/ What a mess in Durness.

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Steve Perry - on 25 Jan 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9825056/Gay-chocolatiers-forced-out-of-remote-Scottish-villag...

It will be a shame if the place closes, Cocoa Mountain is a great place to call in after a walk on Balnakiel Beach.
Tom Last - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to Steve Perry:

Yeah what a shame. I hope they decide to stay. It's a great little place that and probably the best place in Durness to stop off for a cuppa.
Tim Chappell - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to Steve Perry:

Right, that's it, as soon as possible I shall jump in the car and visit Durness, either in my prettiest frock or in my Stonewall t-shirt, haven't yet decided which :-)
In reply to Steve Perry: No attacking the German Porn star though - penis envy?
Slugain Howff - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to Tim Chappell:
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> Right, that's it, as soon as possible I shall jump in the car and visit Durness, either in my prettiest frock or in my Stonewall t-shirt, haven't yet decided which :-)


Why a frock??

Sir Chasm - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to Steve Perry: "Couple consider moving!" in other news, slow news day in the Telegraph.
Dauphin - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to Steve Perry:

Chocolate Mountain. Fnarr fnarr.

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Sir Chasm - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to grumpybearpantsclimbinggoat: It's very thought provoking, if "accidental penis shooting incidents are not uncommon" how common are deliberate penis shootings?
Tim Chappell - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to Slugain Howff:
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> Why a frock??


Oh all right, my prettiest skirt then :-)

Tall Clare - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to Tim Chappell:

Why would you be wearing a dress or a skirt? I don't understand.
Slugain Howff - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to Tall Clare:
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> Why would you be wearing a dress or a skirt? I don't understand.

Nope - me neither.
Sir Chasm - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to Tall Clare: Because gay men wear women's clothing. As any fule noes.
Tall Clare - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to Sir Chasm:

Of course. Silly me.
Tim Chappell - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to Tall Clare:

It was a wider comment about alternative lifestyles, and doing what will most annoy the bigots. Never mind...
Toby S - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to Steve Perry:

Sounds like one family in particular is trying to make their lives difficult. Allegedly of course!
Tim Chappell - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to Toby S:


In any case, I've sent them a message of support. They've given me a reason to go to Durness (however attired)... there are hills up there I want to get round to climbing, and roads I want to cycle.
Simon CD on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to Tim Chappell: For maximum effect you'd need to be waving a Union Jack too.
davidbeynon - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to Steve Perry:

Shows how much thimes have changed when you can see an article sympathetic to gay people in /The Telegraph/.

That wouldn't have happened when I were a nipper.
davidbeynon - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to davidbeynon:

Forgot to mention. It's top chocolate!

The stone carver in Durness is bloody good too - got a load of turned agate wine goblets there a few years ago for not very much at all.
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Toby S - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to Tim Chappell:

They've just said on their Facebook page that they have no intention of leaving. It's a great part of the world, I quite often have to head up there for work. Such a hard life!
Robert Durran - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to Steve Perry:
> It will be a shame if the place closes, Cocoa Mountain is a great place to call in after a walk on Balnakiel Beach.

That's what we did in October. Top place.

Tim Chappell - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to Toby S:

I'm glad to hear it. (I'm not on facebook, so thanks for mentioning this.)
Cuthbert on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to Steve Perry:

Hmm, this sounds like a bit of lazy journalism from a distance. especially given this paragraph:

"But Mr Crowe – an Englishman who sealed the Highland's first same sex civil partnership with his partner Simon Long – said he was “surprised” as he found the community friendly and accepting."

The Cafe is great I think but it sounds like there are actually other things at play.
Just a bhoy - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to Saor Alba:
Yes Mr.Crowe the chair of the Community Council. Mair to this than that article mentions.
graeme jackson - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to Tall Clare:
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> Why would you be wearing a dress or a skirt? I don't understand.

he's a cross-dresser. Nowt to do with the story


Minneconjou Sioux - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to Steve Perry:

It seems strange that the people of the town of Durness, which have tolerated the "alternative lifestyle village" for years should suddenly decide to do this.

TBH, while I really liked the chocolate there, I have always found the village to be a complete effing eyesore.
estivoautumnal - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to Simon CD:
> (In reply to Tim Chappell) For maximum effect you'd need to be waving a Union Jack too.

That's an amazingly ignorant comment to make against a country that according to the latest poll is over 70% behind staying in the Union.
estivoautumnal - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to Minneconjou Sioux:

"We constantly live in fear. We're looking to get away as quickly as possible..."

...subjected racist and homophobic abuse and “gestures” – making the last decade “unpleasant”.

10 years seems like a long time to be getting away quickly. I think this, like most court cases has lies and embellishments on both sides.
Clarence - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:
> That's an amazingly ignorant comment to make against a country that according to the latest poll is over 70% behind staying in the Union.

The article in the OP cited anti-English as well as homophobic abuse.
confusicating on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to graeme jackson:

Why 'cross dresser'?

Am I cross dressing when I wear a shirt?

Just numnums for thought.

Tim Chappell - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to Clarence:

Then why not the English flag? After all, they might be unionists who just want the English to leave the union.
Doug on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to Minneconjou Sioux:
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> It seems strange that the people of the town of Durness, which have tolerated the "alternative lifestyle village" for years should suddenly decide to do this.
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I spent quite a bit of time in Durness in the mid 80s & there was quite a bit of tension between the village proper & the craft village then. Have only been back for very short visits since so no idea what its like now but can easily imagine that a handful of idiots don't like those with alternative lifestyles &/or are incomers

Eric9Points - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to grumpybearpantsclimbinggoat:

Am I a bad person for laughing?

I see a business opportunity here for bulletproof underpants.
Minneconjou Sioux - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to Doug:
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> I spent quite a bit of time in Durness in the mid 80s & there was quite a bit of tension between the village proper & the craft village then. Have only been back for very short visits since so no idea what its like now but can easily imagine that a handful of idiots don't like those with alternative lifestyles &/or are incomers

I don't doubt it. But its hardly new. I lived on the north coast for 10yrs so I understand the "tensions". But the two villages seem to have rubbed along like this for a considerable amount of time so it seems strange that this is being raised now.
Steve Perry - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to Minneconjou Sioux:
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I lived on the north coast for 10yrs...

Sorry to hijack my own thread but did you ever get my email regarding the route at Strathy?

Minneconjou Sioux - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to Steve Perry:

Hi Steve,

If I didn't reply then I doubt I recived it. This is likely due to my email address being set to the one I had when in Scotland.

Try me agin as I have now updated.
tom_in_edinburgh - on 25 Jan 2013
In reply to Steve Perry:

Unconventional newcomer opens chocolate shop in small village and has trouble with the locals...

Didn't they make a movie about that?
estivoautumnal - on 26 Jan 2013
In reply to Clarence:
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> The article in the OP cited anti-English as well as homophobic abuse.

Exactly my point. The Union Jack is not an English flag!

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