These pics are by John Patton 1. Edinburgh Castle from the Vennel. I went out one evening just before Christmas to try some long exposures around Edinburgh. The Castle is a substantial building which dominates the skyline at the West End of Princes’ St. The Vennel is a steep stairway which rises up from the Grassmarket and is challenging when […]
Saturday pics of the week
Pics 1-4 above are by Perkin Warbeck SCOTTISH TORY STORY Wi’ nae Salmond, Sturgeon nor a Serpent Scaly T’ Marie’s same s. weddn’ heel t’ toe we’ll gaily Go: in the Ref Ness’ will def Vote Yes ! to t’wee ok UK tartan n’ […]
Was last Saturday a ganging-up of nationalists?
Was last Saturday a ganging-up of nationalists? No and Yes. Talk of pan-nationalist “ganging-up” suggests that united action by nationalists of all stripes is a bad thing, something deliberately provocative. But it might be more sensible to view it from the other side. An inert or fragmented nationalism is obviously a bad thing for nationalism. […]
Theresa and squirming free of facts
One of the exciting moments of my boyhood was when the circus came to town. All those horses, donkeys, clowns, magicians. But the one I really responded to was a man – can’t remember what he was called – who had the ability to escape from a series of locked chains that should have left […]