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Winter of Discontent

The good folk of Scotland are scunnered with the snaw. We’ve had a brief respite today with temperatures reaching a balmy 5 degrees centigrade but apparently there’s another skyload ready to dump itself on us next week.

In the meantime there is still beauty to be found amidst the chaos.

This for example was the quayside at Dumbarton last night:

This was the Rock yesterday afternoon:


Turkeys Vote for Christmas!


I don’t have much time to post today but did anyone hear Alex Salmond on the radio yesterday morning? Had someone told him to speak in hushed tones when answering questions on gritgate and the Wikileaks concerning Al Megrahi? He sounded as if he’d downed a life threatening dose of mogadon.

He was in danger of making Ian Gray sound animated by comparison.

Even when the Radio Scotland interviewer was shouting at Eck for an answer, his replies were very uncharacteristically hushed and mellow.

To me Eck’s strength is to sound as if he’s loudly dismissing imbeciles when answering questions. Yesterday he sounded like a wee, brow beaten, hurt pensioner whose scone had been stolen at the local community centre coffee morning.