Stories tagged scotland

The Man From the Circus

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‘Last week,’ I said, ‘on the radio, there was a competition. The DJ played a sound-bite of a car going over a cattle grid, and people had to phone in to guess which cattle grid it was. I didn’t phone in, but I knew the answer.’

A bottle of raspberries

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Somewhere amongst the jagged greenery of Auchterarder lies a bottle of my childhood. It hides intact, leaves rotting beneath. Maybe shrews have scrabbled its narrowed neck and birds pecked its silver lid, hoping for the tender fruits inside.There must be alcohol now. I…

The Glens of Angus

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This is mine own country

A Speech for Scotland by the Evergreen Queen - the Big Dipper - the Face of Scotland

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A Speech for Scotland by the Evergreen Queen - the Big Dipper - the Face of Scotland To be Scottish is not just about being part of a nationality, it is to be part of a grand tradition that stretches back to the beginning of Scotland. To Scotland's first…