Disturbing and hilarious in equal measure.
Zooming up the Google rankings is the phrase ‘boycott scotland’ and lo and behold if you click here it’ll take you to a site of that very name.
Quite what the logic is in Americans punishing companies whose owners and workers may well disagree with Kenny MacAskill’s decision as much as they do escapes me.
The alternative destination (to Scotland for tourists) recommended is Ireland (the island of Ireland is a single entity for tourist board purposes).
Perhaps if the re-directed tourists visit the north of the country they can call in and see the deputy first minister there, aka the former Chief of Staff of the Provisional IRA!
I don’t recall similar boycott calls when young healthy and potentially active terrorists were released under the Good Friday Agreement (which incidentally paved the way for the outbreak of peace in Ireland) and of course neither should there have been.
Anyway I’m off to Edinburgh for the weekend and I’m sure there’ll be plenty of Americans there for the festival. I’ll see if I can spot any of them expressing ‘economic displeasure’.