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The Moat bar. I've been in there a couple of times back in the 80s. My mate Brian Redpath aka Gypo used to live in Moat st or terr. Can't even tell you what it was like inside as we used to go on the lash straight after work in Leith and by the time we got to his place via the Go Go dancers in the West Port we were absolutely trolled!
I do remember it was on the right heading towards Slateford but that's about it.
Meant to say trollied, nobody had heard of being trolled in those days.
 

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The Portland bar Leith. This pub wasn't actually my local as I lived in Haymarket at the time but I have fond memories of it.
I believe it's still there although I've never been in in years.
Used to work in Henry Robb shipyard (fuckin brilliant place)till Maggie shut it down in 83.
We used to work night shift and when we'd finish in the morning we used to head straight in for a few a few of the pubs down the docks used to open at 8 a.m The Vine was another one.
As you can imagine it was all guys. It seems a bit surreal now but the place was buzzing. They used to show bootleg videos on the wee telly, I saw Rambo and the odd blue movie. Mental some folk weren't even out their scratcher and we were half cut watching porn.
If you lasted long enough a guy used to come in with carrier bags selling butcher meat!
There used to be a chippy in Salamander St into it think it was called Salvona's and on the other side was a sweetie shop .Portland street was a hive of activity then ,there was always some foreigners coming into the pub selling all sorts. Happy days, pure trainspottin stuff.
Now what have we got Ocean fucking terminal on the site were over 600 men built fuckin good ships.
I worked at SAI in Leith Docks for 20 years from 1970-1990. Always after 2-10 shift intae the Corn Exchange in Salamander Street, great wee pub, no longer there. Always after 10-6 nightshift the Golden Hind in Bernard Street which opened at 6. My wife on getting home would say, how can you possibly drink at that time and I would say, because I had my packed dinner you made for me, eaten as usual at dinner time, 3 am.

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I worked at SAI in Leith Docks for 20 years from 1970-1990. Always after 2-10 shift intae the Corn Exchange in Salamander Street, great wee pub, no longer there. Always after 10-6 nightshift the Golden Hind in Bernard Street which opened at 6. My wife on getting home would say, how can you possibly drink at that time and I would say, because I had my packed dinner you made for me, eaten as usual at dinner time, 3 am.

S.A.I. that backed on to the launching and fitting out berth.
There were some great characters around then. The docks was like a community inside Leith. Happy days but freezing cold winters.
 

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Dont have a local in Whitburn as its hun city
grew up in Pumpherston my local was the seven oaks no longer there closed and demolished for houses
Cawburn on the main street still open but been a long time since i was in
Took great joy in putting Sunshine on Leith on the jukebox in the cross tavern august 2016. No many of the locals shared my enthusiasm.
 

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Knew of a pub in Madiston, Fakirk where the bar staff took bets to the nearest bookies for punters as there was none close enough.
 

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Wanted to tell Bouncers about an occurrence in ma local last night. I'm normally quite disciplined about this, but I happened to laugh at some banter in the bogs, then got a tap on the shoulder 'what ye laughing at?' Now I'd had a few and so had this boy, it took me by surprise so much I kind of mumbled an answer. He then mumbled something about the other boy being a c-youknowwhat, then I just walked away and that wis the end of that. Now this is the type of local where the language is colourful and patrons regularly call each other c- youknowwhats at the bar and then are the greatest mates, that is the established protocol. The whole thing just took me by surprise, not sure what anybody thinks. Thing is I ken the boy, no very well but enough to say hello to and he's no a bam. I should apologise next time I'm in really....
 

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Can't really see what you have to apologise for Jock.

Unless you turned round when you were tapped on the shoulder and pished on the boy's shoes?
 

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I'm in my local in Benalmadina. It's a small bar and most of the seats are outside on the pavement. Opposite theres a Danish private hospital where folk go to get leg operations. Relatives often stay close by to be with their loved ones. Ahhh!

Tonight there was this elderly couple. Auld wifey with a crutch walking along with her devoted husband. You could just tell.

The crutch was in the middle as they took their first walk together after the op. But very second step the auld guy inadvertently kicked it from under his loved one, not so much as she fell but there was definitely a bit of a stagger. I saw them a mile off, it happened repeatedly.

Well half way through the bar she had a right go at him and although I understand no Danish she wizznae happy and all he could do was plead innocence. Poor guy didnae have a leg to stand on!

It was lovely to watch and I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.

Of course I laughed, but there was a tear in my eye hoping me and Mrs Jack have a similar understanding if we find ourselves in a similar situation in years to come
 

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PS Me and Mrs Jack were walking home this evening and she half staggered into a bush. She wiznae sober.

I had a right tight grip of her so it wasn't too much of a fall. "Mmmmm" she said "that has a lovely scent."

I love my wife.

Shes in bed now and tranquillity has been restored.
 

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