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Where is Scotland ?

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Where is Scotland ?

Weather forecasts never seem to use the word Scotland, always referring to it as Northern England.
What's wrong with using the term 'Scotland' ?
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Re: Where is Scotland ?

Same thing happens to the non-existent Republic of Ireland as far as weather goes,
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Re: Where is Scotland ?

They probably think you don't have weather beyond the North of England!
But they probably mention it on the TV channels specifically for Scotland.
Where I am is sometimes described as the Midlands or the North East and we are quite a distance from North East England!
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Re: Where is Scotland ?

In answer to the question in the subject:
North  Wink
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Re: Where is Scotland ?

I get the Scottish weather every evening on STV, But mainly I just look out when I open the blinds, That seems to be more accurate Wink
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Re: Where is Scotland ?

I can understand querying the lack of Scottish weather although I'd never noticed it - I see it on the map and that's good enough for me.
Why should we be given the weather forecast for the ROI though?  It's a foreign country.  Should we also get the French weather forecast?
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Re: Where is Scotland ?

take your choice, todays worst
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Yeah Its been chucking It down here all weekend, Dull and rather wet and gloomy, Who would want to broadcast that? Grin
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Re: Where is Scotland ?

Quote from: gleneagles
Weather forecasts never seem to use the word Scotland, always referring to it as Northern England.
What's wrong with using the term 'Scotland' ?

I don't see any TV forecasts, but 'Scotland' is certainly used on Radio 4.
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pierre_pierre
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The BBC Weather man just said the word Scotland twice on BBC1
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Grin Grin Spooky!!
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I usually see the weather following the lunch time news on BBC, and they always refer to Scotland (often also referring to specific areas of Scotland (so for example reference to the Grampians or Northern Scotland or the Highlands)).  I especially noticed it when watching the news on the BBC News Channel, because at that time of day they also have a signer, and I always smile at the sign language for Scotland  Smiley
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Scotland  for an American audience (rest of the UK as well)

pierre_pierre
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Re: Where is Scotland ?

Countyry File BBC1 19:50  many mentions of Scotland and Norhern Island, including lots of Snow up North
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Re: Where is Scotland ?

might watch ITV at 22:30