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The undying thistle

Friday, September 18th, 2015

A year ago, Scotland held its own destiny in her own hands in what was one of the most democratic movements to create a new independent country. It galvanised the country, gave new life to the country's politics and was a triumph for democracy.

Ultimately she decided the time was not yet right to go alone but something started that could have just as easily died off like a flame consuming a small ballot paper. Instead, the fire is spreading, it is becoming Olympian and soon a lion will roar so loud you will know Scotland for the proud nation that she is.

But there are many hurdles to overcome. There are those who would try to not just tame the lion but subjugate it, put it in a cage and pretend it doesn't exist. Scotland doesn't just have one voice now, she has many voices and the number is growing. The momentum is unstoppable, only time will tell when she will break free of the chains that have held her down for over 300 years. Can you hear the steel links popping yet?

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The undying thistle

A year ago, Scotland held its own destiny in her own hands in what was one of the most democratic movements to create a new independent country. It galvanised the country, gave new life to the country’s politics and was a triumph for democracy.

Ultimately she decided the time was not yet right to go alone but something started that could have just as easily died off like a flame consuming a small ballot paper. Instead, the

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Looking South from the tip of Loch Long

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

The weather in the Trossachs was grand over Easter but that makes it a bit challenging getting the light right when taking landscape pictures.

Arrochar – Easter 2014
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#scottishlandscapes #scotlandphotography #scotland  

Looking South from the tip of Loch Long

The weather in the Trossachs was grand over Easter but that makes it a bit challenging getting the light right when taking landscape pictures.

Arrochar – Easter 2014
Panorama stitched with +Hugin

#scottishlandscapes #scotlandphotography #scotland  

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Beyond the Glen

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Arrochar, April 2014

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Beyond the Glen

Arrochar, April 2014

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I had no idea Alex Salmond was a trekkie! Well LLAP to you :)

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

#scotland   #startrek  

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Trekkie Alex Salmond joins space race | UK | News | Daily Express
Alex Salmond yesterday went boldly where no politician has gone before. UKube-1 will be launched in June from Kazakhstan as part of the payload on a Russian Soyuz 2 rocket. Clyde Space, the Glasgow co…

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Scotland leads the way in reducing carbon emissions!!

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Here’s finally something to be proud of. This afternoon, Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) have unanimously agreed to reduce carbon emissions from an initial agreement of 34% to 42% by 2020. In the longer term, the idea is to have them reduced by 80% by 2050.

This won’t be easy, and there wil be resistance by those who prefer to remain with the status quo but when it happens at government level, there is at least some hope for some action to be taken. Sure Scotland is only a little over 5M People and on the world population scale, it’s nothing compared to the USA or China but if such a small nation can inspire, first the rest of the UK, Europe and then the rest of the world there can then be hope for some more global action.

I am now looking forward to seeing how it’s being practically put to use. Banning all new coal power stations would be a start.

See the BBC News footage