Get tae

Scotland’s over-abundance of right wing commentators have reacted predictably to suggestions from Nicola Sturgeon that the BBC should be federalised and Scotland gain its own dedicated English language TV channel. Some have stated proud-Scotly that they don’t want the BBC to become any more Scottish, wearing their cultural cringe and ignorance on their sleeves like a badge of pride. Scottish culture is after all only fit for pithy insults and invitations to get tae. Putting more of it on the telly might actually encourage people to take it seriously, and that would never do. Allow people to explore their own culture and they might just decide that there’s more to life than the Great British Bake Off and poverty porn on Channel 5. They might realise that Scotland isn’t the marginal and unimportant little province which it is reduced to by an unequal Union.

One of the strangest things about the Scottish media is that it is full of people who openly despise the populace they write for. Scottish culture, insofar as they recognise its existence, is to be belittled and joked about. At best it is to be patronised and treated like a small but not too well behaved child. Gaelic is a dead language, they say as they fight against any attempts to keep the language alive. And Scots isn’t a language at all, they claim with a confidence which is inversely proportional to their knowledge and understanding of linguistic issues. A wee hint – having a degree in English literature doesn’t qualify you to state that Scots is not a language, and most certainly not while you labour under the misapprehension that Ausbau and Abstand are 1980s German electropop bands.

Worse than any of this however, they regard their own ignorance, lack of knowledge, and elephant hide sensitivity as positive attributes to be admired and aspired to. We live in a country where the dominant voices, the elite voices, have traduced and warped our view of ourselves and our country to such an extent that not once in over 70 years has the directorship of Scotland’s most important and prestigious arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival, been held by a Scot. Yet this singular fact, which would be unthinkable in any other European country, is regarded as perfectly normal and acceptable. What is unacceptable to the dominant voices in the Scottish media is to point out how remarkable it is and to suggest that it may not be a desirable state of affairs. Liz Lochhead found herself subject to oppobrium and insults for daring to suggest that the best person to direct a Scottish arts festival might be someone who was familiar with Scottish culture and arts.

What this boils down to is that in the eyes of the modern exponents of the Cringe, Scottish people are only to be valued when they cease to be Scottish. Call them out on this however, and they will react with howls of outrage. How very dare you accuse them of cringery. All of them are proud Scots, and all of them love Scotland. But the truth is that they are like religious fundamentalists who say that they have no problems with gay people, they love gay people. It’s just gay sex that’s wrong. Gay people can be loved as long as they don’t do anything gay. The Scottish Unionist fundamentalists have no problems with Scottish people, it’s just expressing Scottishness that’s wrong.

The old saying goes that familiarity breeds contempt, and Scottish culture is the everyday, the lived experience. As such it must be of lesser value than the imagined British culture to which the fundamentalist Unionist aspires. Only this imagined British culture is just that – an imagining. The irony is that the claims of Unionists to a less parochial cultural aspiration rest upon a deep rooted parochialism. There’s nothing much to distinguish Scotland from England, they cry. And they are correct. But the problem for their argument is that it can also be applied in equal measure to Ireland. And more, since so many British Unionists suffer from the same propensity to monolingualism that besets the rest of the English speaking world, they do not realise that what they say about the commonalities between Scottish people and English people also apply to the rest of the human race.

I lived in Spain for many years, am fluent in Spanish, have many close Spanish friends – many of whom don’t speak English. Yet most of the “very British problems” which were aired in a humorous Twitter hashtag and a TV show recently also apply to them. They are problems of the human condition, not distinctive features of a pan-British culture. Britishness corrals and confines, it’s no more a platform to a wider world than Scottishness is. In fact, it’s less so, as it’s an unlived experience, an imagining not a daily life.

Of course, the real reason that the right wing Scottish commentariat don’t want more Scottish content on our national broadcaster, and don’t want our national broadcaster actually to be a national broadcaster, is quite simple and self-serving. The more Scottish our telly becomes, the less of a place there will be on it for right wing media persons who are dismissive, denigrating and deprecating of Scottish culture and politics. Whereas just now our media revolves around their opinions, in a Scottish media they’d become the marginal figures that they truly are. This is not a country which votes for the right in any huge numbers, yet spokespersons of the right are represented in our media in numbers which are vastly out of proportion to the society which they claim to speak for. Or more accurately, the society they speak down to from their lofty position on the Great British soapbox.

