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  1. 13 01 17 13:56

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  1. Arbroath1320 says:

    Following my earlier report on Twitter I can confirm the following:

    1) delivery of parcel was expected and has now been officially opened

    2) There is still no snow in the Gretna area of Dumfries and Galloway

    3) the sun is STILL shining

    I can also now officially report that the hills to the North have been recorded as having snow on them.

    Further updates will be notified in due course. 😀

  2. David Smith says:

    Emm, SNP still bad, Russia still bad, Elvis still dead.

  3. JimmyMuffin says:

    Guardian has an interesting article:

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/13/britain-doesnt-really-exist-exit–eu

    Parrots the false claim though:

    “If, however, Scotland leaves the EU, along with a Northern Ireland rendered unstable ?once again by th?is week’s resignation of Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness as deputy first minister – with a consequent threat to power sharing – Wales will be yoked for ever to a Conservative-dominated England.”

  4. People Carrier says:

    The Pope is a Catholic. Sturgeon must explain this outrage. Note to sub-editor: insert paragraph at end that won’t offend any bears.

  5. Greannach says:

    Further to our earlier report, Janet is delighted with the gloves. We’ll have reactions later, but now for the news where you are.

  6. Helena Brown says:

    Should this be “real” news or just the ordinary made up sort that the msm and the Beeb indulge in.

  7. Willson, LL.B says:

    Snow and gales in Scotland, and “Uber Tory” tweetmeister @DrGABaines is er supporting the Tories…

  8. Arbroath1320 says:

    You obviously omitted the link there Greannach so here it is. 😉

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhL57cjN8xY

  9. Joemcg says:

    A Tory councillor complaining about a pub in jocks lodge Edinburgh looking like a shanty hut in the Mississippi delta. That was deemed as newsworthy by the Edinburgh Evening News. A pubs paint job.

  10. Bob MACK says:

    I abide by the maxim that” no news is good news”. Other than that I have five pheasants eating everything in my garden . Sturgeon must answer.

  11. Neil Cook says:

    I can confirm that it’s still officially winter and that snow, ice, rain, wind are expected over this period.
    I can also confirm that Messrs Dugdale, Davidson & Rennie are doing the 3rd film in the series of Dumb & Dumber, the new movie will be called Dumb, Dumber & Dumbest, a fair bit of argument is going on to what the starring role as they admit that they are more stupid than each other! ACAS might have to be called in to settle the dispute.

  12. Labour MP resigns from the Tory Party, causing confusing English by election.

    Cheezy Dugtail blames Scottish Governemnt for snowing in her street. Snow in the Fatherland totally acceptable.

  13. Dan Huil says:

    Whatever happened to the Grumbleweeds? Have they changed their names to Davidson, Dugdale and Thingy? Are they just as funny?

  14. Cuilean says:

    Found a frozen robin in the garden this morning. Can everyone please feed their wild bird neighbours ’til Spring.

  15. Greannach says:

    It’s snowing in London, so leading members of the Labour Party in Scotland have been warned by Tristram Hunt to keep warm and sit it out.

  16. NiallD says:

    Just Breaking…….

    Greigs in Grangemouth has no Jammy Heart biscuits! A disgruntled shopper said ” This is a disgrace, we are being made to settle for Empire Biscuits. No doubt this is due to non delivery of stock which is a Transport problem. Humza Yousaf must go now!”

  17. Dan Huil says:

    You could always take a look at the latest poll stuff over at http://scotgoespop.blogspot.co.uk/

  18. Arbroath1320 says:

    Latest News!

    My partner has aching neck and shoulder.
    Hot pack has been applied.
    Updates on how neck and shoulders react to hot pack may appear later. 😀

  19. geeo says:

    Apparently…Donald Trump, prostitutes and dandelion tea is a bad combination…..

  20. Interpolar says:

    The SNP are responsible for the tipping of a lorry on the Forth Bridge. And the weather that went with it.
    (Obviously)

  21. bobajock says:

    Snowmaggeddon in the south.

  22. Bob Sinclair says:

    Donald Trump has lodged a planning application to build a Watersports Centre at Turnberry.

  23. Luigi says:

    Watching tumbleweed is like waiting for another Labour constitutional convention. If you are willing and able to hang around for 100 years, something might just take root.

    No guarantees, mind. 🙂

  24. Arbroath1320 says:

    Mad … Bad … Hilarious humour is a purely Scottish idea.

    Sturgeon must investigate this immediately.

