Tag Archives: Scottish

15/05/14 The great debate, or why I believe Scotland should stay in the Union

This year, the Times rich list rejoiced in the fact that we’ve now, for the first time ever, got over 100 £billionaires choosing to live on our fair island. That’s over 100 people with more than one thousand million pounds. … Continue reading

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01/02/13 Neither a castle nor a Douglas to be seen.

Dear mr/ms/ mrs trades descriptions person…imagine my horror when I arrived in Castle Douglas to find, or more correctly not to find…. It has stopped raining so I decided to treat myself to a phone call to the Stewartry resource … Continue reading

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31/01/13 Fieldwork

I met a couple of smiling fellows on the road between Kircudbright and Castle Douglas. I was taking a rest on the side of the road. It has been wet and windy. The trees, the fields and the hedgerows look … Continue reading

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8/10/12 You don’t always get what you want

. I woke up to the magnificent view of Arran – that and a steady procession of happy dog walkers. A fine way to start the day. I linked up with the number 73 Sustrans cycle path and I was … Continue reading

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28-30/08/12 Wemmys bay 91210

I’d arranged to meet a good friend of mine at Wemyss bay. Since this was a place of his choice I’d filled my head with notions of golden beaches, funfairs and the like. Not so. Wemyss bay is a small … Continue reading

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10/08/12 Goodbye to the Highlands.

10/08/12 Goodbye to the Highlands. Now this feels a little weird – all the walking I’ve done for quite some time has been in the stunning beauty of the Scottish Highlands, with all that entails… The splendid isolation… The not … Continue reading

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What price failure?

Last night I had the pleasure to stay with a teachery type, Barry. As well as the food, watering and sheltering combo we found ourselves engrossed in a bit of modern day debate. He tells me that there is a … Continue reading

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