That’s why they are so viscerally opposed to our public funded broadcasting service becoming more representative of the public it serves. A publicly funded Scottish media that was controlled and regulated within Scotland would not be the platform for unchallenged right wing Unionism that the Scottish media currently allows itself to be. You don’t need a column in a right wing newspaper to work that out. They need to get tae.

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54 comments on “Get tae

  1. says:

    Reblogged this on Bampots Utd.

  2. diabloandco says:

    Beautifully put – I do despair of the “national ” broadcasters.

    Hope life is treating you well and you are happy.

  3. Laura Dunbar says:


  4. macart763 says:

    Scotland has no media, no broadcaster, no print to call our own. We’re told what to think of the world on a daily basis. Who to hate, who to idolise, who to vote for and all by people who haven’t walked a mile in our shoes or in fact give a shit about the lives and cultures they so carelessly pontificate upon and discard.

    Nowadays? They could tell me the sky was blue and the grass green, I’d still ask for a second opinion. I trust none of them and never will. They have earned nothing but our indifference to their waining viewer/readership figures. They have excluded themselves from our lives.

    Their choice, not ours.

    • Weegiewarbler says:

      Yup, isn’t that the truth. All the “news” papers are good for is lining my parrot cage.

      • macart763M says:

        And speaking of waste materials… I see Darling got his reward Hazel.

        • Saor Alba says:

          Quelle surprise!
          This was what he was after. He scrubs Cameron’s back – Cameron scrubs his back. What a shower of weasels and toads! Apologies to weasels and toads – no disrespect intended to them.

          • macart763 says:

            Not really much of a surprise to be sure. Darling was always headed for the dead stoat brigade for his part in the referendum.

            Back on topic I just remembered a favourite quote from the height of the campaign which summed the beeb up perfectly.

            “Not since Iraq have I seen BBC News working at propaganda strength like this. So glad I’m out of there,” he wrote on his Facebook page after spending time on the campaign trail.” Paul Mason formerly of Newsnight.

            ‘Propaganda strength’ – says it all really.

        • The Scottish Play says:

          Then fly false thanes…

          Afore ye go Alistair…Name three job-creating powers you will devolve after a No vote? Salmond asks Darling

          Lest ye forget…..

          ‘A jobs programme’, replies Darling. He is pushed again by the First Minister. A guarantee to get unemployed people back into work, Darling says. Salmond says these are not new powers.

          The First Minister continues to push for Darling to name three powers. “I’ve told you,” says Darling. “Staying part of the UK is the best way” to guarantee powers. Salmond has been grilling Darling on this topic for at least two or three minutes now – quite a tense session of back and forth.

          Salmond finishes by going over the specifics he has outlined, finishing: Alistair, “you have just made a wonderful case for voting Yes.”

    • TheBabelFish says:

      Before you criticise someone, walk a mile in his shoes. Then when you criticise him he’ll be a mile away, and you’ll have his shoes.

  5. Indy R says:

    The BBC-types are “only here for the banter”. The real cringe is the “the platform for unchallenged right wing Unionism that [most of] the Scottish media currently allows itself to be.” Another perceptive and well-written piece.

  6. Devolving a recycled nutrient-free pile of shite will not improve the ground or the growing conditions for Scottish arts, civic culture or sciences. “Federalising” the same old terrain will not address the nutrient deficiency in the BBC and nothing will grow and flourish in Scotland until we dig it out and replace it with an independent broadcaster of the Scottish state.

    Sorry for being a bit gardeney today, but it’s stopped raining for 5 minutes up here in the Far Beyond, and am up to my oxters in compost. Good article, and (black)spot on.

    • Saor Alba says:

      We need rid of the BBC altogether. There is nothing there to nourish Scotland. What we need is a replacement independent broadcaster for Scotland.

      • fillofficer says:

        SHUTTIT (down) totally agree, snide superiority, we are not worthy, indoctrination since childhood, hard to let go, but we must.

