Hi Seeing Red I'm also in Scotland near Aberdeen, which particular part of the sticks are you in?
Back on topic I had quite an experience of small worldishness recently. I registered with friends reunited and got an e mail from a guy I'd been in junior school with and hadn't seen since. We caught up with all our news and when he found out where I'm now living he told me his sister lives in the same village. It turns out that I've known her and her kids for some time, we even spent New Year at the same party at which another school friend turned up. Now it gets even better, my friends sister rushes up to me at School a few weeks later and tells me that we have another connection, her sister is going out with my brother in law. So I've known each of them completely independently and never realised they were even related.