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Scotsman with family in north shore. Well travelled in Scotland and New Zealand

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    hairy-coo

    Hi looking for friends to talk about each other’s countries. I visit and travel around New Zealand every 3 or 4 years. I am well travelled and knowledgable on Scotland presently staying in Aberdeenshire. All the best .  Gordon.

    Gordon Ross

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    mumma1

    Hello Gordon.  I was married to a member of Angus clan from Aberdeenshire.Do you know any Angus folk.?I would be interested to hear .Kind regards.  Sheryl Angus

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    steph154370

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    don021

    Hello Gordon, it seems many of us have a Scotch connection, my grandmother came to N.Z.from, if I spell it right, Locherbie. My mother met a Scotsman, Herbert McMichael who was working in N.Z. and when he returned to Scotland my mother followed him, was on the water when the first world war broke out. They married in Creetown, had a son James, then when her husband died in the flu epidemic, mum returned to N.Z. with James.Mum re married in N.Z. and settled in Te Awamutu on a corner of her mother’s small farm, where I grew up. By the front door of our house was an engraved marble plaque with the word GALLOWA, which I never understood the meaning of.

    In 1951 I did a six month tour of the U.K. and spent a while in Scotland, while enjoying a picnic beside a stream near a small town I heard a piper playing in the distance, to this day it is a memory I cherish as being a true feeling of Scotland.

    With best wishes, Don Locke

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    hairy-coo

    Hi Sheryl

    How are you. Although I don’t know any Angus folk personally I did a quick search on 192.com. There is probably a couple of hundred families of that name in Aberdeenshire including some in my home town of Ellon. Did you know that Angus is also a regional area just south of Aberdeenshire which is where the clan originally would have come from Forfar being the main town in that area not far from where the Declaration of Independence was signed at Arbroath over 700 hundred years ago. Hope that is of some use to you.

    Kind Regards    Gordon Ross

    Gordon Ross

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    hairy-coo

    Hi Steph

    How are you? Your reply has come through a bit scrambled cheers Gordon

    Gordon Ross

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    hairy-coo

    Hi Don

    How are you ? I think the Plaque probably refers to Galloway which is now included with Dumfries the regional area of Dumries and Galloway is where Lockerbie is located known for the sad reason of pan am flight 103 in recent history which was blown up by terrorists in mid air. The clan Locke family seat is not far from that area.

    all the best.    Gordon Ross.

    Gordon Ross

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    steph154370

    yes. scrambled is right. Somehow what has come up is from “word games-associated words”never mind. Life goes on.

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    Homeopath

    Hi Gordon,
    I was born & bred, with 7 other siblings, in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, and came to NZ in 1971.
    After quite a few short visits back to Scotland over the years I find that I come back each time feeling more & more restless.
    I have lived in a few areas in NZ and am currently in Waipukurau, Central Hawkes Bay. While a beautiful place I am finding it terribly lonely here so my property is on the market and I will move to a more “social” area where there are people to see and things to do, as well as give me more time to go back to Scotland for longer visits and see more of my homeland, maybe get time to have a few wee holidays in places like Tuscany, Portugal, Spain etc. and you never know I might meet a lovely new friend who may become a lovely partner in my life. 🙂
    Cheers
    Mary

    I recently moved to Hawkes Bay from Auckland & am looking to connect with people/groups to help me settle into the area. I am open to new ideas & activities. I have gone out dancing for many years as it is great for meeting people & making friends as well as good exercise. I have also enjoyed going along to country music clubs. I also like my garden, was a member of a herb group & reading & I now have a new puppy to keep me company while I work from home.

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    pat145756

    🙂 Hi Mary, just had to reply when I saw ‘Clydebank’.  My husband was born and bred there before moving to Duntocher.  I was born in Wales to a Welsh father/Scots mother and we moved to Glasgow.  We met in Aberdeen while on holiday and married in 1972, bought a house in Hardgate, Clydebank and emigrated to NZ in 1981.  We still have family in the Clydebank area whom we visit every few years and who are holidaying with us at present.  I believe my husband’s parents started off their married life in Clyde Street.  Good luck to you on your travels.

    PatMTH

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