  7. Jan Cowan says:

    Edinburgh Festival? Long ago we had the Edinburgh INTERNATIONAL Festival. Now, seems like London&Co move here for 3 weeks in August. Time for change.
    Surely the more they rubbish “federal” proposals the nearer we are to independence.
    WGD, these right-wing commentators are irritating wee gnats but we won’t have to put up with them for much longer…..thankfully.

  8. gavin says:

    When Ireland agitated a century or so ago, for a degree of Home Rule ( along with Scotland, of course, with people like Hardie and Cunningham-Grahame ), there grew a campaign from London-based magazines to denigrate the Irish—to paint them as less than human, more brutish and coarse than English people—the epitome of human civilization, apparently.
    So they said to Ireland “get tae—and they did, though not the way they were meant to.
    This racist mentality is still there to this day. The English ruling classes ( which include Scots—-look at the Lords in the Upper House! ), now “like” the Irish so they have turned their Eton-trained superior gaze upon us–and guess what?
    They don’t like what they see. Its racism in a mannerly British way, but racism just the same.
    We are now the coarse brutish lot, brushing the ground with our knuckles, and wanting equality with their Lordships.
    So they want us to “get tae…… and learn our place.
    Its up to us to actually “get tae….., just as quickly as we can.

    Once we are self governing, they will probably “like” us again—just like the Irish.

  9. From the days of the Romans, empires have always known that you suppress a people by suppressing their culture. The last piece of the English empire must be preserved at any cost and that means the Scots must not be allowed to express their thoughts and culture. The members of the establishment thought they were safe last September, now they now know they are fighting a losing battle and these are their last desperate days.

  10. Grizzle McPuss says:

    I’ll probably upset a few Disney princess fans with this comment; but when we talk about cringe, let me put it another way…the cringe I feel watching the ‘the other nationalists’ at play.

    In the 21st century, we witness Trooping the Colour, State Opening of Parliament, parade of the Lords & Judges, great services at either St Pauls and/or Westminster Cathedral to celebrate this that and whatever non-importance etc etc (Thatcher funeral ding-a-ling anyone’s bell?)

    Where does all the added pomp, circumstance and blatant in your face puffery fit into our more advanced and modern world? Why oh why are we still witnessing (nay paying for) this outdated buffoonery.

    And while I’m at it; do we still need men prancing around in black tights hitting sticks off doors in Westminster? Or people with wigs on in Court passing judgement on others? All these trappings & baubles are of a long bygone age that really has no place, let alone justification in our world today.

    I can’t even justify to myself much of this candyfloss theatrics to fall into the ‘of tradition’ arguments. I am a great believer that we should retain and celebrate events which have a historical cultural tradition, but these must surely be tailored to be appropriate to the world we live in now.

    Frankly, I refuse to wear silver buckled shoes and pantaloons for anyone.

    Of course, let’s not forget the slow…sincere…deferential commentary which accompanies such events when broadcast and which aim to make us puff out our chests the moment the words “Her Gracious most Majestic Saviour” is mentioned.

    There’s cringe for you…an anathema to the modern society we now live in.

    And in keeping with Paul’s post; this when broadcast is something we all pay for (or some of us, used to) and yet have no control over. The frequent force-fed broadcasting of a ‘foreign’ culture to many of us, dominating the airwaves, aimed to entertain those more in-tune with the establishment…those who identify with this exorbitant pantomime.

    • Ealasaid says:

      But this is ENGLISH culture, which they allow us to share, and must be preserved at all costs surely (NOT).

  11. david agnew says:

    Britishness to me is a collective pro-noun and a geographical identity – as a distinct identity in its own right? No…don’t see it. It’s being Scottish that makes me British, not the other way around. Being asked to abandon or do away with my Scottishness makes not the slightest bit of sense to me – without it there is nothing British about me, it’s an empty suit. That’s why I don’t – can’t – get the concept of Britishness as a dual nationality. Which part of them is “British”? I can understand you saying you’re Scots-Irish or Scots-English. But if the union and Britain is a collective term for the nations that comprise the UK, what exactly is a Scot-Brit trying to tell me?

    Tis the same with the flag. They express horror at seeing the saltire but the Union flag is a composite flag that is one half saltire. Take that out and you have a St Georges Cross. You’ll never hear an Englishman saying how embarrassed he is at seeing that flag.

