it was hell because of the number of students on the streets. My father-in-law had a fall in the street and everyone was crowding round him checking he was alright; there was absolutely no social distancing going on.
  10. We had the same experience on Cairnryan-Larne.
  11. Given the additional costs of those crossings as opposed to crossing to England, you would need to be buying an enormous amount of alcohol to save any money.
  12. I am in Lanarkshire which is facing new restrictions from midnight tonight. Having been out of the house a couple of times this week, I can't say that I am surprised.
  13. Great photos. The last time I was there, we took my brother-in-law, his wife and son who were over from the USA. Parking had been an issue the previous time we had been there so I parked in Govan and we crossed the Clyde on the Govan ferry. The 3 children had a great time on the Glenlee before we even got into the museum (my photo on the Waverley thread was taken from the Glenlee that day). We had intended to return to Govan by the ferry but we went out the front of the museum before we returned to the river so that the children could get their photos taken on the giant chairs and we discovere
  14. The latest fashion seems to be blue chin warmers. So many people aren't wearing masks properly or handling them in a hygienic manner. I was in a shop yesterday and the woman behind me in the queue just wasn't getting the distancing. She was barely 2cm from me, never mind 2m.
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