Scotland Journals

Scotland: The Good, The Bad, and The Hagas

A September 2000 trip to Scotland by lo7la

Quote: Scotland captured my heart when I studied at Stirling and continued to thrill me when I went back to live in Edinburgh.

Scotland: The Good, The Bad, and The Hagas

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Overview

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Scotland is one of the most beautiful places in the word. The landscape and friendly locals more than make up for the sometimes dismal weather. It's a holiday destination for those who want a slow-paced place to unwind, although something could be said for the fast paced night life of Edinburgh and Glasgow. My favorite way to experience a country is to live there. However, if you are limited on time, you could get away with a quick (2 week) trip and come away with a sense that you've 'done the country.' Flying into Edinburgh is the most likely starting point. From here, you can spend a few days acclimatizing yourself to the new time zone and the way of life, which is pretty relaxed. While you're...Read More

Brodie's Backpackers

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Hotel | "Brodies Backpackers"

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Brodies has come a long way in recent years. With the addition of a second location just across the street, Brodies can now offer not just doubles but doubles with or without en-suite. The cheapest you'll find is a bed for just £8pounds a night. Mind you, that is in a 16-bed dorm and is only on Sunday through Tuesday nights. That same bed goes up to £10 a night on Wednesday through Thursday, and £12 a night on Friday and Saturday.A private double will cost between £35 and £45 a night. Most other beds all around £12 to £16 per night. They do weekly rates which does give you a discount. I think it's something like the 7th night is free. The original Brodies is on the second floor above World's...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 21, 2006

Brodie's Backpackers
93 High St.
Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 (131) 55 622 23

FUBAR

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Now, it's true that Stirling is not known for its stellar nightlife. However, Fubar is known about town for its Thursday night drink specials, the packed dance floor, and a great place if you are in the mood to pull a random.I have to apologise if my review is a bit hazy. I went to Stirling Uni back in Autumn of 2001, and pretty much everytime I've gone to Fubar has seen me at pub previous to entry.Thursday nights are by far the best night to go. During the school year, this club is packed with Uni students too anxious to wait for the weekend. There is a cover charge, although it is usually under 10 pounds. And on Thursdays you can find specials such as all bottle drinks 2 for 1. I don't r...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 6, 2005

FUBAR
6 Maxwell Place
Stirling, Scotland
+44 01786 472619

Yard

Attraction | "The Yard"

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This is one of the places in Stirling to see and be seen--I guess that doesn't say much though, based on Stirling's night life. However it's a great pre-bar. Back in 2001, when I was there, they used to do 2-for-1 cocktails. I don't know if they still do or not, but the website did mention 1.50-pound Redbull and vodkas. What a cheap way to start off your booze night. Tuesday-Sunday, they are open at 5pm and close around midnight or 2am, depending on the night. Friday and Saturday, make sure you are dressed in your clubbing finest and you can shake your bootie on their medium-sized dance floor.
It is a small walk from the center of town, but be prepared to walk UP a hill to get there.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 6, 2005

Yard
6 Back Walk
Stirling, Scotland
+44 01786 451063

Nicol Edwards

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If Nicol Edwards isn’t on Edinburgh’s most haunted pub list, it should be. When this pub was built, or should I say, "unearthed", there were rumors of the diggers finding human remains in one of the catacombs. Of course any bar owner will tell you that their pub is the most haunted. However, that same catacomb is now what is called the "music box", where many people shake their booties to groovy tunes, and sometimes claim to see a ghost or two. Or perhaps, once you’ve had your second jug of mixed spirits for the night, those eerie paintings on the wall seem to look real. Whatever the case Nicol Edwards has character. Dow Niddry street, just off High street in the old town, you’ll find Nicol...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 26, 2006

Nicol Edwards
29-35 Niddry St.
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1LG
+44 (131) 556-8642