    I think what the referendum achieved was to expose the convenient fiction that the union had become. It was simply accepted because you never really had a say. Now the unionists know that it can never be the same, and that they can never reconcile their fellow scots who voted yes to simply accept the status quo and “get over it”.

    A large number of them simply want to lose themselves in Britishness and they need Scottishness to vanish – but without it what are they really? They’re people without a nation or an identity to call their own. Their Britishness is really someone else’s. No one else – be they welsh, Irish or English do this – Only this particular type of Brit-Scot feel this way.

    Increasingly – I just feel sorry for them. They sacrificed an identity that goes back to antiquity for a pair of union jack underpants and a chintzy china mug with the queens fizog on it.

  12. Welcome to the multi-culti UK. Just not your culti.

  13. David Lee says:

    “…1980s German electropop bands.” Ha! Brilliant!

    *quietly Googles “Ausbau” and “Abstand”*

  14. solrighal says:

    Yet another brilliant post Paul. I’ve not been sleeping very well of late & so have often found myself awake at ridiculous o’clock. To while away the time I’ve taken to watching debates on YouTube between scientists & Creationists.

    It strikes me that in the Scottish context us people who dare to speak out abiut the dearth of vision among at least 50% of our fellows could easily be likened to the scientific view. Aye, we don’t know for an absolute fact that that things will be better in an independent Scotland but we can presume, on the balance of probability, that they will. The Unionists, obviously, are the Creationists. It’s their way or the highway. Nothing must change as it’s all perfect as it is. Sheer fuckin’ madness. And as you point out here, they only get away with it because they control the airwaves.

    I also game a lot, shooters mainly. One of the first tasks in any mission is to take the communications tower, the TV station & radio station. It’s time we Scots took the tower too. One way or another.

    Keep up the good work mate, you do us proud.

    • If you need something to watch Outlander online 16hrs long in total but well worth it.

      • Itchybiscuit says:

        Which should have been more appropriately named ‘Jane and the Jacobites’ after the Daily Mirror comic strip of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. ;o)

    • scotsgeoff says:

      Don’t be playing FIFA 15 then. I’m going to do a blog about it soon with screenshots:

      If you search English ‘Legends’ there are loads incl Robbie Fowler & Michael Owen; search Northern Ireland ‘Legends’ there are none, not even George Best; search Welsh ‘Legends’ there are none, not even Ian Rush or even Ryan Giggs; search Scottish Legends and you get nothing, no Dalglish, Baxter, Law, Dave MacKay…. not one!

      FIFA 16 trailer for Legends on YouTube shows that Ryan Giggs (also Man Utd) and George Best (also Man Utd) are being added. No mention of ANY Scottish Legendary players.

      And we wonder why our kids are all cutting aboot in Man U, Liverpool, and Chelsea shirts.

      To me, this is just another example of how businesses and the general population of England see the UK; it is English and eveyone else can ‘get tae’.

      PS England Women’s team now to feature along with other ‘last 7’ of World Cup teams.

  15. Completely O/T but such is my outrage – former republican Socialist Alistair Darling has accepted a peerage.

    Alistair Darling – the only two words in the dictionary that mean both “shameful” and “hypocrisy”.

    Why anyone voted to remain part of this incestuous charade is simply beyond my ken.

    I am truly scunnered.

    • Jan Cowan says:

      Best just to laugh at A Darling and his panto friends, Steve and point out the ridiculous history of the man to those who still need to be educated.

    • Iain says:

      Dennis Canavan’s thoughts on the House of Lords on the radio this morning were cutting and excellent as ever – made my day.

    • Saor Alba says:

      Lovely picture of this pillar of the Establishment in his ermine robes (on Bella in “Ultimo Democracy”. Awfully sweet photo of Lady Moan as well.

    • Ian Kirkwood says:

      Hear, hear and scunnered sums it up beautifully!

  16. arthur thomson says:

    I always come to the dug for a breath of fresh air and I’m never disappointed.

    But I have to take a step back when I read some of your posts because I feel my impatience and anger rising. Time and again I have to remind myself that day by day people are becoming enlightened to the truth and increasingly self-confident. That, to my mind, is the ultimate value of the dug.

