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Scots urged to stop panic buying food
« on: March 02, 2018, 10:43:51 PM »
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The Deputy First Minister asked people to be “sensible” when purchasing food and fuel until shop supplies return to normal, after record snowfall brought many areas to a standstill.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/02/scots-urged-stop-panic-buying-food-armed-forces-called-help/

PFffftt! Screw him! Clear the shelves! Just like here is NC.


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Re: Scots urged to stop panic buying food
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2018, 11:45:53 PM »
Do they have canned haggis in Scotland or is that export only?

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Re: Scots urged to stop panic buying food
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2018, 10:01:26 AM »
Lucky the roads are reasonably clear now for deliveries coming through. Tea drinkers who take milk are still recovering from withdrawal.

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Re: Scots urged to stop panic buying food
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2018, 08:02:55 PM »
12ft drifts

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-43271653

Most I've seen in Scotland in my lifetime. Apparently it was just as bad in the late '80s, must've been too busy playing in it...

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Re: Scots urged to stop panic buying food
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2018, 09:37:22 PM »
Mr. Mackin

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Re: Scots urged to stop panic buying food
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2018, 12:02:26 PM »
RAF flies supplies into snow-bound Cumbrian residents
Food and heating materials to be delivered to communities cut off for up to five days

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/05/raf-flies-supplies-into-snow-bound-cumbrian-residents

I'm assuming that Cumbria is a rural area with crappy roads and little or no snow-handling equipment on-site? (Like much of the mid-South.)


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Re: Scots urged to stop panic buying food
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2018, 05:20:27 AM »
Yep - well parts of it are a large national park, so the rural part depends on how deep in the forest you live I guess