Monthly Archives: June 2019

Desecrating Loch Lomond

Though Scot and English share a common humanity, the similarities end there. The claim Scots are British is the signature of a colonial mentality. In almost all things, language, accents, religion, the great majority of political ideals, the clan system, … Continue reading

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Robert the Bruce – a review

This review begins with the obvious, the one aspect film critics will miss if ignorant of reality in Scotland, or own a mind set against Scotland’s political ambitions. Angus Macfadyen’s pursuit of this project, well over a decade from inception … Continue reading

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Car News: Boris’ Clatty Car

A weekly look at all that sucks in the automotive world, and some good bits The photographs of Boris the Boor’s clatty car – as shambolic as its owner, indeed, as his hair style – got me wondering if both … Continue reading

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Toy Story 4 – a review

Pixar’s genius, the brains behind the outfit, is their gift of equipping inanimate objects with all the quirks, failings, hopes and aspirations of humans, none more so than in their highly successful Toy Story franchise. The marvel was to see … Continue reading

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Car News: Cycling Granny

A weekly look at all that sucks in the automotive world, plus some good bits A pleasant news story tops the bill this week – a revoltingly healthy and enterprising  grandmother is cycling the length of Britain in memory of … Continue reading

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Car News: Jaguar’s Hero

A weekly look at all that sucks in the auto industry, and some good bits Dumfries born Ian Callum CBE FRSE steps down from his 20 year post as Jaguar Cars chief designer. He was trained by the industrial design department of … Continue reading

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Patrick Matthew on Origins

An occasional series on eminent Scots unjustly ignored or forgotten From the minute we were entranced by a bug on a rug, or wondered why blackbirds are black and gulls are white and live by the sea, we were told … Continue reading

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