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  18. My granny taught me good old Scots words which to this day I still cherish. My son, however, frowns when I pass these words on to my grandchildren. To be fair he mis-understands these words to belong to Buckie-swilling neds rather than authentic everyday scots language but the cultural cringe is still strong with him, which is a shame. We need to be able to change this state of affairs without being embarrassed.

  19. pwest9 says:

    As a lowland Scot I sympathise and agree with the Wee Ginger Dug and would point those who deny our language and culture to Hugh McDairmid as a starting point for language and culture. My mother’s and her mothers language was peppered with words I use to this day so those who are ill informed should haud their whisht.

    • Ealasaid says:

      Thanks for that. My knowledge of the Scots language is sadly lacking. I know the name but nothing about him or his works. Hope to remedy that soon.

    • Ian Kirkwood says:

      My mither was from Aryshire and it is only after re-establishing, albeit limited, contact with my maternal family that I have learned to appreciate that the spoken word is a cultural treasure not to be treated with contempt. Rabbie Burns, an aw that….

  20. TheBabelFish says:

    Reblogged this on The Babel Fish and commented:
    As I’ve promised the piece I’m currently working on as an exclusive for The Point magazine, here’s an excellent piece from Wee Ginger Dug to keep you going. Enjoy!

  21. mealer says:

    Great British this.Great British that.Yet they still haven’t renamed the Bank of England.

  22. Johnny come lately says:

    I’ve been thinking for a while that the BBC in Scotland seems to be following the same trajectory as Labour in Scotland, and then lo and behold I read a rather good anology from another poster elsewhere, which stated that Labour, The BBC and the Daily record are like the legs of a three legged stool. Remove the one leg and the stool will fall. This is what appears to be happening.

    The BBC in Scotland is now in the throws of totally humiliating itself. BBC Journalists openly attacking members of the Scottish goverment, Nick Robinson behaving like an online troll, Fraser indulging in partisan online spats with anyone who dares question the status quo. Seen from the outside it’s beginning to look like naked hostility. It reeks of desperation.

    The BBC in Scotland will in the end be a busted flush not worth devolving because it is so toxic. The establishment will never devolve the BBC as it is now their only voice in Scotland. They will just as soon see the BBC in Scotland go under when it is no longer of value to them.
    It’s often said that The West Bank and Gaza strip are the largest concentration camps in the world, yet even the Palestiniens are allowed their own TV channels.

    The only fun to be had out of all of this is having the satisfaction of seeing the BBC squirm. Seeing the BBC having to defend itself. Seeing the BBC’s anguish as the organisation itself becomes the focus of attention, and the satisfaction of witnessing the mask slipping and the organisations so called impartial, above reproach journalists being reduced to online trolling and partisan attacks.
    Oh how the mighty fall !

  23. Guga says:

    “….not once in over 70 years has the directorship of Scotland’s most important and prestigious arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival, been held by a Scot.”

    This mirrors what I have been saying for many a long year. However, it is not just the head of the Festival where this occurs. It seems to me that the head of nearly every government or semi-government organization in Scotland is an Englishman. Even the most senior positions in Scottish Police are held by such foreigners. This has come about because the control of everything in Scotland has been in the hands of the English government and the Scottish lackeys who show a suitable cultural cringe and are excellent at tugging their forelocks to their foreign masters.

    There is no logical reason that all the top positions in Scotland should go to foreigners, but they will continue to do so for as long as the English government and their lackeys maintain that the Scots are too wee, too poor and too stupid to be given control over any of their affairs.

    Nor are matters helped by the fact that the media in Scotland is owned and controlled by foreigners. This includes the EBC (i.e. the English Broadcasting Corporation), and the print media such as the Hootsmon, the Herald and the Daily Retard. This can only be overcome by having an independent Scottish Broadcasting Service and by Scots assisting in the destruction of this foreign and totally biased print media by refusing to buy their dross and by getting our unbiased news from the Internet.

    It is time that the people of Scotland got up off their knees.

    • mealer says:

      I like foreigners.You get the odd bad one,just like you do with folk born here,but most of them are nice.I find them interesting.I think it’s generally a good thing that foreign people bring their talents and share them with us.Now,if say Copenhagen started up a new international festival and decided,at the outset,that it would always have a foreign director,I’d be thinking that a great idea.Its only because Scottish culture is constantly belittled and ridiculed by people born and bred in THIS country that we see it under threat.Fortunately,times are a changing.The anti Scottish faction among us is increasingly seen for what it is.

