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Old 27-06-2015, 09:56   #1
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Scottish Town Bans Bananas for Sailors

Town Bans Bananas for Sailors!

It is always nice to see a community honoring its maritime traditions and visitors.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-...tland-33202101

Portsoy village bans bananas to keep sailors happy - BBC News
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Old 27-06-2015, 13:23   #2
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Re: Scottish Town Bans Bananas for Sailors

G'day SH,

At first, I misread the intent of what Portsoy did, and thought they banned the bananas for people who sail.

Now, I see it's all publicity, but in a good cause.

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Re: Scottish Town Bans Bananas for Sailors

NO! Banning bananas is NOT a good cause. How could anyone think that???

What is a good Scottish monkey supposed to eat??

This is disgraceful.
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Re: Scottish Town Bans Bananas for Sailors

To Ann & Salty:

The article shows that the small community is promoting their local maritime festival with old sailing ships and boats coming and lots of people too. I think it is cool and a clever and funny thing (the banning of bananas). I have never heard of any other seaport doing that (perhaps some have), so I like it. I thought it was a cute gesture and good PR move too.

I wish I could be there too, because I really like to see traditional sailboats from all over the world, all types. I find them particularly appealing.
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