    Minister for the common sense of Scottish people must resign for the good of the people of Scotland NOW! ;D

  25. Joseph Robinson says:

    Heres a story for you about labour councillors in West Dunbartonshire, taking unauthorised overtime payments nearly totalling £100,000

    https://www.facebook.com/WDCommunityParty/photos/a.1271518799540820.1073741828.1271398306219536/1719925528033476/?type=3&theater

  26. Smallaxe says:

    Further to the report by our correspondent Arbroath1320 @ 12:20 pm, I can report on that report that “There is still no snow in the Gretna area of Dumfries and Galloway”, and “the sun is STILL shining”
    Peace Always

  27. galamcennalath says:

    Our new year resolution to go through everything and chuck out anything not used in the last few years is progressing well. We will be making our daily trip to the recycling centre at 3pm again.

    Having her home ripped apart is upsetting the dog, though.

  28. Proud Cybernat says:

    Use your imagination, Rev. That’s what Scotland’s colonial media normally does.

  29. Dada Kitchen says:

    For heavens’ sake can somebody please let Phil Goodlad on Radio Scotchland know that it’s now Sir Andy Murray. Doing my nut in.

  30. MS McCreadie says:

    My cat is so pregnant that it can’t lick it’s arse clean. It is rank.

  31. Dada Kitchen says:

    A stoat has been sighted in Sanday: http://www.orcadian.co.uk/stoat-sighted-sanday/

  32. Arbroath1320 says:

    Thank you Smallaxe for that extremely important news update.

    I have been otherwise engaged recently so was unable to send update myself! 🙂

    To avoid any confusion there will be NO updates as to my inability to send latest update from Gretna area myself.

    What I can report though is that our car is still parked in the same space it was parked in last night.

  33. Daisy Walker says:

    I’m going to have soup for lunch…SOUP.

    And possibly a roll with crisps on it to accompany.

    Can’t think what to have for tea though. This lack of clarity is hurting the country. Sturgeon must answer.

  34. Lisa Summers 12.21 BBC News 24 trying to tell England that Scotland HS is almost as bad as England’s. Lying treacherous words from yet another ProudScotBut.
    England is in meltdown, Lisa. Stop painting Scotland black, and announcing your lies to the world and its weans.
    The NI lassie was feeding the same ‘NI HS is as bad as the English HS’ into the Motherland Feed as well.The BBC at its Anglo Centric worst.
    Tractors one and all.
    England is dying, and the Establishment is lying.
    But then again, that’s not news.

  35. Arbroath1320 says:

    Breaking News

    Toast and roast has just been delivered for lunch along with a cup of tea.

    Updates will follow.

  36. Dave says:

    May announces on PMQs that if Scotland voted to leave the UK it would have to leave the EU.

  37. Research at Auchtermuchty WI has shown that if you save your belly button fluff for two years, you’ll have enough material to knit a scarf for your pet hamster.

  38. Arbroath1320 says:

    Due to tropical heatwave in local vicinity (ma hoose) cardigan has been removed.

    Changes to tropical heatwave status will be notified in due course.

  39. Smallaxe says:

    A friend of mine reports from Notting Hill that he is getting a haircut at this moment and it is snowing outside.

    REAL NEWS:
    Tommy Allsup: Guitarist who avoided Buddy Holly plane crash dies – BBC News.

    Rockabilly guitarist Tommy Allsup, who narrowly avoided boarding the plane that killed Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper, has died aged 85.
    The musician famously lost a coin toss for a seat on the plane. His place was taken by teen star Ritchie Valens, who also perished when the plane crashed.

    Peace Always

  40. Dorothy Devine says:

    May I report that the Scotsman will be 200 years old and to celebrate we are being treated to every Tom ,Andrew and twisted vowel utterer telling us how good it is/was.

    Then you read ScotBuzz on how it is time to put the Scotsman out of its and the Johnson brothers misery.

    Don’t know when the article was penned but 180 million pounds of debt seems an awful lot to me and one wonders which bank is helping to finance it and why it isn’t calling in the debt.

  41. HandandShrimp says:

    Kezia discovered that she is still a branch office the other day

    …sorry, not really news that.

  42. Bugger (le Panda) says:

    Seagulls, anybody Seagulls?

  43. brewsed says:

    Somewhere a clock chimed three. An owl hooted in the nearby copse. No wind stirred the casement window. She stood in the pale, translucent light on the Persian carpet. A minute passed. Then another. Then, another minute. Then… another minute passed. Then another minute passed. And another. A further minute passed quickly, followed by another minute, when suddenly, a different minute passed, followed by another different minute. And another. And yet another further different minute. A minute passed. I glanced at my watch. It was a minute past. This was it. A minute passed. After a moment, another minute passed. I waited a minute while a minute passed quickly past. And then, a minute which seemed to last an hour but was only a minute… passed.

    (Monty Python)

  44. Dr Jim says:

    There will be news soon

    Avengers Assemble!

