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Nicola Gilardi, Glasgow, GBR, 2 months ago

Hello to everybody!

I'd like to know something more about TV license and buying a TV once and for all.

If someone is willing to help me with it, I'll write my question on a private message.

Thank you very much in advance!
Cheers

Nicola

Ben , Stirling, GBR, 2 months ago

If you use the tv for things other than normal BBC channels, like internet, iplayer, catch-up services, games consoles or whatever then you shouldn't need a licence. I have heard that if you do not watch or record "live" BBC broadcasts (which means basically everything that BBC channels show) then you should not need a licence, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the BBC won't send people knocking on your door or letters to annoy you anyway.

Some websites/forums that might help:
http://www.tvlicenceresistance.info/forum/index.php
https://www.facebook.com/activeresistancetothetvlicence
https://m.app.box.com/view_shared/qqsei42kx6sghjkw9mp0

I think if you decided that you don't need a licence, whether it is legal or illegal, you might have to be prepared for visits/letters either way (and to potentially ignore those visitors/letters).

Iain Purdie , Glasgow, GBR, 2 months ago

Ben - almost correct. Even if you watch Sky, etc. then you still need a license.

You only need a license if you watch/record television _as it is broadcast_ (even if you use iPlayer, ITV player, etc.). If you only watch programmes _after_ they've been broadcast then you don't need a license.

But you're correct on the letters, at least I've heard in the past that this is the case. Friends of mine don't have a TV - they've never owned one as far as I know - and they had the licensing people at their door simply because they didn't believe them in this day and age!

Walton Pantland , Glasgow, GBR, 2 months ago

Hi Nicola

In addition to the above, if you want a free 22 inch TV, I have one I don't need.

Ainagul Abdrakhmanova, Glasgow, GBR, 2 months ago

Hi guys,

is it safe to buy flight tickets from different online travel companies or go to websites of official airlines? For some reason, online travel agents have better deals than the airlines themselves.

Any advice will be valuable.

Albert Visscher , Paisley, GBR, 10 days ago

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Del Johnstone , East Kilbride, GBR, 2 months ago

Hi Ainagul, It is quite common to be able to purchase tickets from both at lower prices, so best to shop around. It is quite safe if you check most of these websites will display ATOL, ABTA, etc.

Dejan Karadaglic , Glasgow, GBR, 2 months ago

That is right. I bought very many tickets, and never had any problem. For additional peace of mind, you can use credit card - in that case, you can be sure, even if something goes wrong with the ticket purchase, the credit card company will refund you!
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Nadya Pohran, Cambridge, GBR, 2 months ago

Can anyone advise on any 1 (or 2?) day opportunities to do horse riding in or around glasgow, preferably taking in some scenic parts of scotland.
My mother is going there in late July or early August and she loves horse riding; I'd like to try to find some ideas for her to pursue.

Thanks!
Nadya

Kenny Murdoch , Balloch, GBR, 2 months ago

Not really anywhere you can ride and take in some scenery but places you can ride are
http://ingliston.com
http://www.tannoch.co.uk/
http://fordbankequicentre.vpweb.co.uk/Home.html
Ingliston is the best one best place in Europe!

mike smith , Airdrie, GBR, 2 months ago

Hey Nadya , A friend of mine Heather has a couple of horses and keeps them at a stable just outside Glasgow . I went there for a lesson , lots of woods and nice countryside . I'm sure she'd be delighted to help if you contact her and mention my name https://www.facebook.com/Hevs.Gibb?fref=ts
Best , Mike

Eslam Rohouma , Glasgow, GBR, about 2 months ago

Hi Nadya,

Please have a look to this page http://www.tannoch.co.uk/ and the stables located in Cumbernauld which is around 20 miles outside Glasgow and it is not far from Cumbernauld train station. However, they will come and pick you up from the tain station if you asked for that

Regards,

Eslam

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Daniel Velasco, Barcelona, ESP, 2 months ago

Hi! I am looking for places where running because I have an Instagram account that loves to motivate people to running and have a healthy and happy lifestyle. If you want can check it: is @worlderunners or www.instagram.com/worlderunners

And I am doing a market research for to find places where people usually goes there to running.
Regards!

Mark MK , Glasgow, GBR, 26 days ago

There is a nice run along the canal at Speirs Wharf, Old Kilpatrick Hills provides some decent hill running.

There is also a running group that meets on Thursday and Sundays at the Nike store on Buchanan Street:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/224012937626179/ which is nice for athletes of varying abilities.

Alan Yourell , Dublin, IRL, 2 months ago

I run from yorkhill down to glasgow green which is nice. I take the river clyde route from the science museum.

Andrew Bulloch , Auckland, NZL, 2 months ago

I would recommend Pollok Country Park. Really nice and covers a big area. Has been voted the best park in Europe in the past.

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Eli Odj, Paris, FRA, 25 days ago

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Konstantinos Chatzimichalis , Glasgow, GBR, 25 days ago

Hi Eli, I am currently finishing my studies in Glasgow and searching for a flat. From my experience I can tell you that average rent per month is around 350-400£. You can search from spareroom, gumtree, zoopla and other sites which have some options. Documents required are usually based on the owner. Others ask for bank statement etc. and others dont. Hope that was helpful.

Eli Odj , Paris, FRA, 25 days ago

Hello I am an EU student and I am just moving to Glasgow. I can't find much advice online about how to rent in Glasgow, I know that it varies from on place to another. Could you give me some on advice on which papers you need and what the usual range of price is in the city.
That would be very helpful.
I wish you a good day !

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