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  1. SafeGasInstall
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    SafeGasInstall Plumber GSR

    Any one here from Norway ?
     
  2. jtsplumbing
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    Why ? thinking of moveing ! or after free holiday . lol.
     
  3. SimonG
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    Closest I've been is the middle of no where!
     
  4. quality
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    I regularly work with a couple of swedes, what are you after
     
  5. mountainman
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    I'm still there!
     
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  6. SafeGasInstall
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    Info about living over there !
    We are planning summer trip to see what is like in Norway and Sweden !And also to see if there is jobs for Heating engineers .
     
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  7. Guest123
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    NORWAY= A prime example of a small nation that looks after it's citizens. They set up a oil fund years ago while our UK government spent it on failing policies year after year. A great prosperous wee country and the people are very friendly, I've got friends there who love it there.
    A blue print for how an Independent Scotland would be.
     
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  8. SafeGasInstall
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    i agree with you Colin !
     
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  9. Bobleponge
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    One of my best mates is a fishhead, lives just outside Oslo. If you have specific questions I can certainly ask him for you.
     
  10. SafeGasInstall
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    I am interest to find is there jobs for Heating engineers ! What type of heating systems they use and is it gas/oil/or renewable type ! Can UK citizen just go and start work or need to apply for visa , I've wife and 3 years old boy+ we expecting next baby boy next February ? Do they speak english over there or must learn there local language ? I have million more Q but this will do to start from !

    Thank you !!!!

    Stan
     
  11. Bobleponge
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    Will email him this evening and let you know. Bear with me, he may not reply overnight, but he will reply.
     
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  12. Guest123
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    They do and many can speak English as a second language, with Norwegian obviously being their native language. I'm certain that you need a visa for work as Norway is NOT a member of the EU. They are a small but prosperous nation and a Scandinavian climate, so yes your skills as a heating engineer would be in demand. Much of their systems are gas and oil, but renewables are making big inroads. They also have a monarchy just like we do.

    Go onto the tourism site for Norway and get info about contacts there. I'd suggest Stan, that if you are serious about this that you and your family consider a month long holiday there to see if it lives up to your expectations.

    Here's a useful link for info:
    http://www.norway.org.uk/?rnd=985504321762397325236065

    Congrats on the new baby boy coming in February.
     
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  13. Rob Sale
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    I have been told that they do not like it when people move over there and don't learn the language. The key to fitting in is learn the language before moving over!

    The reason why Norway is prosperous is because she is not a member of the Eu and just a member of the EEC via efta trading block. They pay £2mill a year to trade with us and we pay £50mil a day. They can trade with the rest of the world without Eu interference and qoutas, unlike what Cameron is having to do with mexico is get Eu to Ok. Our politician have screwed this country for there love of international socialism, i.e we pay every one but don't get much back. any way my rant over.

    Like i said the key to living there is learning the language. Us Brits can be bit of hypocrites cause, I have heard people say "I'm moving cause there are to many foreigners that don't speak our language that live here." Then they move to Spain do bother to learn the language and end up becoming what they resented back in the UK.

    I would love to move there, as i would love one of those log cabin homes. But mrs does not want to move, she won't even move out of the area we live in. Good Luck.

    Think Britain is going to lose out on good tradesman to Canada and Norway over the next five years.
     
  14. SimonG
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    On the visiting front you'll need to visit twice, once in summer and once in winter. It was amazing in Canda the difference between the two.
     
  15. SafeGasInstall
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    Thanks for all the replays . I am not a British by nationality and did move to UK 12 years ago ,without knowing English language ! I did not have any intention not to learn the language over there just want it know whether English language will help me to make a start ! I speak three languages fluent and do not think one more will be a problem for me and my wife !
    I moved here when I was 20 years old and have had the best days of my life here in UK , got married and have one wonderful boy age of 3 and now waiting time to tick tock away and have next boy(plumber) next year !
    I have lived all the time in London in different areas and have had achieved all that I was dreaming of but one thing I could not do up to date is to buy my own house here .
    Since 2009 when recession arrived has been really difficult to make living and to keep going and achieving more in life . My wife is standing next to me and have no problem moving away from where we live as she know is for the good for the family . We were thinking of moving to out of London first then at one stage moving to Orkney island in Scotland . We are so in position of not knowing what will be best to do in order to do as I do see we must make a change as things has change a lot over the past few years .

    stan
     
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  16. SafeGasInstall
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    love the winters with lots of snow :)
     
  17. Guest123
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    I would say that there are far more prospects for you in Norway than in Orkney and the quality of life is higher.

