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    Born in muirhouse left there around 84 I was 10 then. Moved to west pilton for two years then wester hailes for 6 left edinburgh to join the army in 92 aged 18 now living in broomhouse I can certainly pick the areas


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    The Tor must be the only pub in Edinburgh that I wouldn't dream of setting foot in.
    I was in a few weeks ago and it actually seemed a bit more presentable than previously in a keep your head down and don't draw attention to yourself kind of way.
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    The Tor must be the only pub in Edinburgh that I wouldn't dream of setting foot in.
    What a load of pish. Go in there before home matches and never had any bother. And i ain't from the area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColinNish View Post
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    What a load of pish. Go in there before home matches and never had any bother. And i ain't from the area.
    Before home matches when it's filled with decent hibs fans because it's near the stadium, go there any other time and get back to me, place is a dive.

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    Was in Lancaster with my bird recently and their roughest area is the Ryelands, I drove through and it made places like muirhouse, Craigmillar, the inch look like paradise. Like someone mentioned earlier about Nottingham.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColinNish View Post
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    What a load of pish. Go in there before home matches and never had any bother. And i ain't from the area.
    As Xavi said, maybe different on match day when it's full of Hibs fans looking for a pint. I've been in once for one pint and I've never felt a more hostile atmosphere in a pub. Lasted about 20 mins and folk were shouting at each other, getting pulled apart, folk standing outside with snarling dugs that they could barely/chose to barely keep under control. I've no idea if they were going into the pub with them, but if they were that would have just made it worse if possible and I actually like dogs generally. Could have just been a one off, I know, but it certainly wasn't enjoyable.

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    Before home matches when it's filled with decent hibs fans because it's near the stadium, go there any other time and get back to me, place is a dive.
    Have been in there on a night and not had any probs. Typical scheme pub, no better no worse than any others i have frequented.

    And BTW, the Tor is in Restalrig, not Lochend.

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    Hearts apart Gorgie is a dive, some real nasties live round there. regular brawls in or around Stratford's pub especially during the season. Junkies walking about tending to congregate outside the bookies or pound stretchers.
    I live above Stratfords and that doesn't happen. The only place I see junkies congregate is outside the church right next to the stadium

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    Hoping to move to Edinburgh in a year or so, some good pointers on this thread.

    I've lived in Longstone (born there, don't remember it), Riccarton, Currie and Dalry. All fine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibee View Post
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    Is it that bad, has Kano still got it?
    He does but I can't imagine he puts up with that carry on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RagingReality View Post
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    Hoping to move to Edinburgh in a year or so, some good pointers on this thread.

    I've lived in Longstone (born there, don't remember it), Riccarton, Currie and Dalry. All fine.

    http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.co...urgh-1-3726074

    Think things may have changed a bit in the last couple of years

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    Quote Originally Posted by RagingReality View Post
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    Hoping to move to Edinburgh in a year or so, some good pointers on this thread.

    I've lived in Longstone (born there, don't remember it), Riccarton, Currie and Dalry. All fine.
    I think Dalry was the recruiting centre for the walkers on The Walking Dead (particularly outside The Co Op).
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    Begs the question what the Police have been doing for the last however many months. Why did it take a local campaign to get the brass doing their jobs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by heretoday View Post
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    He does but I can't imagine he puts up with that carry on.
    It used to be my local and he certainly didn't put up with any of that previously. I've not been in for a few years and my dad goes in maybe a couple of times a year outside of Hibs games and I think he's seen bother once which was promptly dealt with by Kano's parents. It's maybe suffered from the Lea Rig shutting down a few years ago. The Lea Rig was the better of the two before Kano took over the Tor. The Lea Rig became proper dodgy after that, I think taking the dodgier clientele that Kano wouldn't tolerate. Maybe they've gravitated back to the Tor.

    There's far dodgier pubs in the Leith area than the Tor, the Marksman for one.

