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On 12/01/2018 at 7:11 PM, Barney Rubble said:

The village of Tarbolton in Ayrshire is idyllic. Close to an airport, with high quality education available at Ayr Academy and Wellington, and beautiful countryside five minutes away in any direction. The locals are also highly welcoming, if a little difficult to understand.

In comparison, Clarkston/Whitecraigs are antiseptic ghettoes.

I recently moved to Clarkston and as much as I enjoy it and how easy it is to get into town and Pollokshaws Road for a beer, me and the missus were both recently bemoaning the lack of diversity which is so profound here compared to other places we have lived.

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1 hour ago, Ormond said:

Pffft.... Principal. :rolleyes:

 

1 hour ago, TDYER63 said:

Bet you dont have a problem with Victoria...

Is she the one that did dallas? 

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13 hours ago, Mox said:

I recently moved to Clarkston and as much as I enjoy it and how easy it is to get into town and Pollokshaws Road for a beer, me and the missus were both recently bemoaning the lack of diversity which is so profound here compared to other places we have lived.

People don't move to East Ren for anything but the schools.

Diversity? Did you live in London? Not much in Glasgow or rest of Scotland excluding Govanhill.

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16 minutes ago, Alan said:

People don't move to East Ren for anything but the schools.

Diversity? Did you live in London? Not much in Glasgow or rest of Scotland excluding Govanhill.

Do you think diversity is a good or a bad thing, Alan?

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On 1/13/2018 at 11:29 AM, dandydunn said:

The tandoori is decent too :ok:

The echt show is to be avoided for outsiders though, it always ends in a battle royal :lol:

I played for Echt for 8 years and was still considered an outsider at this.  Scary stuff unless you knew a local or 6!

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Lossiemouth would be a very decent spot to live.  Lovely town, heaps of pubs, micro climate, proper beaches, world class golf course. 

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3 hours ago, aaid said:

Do you think diversity is a good or a bad thing, Alan?

Oh I see what you're trying to do you scamp.  Good question.  It is good but I'd argue West of Scotland is not diverse.  Most people look the same and have same background.  Yes you have more difference in past 20 years but its stil not that different.  

The only place I'd argue has real diversity in UK is London which is fantastic, young, affordable up to the late 1990's and diverse.  Then you have Maidenhead which is not.

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6 minutes ago, Alan said:

Oh I see what you're trying to do you scamp.  Good question.  It is good but I'd argue West of Scotland is not diverse.  Most people look the same and have same background.  Yes you have more difference in past 20 years but its stil not that different.  

The only place I'd argue has real diversity in UK is London which is fantastic, young, affordable up to the late 1990's and diverse.  Then you have Maidenhead which is not.

You definetely wont find diversity in Bridge of Weir and Houston however I would disagree that the West of Scotland is not diverse. 

I help kids with their reading at a primary school in Glasgow once a week in my lunch hour,  there are over 100 different languages spoken by the kids whose family do not class English as their first language. 

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19 minutes ago, Alan said:

Oh I see what you're trying to do you scamp.  Good question.  It is good but I'd argue West of Scotland is not diverse.  Most people look the same and have same background.  Yes you have more difference in past 20 years but its stil not that different.  

The only place I'd argue has real diversity in UK is London which is fantastic, young, affordable up to the late 1990's and diverse.  Then you have Maidenhead which is not.

Of course it all depends on what you define as diverse.  It's probably not a good idea to use London as any kind of benchmark - its a World city and as such will attract many different cultures and ethnicities for all sorts of reasons.  In fact I read somewhere that London is now the "most diverse" city in the world - whatever that means - having recently overtaken New York.

If you want to look at headline numbers then from the 2011 census

  • UK overall - White 87%, Mixed 2%, Indian 2.5%, Pakistani 1.9%,  Bangladeshi 0.7%; Chinese 0.7%, Other Asian 1.4% Black 3%; other 0.8%
  • Scotland - White 96%, Mixed 0.4%, Indian 0.6%, Pakistani 0.9%, Chinese 0.6%, Other Asian 0.4%, Black 0.7%, other 0.4%

And since you're interested Maidenhead is slightly "more diverse" than the UK average and certainly more diverse than Glasgow.

Given that you are such a fan of diversity - would you support the devolution of immigration powers?

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back on topic what about the Ayrshire Rivera Doonfoot, Alloway, Ayr, Prestwick, Monkton, Troon Barassie, Loans, and Dundonald  all close to railway and nearby to Glasgow Prestwick International airport we have a milder winter and way much less snow

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On ‎12‎/‎01‎/‎2018 at 7:11 PM, Barney Rubble said:

The village of Tarbolton in Ayrshire is idyllic. Close to an airport, with high quality education available at Ayr Academy and Wellington, and beautiful countryside five minutes away in any direction. The locals are also highly welcoming, if a little difficult to understand.

In comparison, Clarkston/Whitecraigs are antiseptic ghettoes.

Kris Boyd's manor haha

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On 1/12/2018 at 7:11 PM, Barney Rubble said:

 antiseptic ghettoes.

What does this mean? You're literally (according to google) the only person to pair these two words in modern history.

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On ‎17‎/‎01‎/‎2018 at 9:11 AM, Alan said:

People don't move to East Ren for anything but the schools.

Diversity? Did you live in London? Not much in Glasgow or rest of Scotland excluding Govanhill.

I live in Shawlands and plenty of diversity there!

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On 17/01/2018 at 2:12 PM, aaid said:

Given that you are such a fan of diversity - would you support the devolution of immigration powers?

*Thread Hijack*

No. 

Diversity was brought up in a conversation with Ayrshire and Clarkston which I found strange as their is a divide between "locals" and Glasgow incomers in Stewarton and Dunlop.  Maidenhead is the type of place where "local" Londoners moved out to in 1980's and 90's as they didn't like the changes in population make up.  Most of those commuter towns are utterly depressing, live in a false past and ironically judged on how quick the links back to London are.

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On 18/01/2018 at 1:02 PM, Squirrelhumper said:

I live in Shawlands and plenty of diversity there!

Maybe its from living in London but I'd disagree.  Majority of people are all the same. White. Scottish. Having a couple Asian grocers, some curry houses and Julies Kopitiam (v good by the way) doesn't really register for me.

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But back on thread if you need a major airport then we are only talking about Glasgow (not Prestwick!!) or Edinburgh with 30 minutes drive radius.

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1 hour ago, Alan said:

*Thread Hijack*

No. 

Diversity was brought up in a conversation with Ayrshire and Clarkston which I found strange as their is a divide between "locals" and Glasgow incomers in Stewarton and Dunlop.  Maidenhead is the type of place where "local" Londoners moved out to in 1980's and 90's as they didn't like the changes in population make up.  Most of those commuter towns are utterly depressing, live in a false past and ironically judged on how quick the links back to London are.

I wasn't the one who introduced diversity into the thread - interesting you didn't answer the question though.

As for the part in bold, that's a complete nonsense.   Population growth in Maidenhead over the last 30-40 years has been driven in the main by two factors.   Firstly - and mainly - by people from all over the UK and abroad, moving here for work, primarily either in London or in the numerous - mainly - Tech based companies in the Thames Valley corridor.    In more recent years, say the last 20 years, you've seen people - usually young families - move out of London mainly due to more competitive property prices and they are a mix of people, not solely "local" Londoners as you put it.

The sort of behaviour you describe is more common to the east of London - East End moving to Essex and SE London moving to Kent - its not really a thing to the West of London in my experience.

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