    Would you not consider a move to the Scottish Highlands first, say somewhere near Aberdeen or Inverness?

    Best of luck with whatever you decide.
     
  18. SimonG
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    Aye I love the snow and cold, but the wife likes the warmer bits.


    Reading that link from system3 it says eea (eu) citizens can reside and work for three months in Norway.
     
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  19. SafeGasInstall
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    Probably will be much easier to move to Scotland as change in would not be dramatic compare to going to Norway...

    but must hurry up in decision before I have to que up for visa to move to Scotland :)
     
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  20. Gray0689
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    You will never need a visa for Scotland as they will not become independent
     
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  21. mountainman
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    You might need a visa to get back into England again though :)
     
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  22. Guest123
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    We will and with 2 years to go, the independence movement is still gathering momentum. Once all the cack about the date etc. is over the real case for independence can be put forward. I'm confident that in 2 years time the YES campaign will win over the people of Scotland.
     
  23. stevetheplumber
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    the sooner the better we can stop paying for you
     
  24. SafeGasInstall
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    What have I started here ... come on lads !
     
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  25. PlumbBobBob
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    chill everyone :smiley2:
     
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  26. kirkgas
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    the independance vote will depend on whether the next step after that is a republic and loss of the Monarchy, (or will president salmond hide the facts until the vote has been, surely a politicial will tell us the truth over something so important) there are too many who will not want that (I hope)
     
  27. kirkgas
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    haha shut it, you will learn Norwegian quicker than you will learn Scots if you have spent all your time darn sarffffff
     
  28. Guest123
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    It's been made clear in all the media and every SNP independence statement that the Queen will remain as head of state in an independent Scotland. Sadly some are so blinkered by what team they support and religion to clearly think about the future of our nation.
     
  29. Dannypipe
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    Congrats on the expectant baby boy Stan. Great news. It's hard to buy a house here. I've only managed it by begging, borrowing and brown nosing. Even then it was hard.

    I'm around the same age as you and I know what it's like. I considered Canada and Australia, but looks like I'm staying put now.
     
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  30. kirkgas
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    im not to blind or deaf to read or hear what has been said about it, however im just not sure i can believe them,
     
  31. tamz
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    You think you are paying for us now? Just see what other "subsidies" are offered over the next couple of years by Westminster. None of them because of what they are paying now but all of them for what it will cost them (and you) if it happens.
    No matter what anyone thinks of Alex Salmond, he is a very clever and capable politician and more than a match for his peers.
     
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  32. REDSAW
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    if scotland goes independant, how will you fend of those norwegians invading your country again.
    or will you wanting to rent our navy to chuck em back.lol.
     
  33. tamz
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    Wish i was young enough to be fending of Norwegians but i'd still give it my best shot. :lol:

    I don't know how effective the navy would be anyway. I'm old enough to remember Britain backing down in the cod war against a small Nordic country :smile:
     
  34. REDSAW
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    lol.
    seriously though, why should england supply anything for free if you decide to 'go it alone'?.
    like the armed forces, electricity, free roads, nhs, import trade benefits. etc. what does scotland export to england?,

    you cant have all and give nowt!.

    if so, i am declaring my home a free governed state, sod the local council.lol.
     
  35. tamz
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    Before the late 60's nothing except the odd glow in the dark redhead.
    Ever since then OIL and GAS. We don't export it, it is piped straight to you and bypasses us, squandered on the idle. There are many many years more of the stuff left.
    I will vote yes not because of any dislike of English people or Great Britain, but because i think we can do better than how Westminster think we should be run.
    I'll take the gamble no matter what threats are put forward.
    This issue is a very serious one for everyone in the UK but the outcome will be decided by around 4 million people.
     
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