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    It used to be my local and he certainly didn't put up with any of that previously. I've not been in for a few years and my dad goes in maybe a couple of times a year outside of Hibs games and I think he's seen bother once which was promptly dealt with by Kano's parents. It's maybe suffered from the Lea Rig shutting down a few years ago. The Lea Rig was the better of the two before Kano took over the Tor. The Lea Rig became proper dodgy after that, I think taking the dodgier clientele that Kano wouldn't tolerate. Maybe they've gravitated back to the Tor.

    There's far dodgier pubs in the Leith area than the Tor, the Marksman for one.
    The Marksman is a funny pub.

    I used to use it now and then when I finished night shift as it was/is a 6am opener. There were a few chronic alcoholics in but the majority of the clientele were other shift workers just having a quiet pint. there was little chat and people just kept themselves to themselves. If you passed a few hours later it could be like something out of Apocalypse Now.

    I used to also go into the Brunswick and The Scotsmans Lounge which were also early openers and they had reputations as dives and/or somewhere you would get trouble but again that early it was always quiet. I still go into the Scotsman from time to time when there is live music on and it's a great atmosphere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    Begs the question what the Police have been doing for the last however many months. Why did it take a local campaign to get the brass doing their jobs?

    There is crackdowns by the police every 4 months or so, it Was Operation whatever last month, this month it's Stronger North, it's a load of pish, the police let it get to a level where it is chaos and more people complain and they have to act, got to say over the last week things have been quiet as the police have swarmed the area, but the main problem down here is motorbike crime and kids driving about mental on the stolen bikes, but reading the EEN it seems they have been targeting people driving cars with no insurance and drug dealers, it looks good for the folk reading the story, police are clamping down, but the headline is very misleading, over 40 arrests, but nothing about any of these 40 arrests leading to people being charged with anything, they recovered drugs stolen motorbikes and a stolen car, but it seems no one has been charged with anything, the police will be away by the end of the week from the area, and i can bet it will only be a few days later where we will hear motorbikes been driven about the place again and it will reach the point again where folk have had enough and it will be another crackdown, what can the police do to 14 year olds who are doing this, arrest them, mum & dad have to come to police station, they tell there son to say No Comment when the police interview them, after a tough 6 hours in the cells they are released and back home and back up to the same nonsense.

    This wee quote is what these young lads think of the police.

    "The operation was launched in the wake of a spate of attacks on police cars last month by joyriders, who hurled rocks at police cars before speeding off on stolen motorbikes".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    The Marksman is a funny pub.

    I used to use it now and then when I finished night shift as it was/is a 6am opener. There were a few chronic alcoholics in but the majority of the clientele were other shift workers just having a quiet pint. there was little chat and people just kept themselves to themselves. If you passed a few hours later it could be like something out of Apocalypse Now.

    I used to also go into the Brunswick and The Scotsmans Lounge which were also early openers and they had reputations as dives and/or somewhere you would get trouble but again that early it was always quiet. I still go into the Scotsman from time to time when there is live music on and it's a great atmosphere.
    Marksman isn't half a funny pub. Usual alkies and jakeballs in there and you get some nice people too. Lassie got glassed by a fully grown man in there no long ago though, shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverhibee View Post
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    http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.co...urgh-1-3726074

    Think things may have changed a bit in the last couple of years
    I think the EH5 postcode will include Trinity and Newhaven both of which are two of the best in the city.

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    This graphic allows you to look at the whole of Scotland and is used to highlight how deprived certain areas are, or rough in layman's terms.

    http://simd.scot/2016/#/simd2016/BTT....3425/56.0772/

    Sorry on phone so link not working properly.

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    And it's all back to normal down here again, stolen motorbikes day and night, assaults, a incident in the grounds of Siverknowes golf course, scenes of crime, tent put up, half a dozen police cars, but nothing reported about it so far, and tonight there are 3 bikes being driven about the place at high speeds doing wheelies along Muirhouse Parkway.

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