      • scotsgeoff says:

        But would it be thought a great idea if Copenhagen’s festival be run solely by Swedes for 70 years?

        Like you say a cultural event that brings in different nationalities riches said event, but one would expect that one nationality dominating (incl the native nationality) would not be such a good thing.

    • misallot says:

      many moons ago, in th early days of scotland’s devolved parliament, I was invited to attend a 2 day event at napier (i think) with circa 250 members of scotland’s then civic community. we sat at tables of 12 with about 2 ppl from the then scottish exec at each table. it was an ideas generating session. I was invited by a german friend, and when she asked me how i had enjoyed the weekend i told her i was disappointed there were so few scots attending. she said she hadn’t realised. I was invited to speak after the session (as was everyone) and stated that the weekend had been inspirational (which it was) but that the indigenous population wasn’t properly represented and reiterated my disappointment. shortly thereafter a woman from london approached me and offered me a job….one day a month… talk to groups in my area to talk to them about the scottish exec wanting to talk to them. ho hum. i nudged the woman in the ribs and declined saying ‘you only offered me that cos i’ve got a scottish accent didn’t you’. needless to say i wasn’t approached again.

  24. Did you hear a Scottish accent in the Commonwealth Games, no fuckin way, the bastarts stole that as well!

  25. mac says:

    Next year there should be an Edinburgh Cringe Festival to highlight the complete lack of Scottish culture during the month of August.

    • mac – loved this. The Edinburgh Cringe. Did you see where the Edinburgh cooncil have projected the Butcher’s Apron onto the castle rock for the tattoo? Think I saw it on Bella Caledonia, but can’t do links

      • mealer says:

        The poor performance of the SNP in the last council elections was a massive setback on the road to independence.I do,however,take heart from the fact that the shrouding of the castle in a butchers apron simply strengthens our resolve.

  26. Even MacWhirter’s now making excuses for the BBC. See his latest blog.

  27. Saor Alba says:

    Thanks are due to HEREWARDTHEWAKE who posted these wonderful words of Oliver Cromwell (On Bella) in a response to the post “Ultimo Democracy”. I hope you do not mind me passing this on to WGD.
    Cromwell’s words echo down the centuries and apply to many of the present incumbents in the Commons and pretty much all of those in the Lords today. I thought it best to spread to a wider audience.

    Speech given by Oliver Cromwell given to the House of Commons, 20 April 1653, on the dissolution of the Long Parliament:

    “It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.
    Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter’d your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?
    Ye sordid prostitutes, have you not defil’d this sacred place, and turn’d the Lord’s temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress’d, are yourselves gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors.
    In the name of God, go!”
    Oliver Cromwell – April 20, 1653

  28. Douglas Macdonald says:

    I have been a great follower of your witty commentary and prose for some time now, but this is the first time I have felt it necessary to add to the discussion.

    Your article reminded me of the following quote : “To destroy a nation, you must deprive the people of their national consciousness. Treat them as a tribe and not a nation; dilute their national pride; do not teach them their history; propagate their language as inferior; imply they have a cultural void; emphasise their customs are primitive and dismiss independence as a barbaric anomaly.”

    The author of this summary was a highly intelligent, cultured, yet one of the most evil individuals to have existed in the 20th Century. It was none other than SS General Reinhardt Tristan Eugen Heydrich, Reichsprotector of Czechoslovakia and he obviously knew a thing or two about national subjugation. Given that the British elite is headed by a monarchy rooted in German autocracy, is it surprising that Scotland finds itself in its present situation? Complete independence seems to be the only way that we can be ourselves and proud of our nation and its many-faceted attributes.

  29. All the more chilling, Douglas, when you realise how relevant those words are to Scotland…

  30. Ian Kirkwood says:

    Wee Ginger Dug, you are magic! Reading this just a few days after my own dug left us due to relapsed lymphoma, I am heartened by the WGDs tenacity and strength of purpose. Never did I think that a dug could be so clear, illuminating or inspiring.
    Well, I did experience the true love and unconditional loyalty of my own “wee boy” Zack. So I guess I should know that the Dug is spot on, as usual.

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