Happy New Year to all our fellow Monarch fans. Now wouldn't a new series be wonderful! Alternatively, Ayr, we are all waiting for your lottery win and our party at the Ghillies Rest! On a new year note, did we ever hear if Glen Moyer was able to move to Scotland finally?
Hi Nys, yes I’m still trying, it will be the best Gillies Rest pub in Scotland if I win, I think Glynn had a holiday over here in Scotland last year so I am assuming he is still in the US, I will see if I can get hold of him to see if he will post an update on hear. Now what will those numbers be on friday night as I can taste that pint of Guinness on the GR bar???
Ayr41 was kind enough to reach out and tell me folks here were asking after me. I left the forum when the hacker came along and then Marie started up the FB group and I'm there but haven't really been back here - apologies.
Not sure where I left off but to try and catch up --- No, I've not moved to Scotland. Despite a couple of hopeful false starts (over optimistic on my part) I'm still here at home n Louisiana. I am blessed to visit Scotland annually however, thanks to a ballooning gig I do each September down in England. I'm planning my 6th visit for this summer - attending my first Tattoo in Edinburgh and then going on to spend some time in Aberdeenshire. Last summer I spent a week on Orkney, a week in South Ayrshire (apologies Stephen I didn't get in touch), a week in Belfast and then a week in England. The Ayrshire and Belfast portions were in search of my Breckenridge ancestors born in (I believe) in Ballantrae, and I was able to visit the cemetery where they are buried in Clogher, NI.
Previously in 2018 I spent two weeks on the Black Isle.
Two exciting bits of news for me at least - In late 2019 I was named the USA Global Ambassador for dotScot Registry - I was among the first international users of dotScot with my podcast website - www.underthetartansky.scot and my (now inactive ) blog - www.agleninscotland.scot. I'll be working to promote the use of dotScot domains and emails to Scottish Societies and others all across the USA.
I may have posted this before so forgive if I have but I also had my own tartan designed and now have it available to the public for sale in the form of a luxurious merino wool scarf. Only 100 were made but I still have some left. Details and lots of photos are on the podcast website, just use the link "The Glen Moyer Tartan."
I'll sign off for now but try to be better about dropping in. If on Facebook you're most welcome to like my public page "A Glen in Scotland" or find me on Twitter @glenmoyer1
Nice to hear from you Glynn and thanks for the update I’m sure a few will read this with interest, not many on here these days but as some one said in an earlier post MOTG as ourselves are getting on in age so I suppose interest wains over time, don’t leave it so long next time as your posts are always an interesting read, best wishes from a damp and dreak (don’t know if that is spelt right) Bonnie Scotland.