The SNP victory in the Scottish elections can be taken in several ways: A kick in the teeth for Scottish Labour (one long in coming, an election overdue); A slap in the face for the Lib Dems (a protest to the shenanigans of the Lib Dems in Westminster); A door slammed on the face of […]
We interrupt this lack of bloggage to bring you this piece of breaking news: Speyside distilleries will now be burning whisky waste, aka draff*, to fuel their operations. While the case for biofules is still in debate, with naysayers warning of famine being a result of farmers switching over to more profitable biofuel crops, it’s […]
Did you bring your raincoat?
The Trumptown saga continues. What bothers me the most about the whole affair is the speed with which the Scottish government involved itself. The “call in” happened just a bit too fast to be due process. Surely some pressure was placed on them. Having been in the US for a couple of years now, I […]
Cuillin and river Originally uploaded by framboise. Skye truly is an island of mist. We woke to misty wetness every morning, but the weather usually cleared up by lunchtime to leave the most beautiful blue skies. Skye is now accessible by a toll-free bridge from the Kyle of Lochalsh, which takes some of the magic […]
Aye, the game against the auld enemy seems a wee bit redundant now. But I’m still hoping Scotland does well enough to shut up those arrogant English TV commentators and fans. 19:20 edit: Partisan commentary yet again by the English. Scotland seem to be trying a lot harder, and deserve more tries than are on […]