BT have finally strung the necessary two tin cans and piece of string to our rental house in Bearsden and we are back on line. A bit of reading to do and then I'll get to a few replies and posts.
Glasgow is excellent. There are really weird things like not having to pay at railway station car parks or for parking anywhere else outside the city centre, a train service to town where you don't look at the time table, just pole up and wait for a train, there are hills pushing in to the suburbs, it's light much longer than down south (until the equinox) but the really strange thing is how polite everyone is. A minor near collision with a supermarket trolley is grounds for profuse apologies on both sides. It's not like the M4 corridor! Just weird. But nice.