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#1
What's northern scotland like? Lots of crime? Is it just stabbing or is there a lot of other things going on?

I'm asking since I'm going over there most likely for university and would like to know before I apply.
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#5
northern scotland all you will find is sheep

central scotland is where the crime rate is higher - Glasgow specifically
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#6
... it'll be like most places...


You'll be in a city so expect a 'normal' rate, is it aberdeen?
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#7
Can't be much of a crime rate. Only 4 people live there.
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northern scotland all you will find is sheep

central scotland is where the crime rate is higher - Glasgow specifically

what he said. better watch out for auchterarder (I know where you live/go to school )
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northern scotland all you will find is sheep

central scotland is where the crime rate is higher - Glasgow specifically


Yeah theres not much goes on up north, where abouts you thinking of going?
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Can't be much of a crime rate. Only 4 people live there.


But if two people get in a fight, then you have a crime rate of 50%.
#11
well after living in scotland 16 years i have been stabbed 50 times

and iv been lucky to have not been in any fights

scotland isnt that bad for crimes and all that, unless its glasgow

englands worse ha ha
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#12
I went to Glasgow when I was 17.

Not as bad as everyone makes out.

A lot of pubs there though.... I haven't drunk Jack Daniels since!

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But if two people get in a fight, then you have a crime rate of 50%.

Fighting over sheep is no crime.
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Yeah theres not much goes on up north, where abouts you thinking of going?


My friend wanted to apply to cambridge and I wanted an easier school to get into so somewhere around there hopefully. Is it good/safe?
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#15
naa west of scotland is where it's all at. mon to glasgow. we're the murder capital of europe. there's a proud stat to hold.
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#16
Assuming you're talking about Aberdeen, crime is no worse than in Glasgow or Edinburgh. Nothing to freak out about
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You god damn euros have some crazy crime! I never even thought about crime rate when I applied for schools in the U.S.
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I used to live in Aberdeen, it's a great place, but it's got it's dodgy bits like any other city. Inverness is the same, but a bit quieter. The small towns are pretty safe, but you'd have to get used to the locals 'lifestyle'.
#19
Northern Scotland? I don't think that's a problem - Just full of hills and whatnot...

It's Glasgow where there are over 9000 stabbings a week.

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Assuming you're talking about Aberdeen, crime is no worse than in Glasgow or Edinburgh. Nothing to freak out about


Shouldn't that be 'no better than Glasgow or Edinburgh'?
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My friend wanted to apply to cambridge and I wanted an easier school to get into so somewhere around there hopefully. Is it good/safe?


Somewhere around Camebridge, you say? Then why are you asking about Scottish crime rates?

Eh, this sort of stuff is never as bad as it seems anyway; don't get pulled into the media frenzy over the violence in Glasgow.
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#22
yeah, time for my serious answer... crime in Scotland is like zero, except Glasgow, but even then, if you don't piss someone off or go to the wrong areas, you're not going to get any hassle/stabbed. I seem to spend half my weekends in Glasgow, just going round the music shops or whatever, and I've never had any problems. We saw a hobo fight once, but that's about it.
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yeah, time for my serious answer... crime in Scotland is like zero, except Glasgow, but even then, if you don't piss someone off or go to the wrong areas, you're not going to get any hassle/stabbed. I seem to spend half my weekends in Glasgow, just going round the music shops or whatever, and I've never had any problems. We saw a hobo fight once, but that's about it.

In that case it's significantly more violent in the Borders.
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In that case it's significantly more violent in the Borders.

I didn't say there wasn't any violence, just that if you keep your head down, you won't attract any hassle, especially not as a student.
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#25
it just depends where you go..

If you walk about the west end at night... you're not going to get in a fight.
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#26
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I didn't say there wasn't any violence, just that if you keep your head down, you won't attract any hassle, especially not as a student.

That's true I guess. I'd still be wary of being on foot in certain areas at certain times. A friend of mine was walking through Gorbals after a gig when a guy stopped him and asked what the hell he was doing in such an area at that time of night.
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it just depends where you go..

If you walk about the west end at night... you're not going to get in a fight.

I've never been in a fight anywhere in Glasgow, and i hardly fit into the 'physically intimidating' catagory.

But as has already been said, there's no crime up in Aberdeen to worry about.
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#28
Serious time now... I was born and raised in Paisley, and I lived in the east end of Glasgow for a while. Never been stabbed or shot, mostly because I don't piss people off, and I keep my nose clean, so to say.
In my years as a truck driver, I've parked up in many places; the only place in Scotland that I try to avoid is Dundee.
The borders, in my experience, are much the same as the Highlands (and even Dumfries + Galloway) - once you get used to excessive drinking and the odd scrap, they're not so bad. Mind you, Galashiels is getting a bit of a name for the pervs...
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#29
Glasgow is #1 in the UK for knife crime....but that's because everyone else has moved on to gun crime.
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#30
Other than sheepshagging it's not too bad

Slightly further south, Edinburgh, especially the centre where all the uni things are, is probably the safest city I've been to. Glasgow is a bit rougher, but if you stay in the centre and don't go wandering off by yourself (ie, don't be an idiot) you'll be fine. I've been out a fair few times there and never had any trouble.
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#31
No-Offence OP, but if your going to let a crime rate stop you with your preferred college you need to depussify a bit.
#32
You're going to "northern Scotland" for university? Like ... where?

As for crime, there ain't much that's going to happen to you up there.

Come to Glasgow. Aberdeen's a bit dull - I grew up there. Dundee sucks. Edinburgh's very nice. But Glasgow is just plain awesome. And don't worry about the stabbings - that's only in the shite areas.
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No-Offence OP, but if your going to let a crime rate stop you with your preferred college you need to depussify a bit.


This.

You need to tell us where in Scotland you'll be residing TS.

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You're going to "northern Scotland" for university? Like ... where?



UHI, University of the Highlands and Islands. Or, a bunch of colleges which got their heads together and came up with a fancy name.
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UHI, University of the Highlands and Islands. Or, a bunch of colleges which got their heads together and came up with a fancy name.



Cool, my dad lectures for them in Perth.
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^ Perth? Surely that's stretching the geographical definition implicit in their title by a fair few miles? Perth's alright tho'.
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#39
if you live in glasgow you know where to avoid so it doesnt seem that bad to us, but then again ive been attacked before in a place I thought was safe.
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^ Perth? Surely that's stretching the geographical definition implicit in their title by a fair few miles? Perth's alright tho'.
(I failed my first HGV test there because some mother****er couldn't wait for me to pass, and squeezed down a line of parked cars past my truck. How I was responsible for them ramming a BT van is beyond me, but god it was funny...)



hey that's their biggest location, i believe, perth college.
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