100 days – Day 76
100 days – Day 76: Jings! Crivvens! Help ma Boab!
The Commonwealth Games – Glasgow 2014: photos of the uniforms to be worn by the Scottish team for the Opening Ceremony have been unveiled.
Those of you with an aversion to the “Och aye, the noo! Here’s tae us; wha’s like us? Brigadoon” mentality of my fellow countrymen should look away now. The same for those of a nervous disposition.
Sportsmail columnist John Greechan gives his view on the outfits…
“Oh dear. Oh my. Like someone’s run an old tin of Export through a loom, then covered a swathe of electric blue — more screaming aquamarine, actually — fabric with wee dots. And what about those brown socks? “
Be afraid, be very afraid….. vote AYE! in September, and El Presidente Eck will make it compulsory for eveyone to wear this shortbread and haggis outfit!
As it happens, today – 7 July – marks the 200th anniversary of Sir Walter Scott’s novel Waverley .
In common with many others, I point an accusing finger at Scott for the creation of a ‘shortbread tin lid’ perception of Scotland – based on tartan, stags and romantic Highland scenery.
I’m sure that he would have been delighted with the new uniforms that “Team Scotland” will be sporting (sic) at the forthcoming Games in Glasgow.
About meenisterAn ordained Church of Scotland Minister since 1974. Started off in Doune which is near Stirling, before moving to Trinidad for four years; on my return to Scotland, I was a rural minister in Perthshire and then was asked to become Minister at St.Michael's Inveresk where I spent eleven happy years. A short ministry in Guernsey followed and since 1999, I was a full time healthcare Chaplain in the town of Dumfries in SW Scotland, retiring from that post in December 2012. I started this blog on 6 May 2012, soon after my wife, Helen, was diagnosed with secondary cancer - it was a sort of diversion and still is, following her death on 16 June. I hope it shows that there is a lighter side to religion, that it's not gloom and doom and that we can sometimes laugh at ourselves in a self-effacing way. Some posts are, however, I hope provoking and food for thought.
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