  45. Greannach says:

    SCOTLAND COULD BE POORER THAN ALBANIA BY 2020, WARNS ECONOMIST

    Herald Ligger, 13 January 2017

    Leading economist Dr Alphonse Dupont has announced the opening of the Marseille Centre for Economic Research. The Centre will be open to EU economics researchers from late February.

  46. Nana says:

    News alert. Popcorn may be running out due to Putin nabbing it all.

    Get yours soon or you’ll be sorry!

    http://www.thecanary.co/2017/01/12/vladimir-putin-seen-buying-metric-tonne-popcorn/

  47. Breeks says:

    It’s not a rebuke folks, but what will Scotland be left with when the days of anti-independence rhetoric and BBC propaganda are all behind us and it isn’t London at the top of the news agenda?

    We should be seizing upon these quiet times with positive initiatives here in Scotland and home grown progressive news coverage we do want to see. When the mainstream media has nothing more to say, that silence is the void which a new progressive Scottish media needs to fill, and fill well.

    Thats not a swipe at Wings, far from it, but just a cautionary sign that we have a lot of work to do still, unless we are happy to accept our new home grown news is going to be about shortbread production figures and the annual headcount of sheep in the Outer Hebrides. We should have some high octane news stories on standby to give folks a glimpse of what a properly functioning Scottish news agenda and media might look and feel like.

    When the Union shuts up a minute, it’s a chance for Scotland to speak.

  48. Finnz says:

    Is it the news thats dried up or your supply of crisps and choccos…

    Quick someone activate the Emergency Carb deployment to Bath…

  49. Grant says:

    Despite a near 15% swing towards Yes during the last referendum campaign, it has been confirmed that nothing similar could happen ever again.

    A starting point of 45% will be subject to no movement whatsover and polls are entirely accurate predictions of future results.

    We’ve got our democracy back. Except for voting, you’re not having that.

  50. Smallaxe says:

    Jack Collatin:

    Jack, could you please forward Knitting Pattern when you are finished with it. Thanks Awfully.
    Peace Always

  51. Arabs for Independence says:

    Somebody dug a wee hole outside my house – police are looking into it

  52. Arabs for Independence says:

    My mother has had all her bottom teeth removed and a new sink put in

  53. Anon for obvious reasons says:

    My Herpes has cleared up.

  54. Smallaxe says:

    Breeks:

    As you know, I always enjoy your posts but I don’t think that a little bit of comedy will do us any harm.After all some of the subjects that are usually commented on can be very depressing. I’m sure normal service will be resumed as soon as possible, my Friend.
    Peace Always

  55. Fergus Green says:

    Breaking………….

    SNP Baaa-aad

  56. Bob MACK says:

    @Arabs for Independence,

    Your mother has a sink in place of teeth ? A drain on the NHS.

  57. Arbroath1320 says:

    News Update!

    Toast and roast was muncharooney as always.

    Tea is going down like a treat.

    May require a Spanish approach to the afternoon.

    Updates to follow.

  58. Dr Jim says:

    Well there is this

    The Chinese Government have approached Scottish renewables to engage Scottish experts in this field to carry out feasibility studies around the coasts of that country for the purposes of investing in the same technology that has made Scotland a world leader

    I thought that was very nice of China to recognise Scotland at all much less a world leader in something considering our neighbours in England keep telling us we’re shit
    Of course I nearly forgot we’re teaching the Chinese modern farming techniques as well

    England will need to learn some of that when we go considering they import most of their food and if they kick out the immigrants they’ll have nobody to pick what they do grow

    Wanna buy some Totties England?…… Win Win really!

  59. Ian Sanderson says:

    https://www.facebook.com/deutschewellenews/videos/10154040498079440/?pnref=story

    Apart from the noted benefits this could help in mitigating global warming…

  60. One_Scot says:

    Not sure what I’m looking forward to more, the Supreme Court ruling, or the Coral ruling.

  61. Legerwood says:

    Dada Kitchen says:
    13 January, 2017 at 12:57 pm
    “”For heavens’ sake can somebody please let Phil Goodlad on Radio Scotchland know that it’s now Sir Andy Murray. Doing my nut in.””

    ,…………..

    Actually he is not Sir Andy until the Queen does the bit with the sword. The honours list just says who have accepted a title but not entitled to use it until it is officially conferred.

  62. Graeme McCormick says:

    A good news story: On Monday first the staff in my business change from a 35 hour working week to a 25 hour working week with no loss of salary. They will have well over 400 extra hours of free time to enjoy their kids while they grow up, look out for their elderly relatives or just do what they want to do.

  63. Macart says:

    :BREAKING:

    Kettle’s oan!

    More later.

  64. Walter Scott says:

    English NHS is apparently in meltdown. Although this is probably just opposition parties cranking up the heat for their own purposes. They’re making the whole thing sound like the zombie apocalypse. But up here the labourites are very quiet on the 93% of patients turning up at A&E being seen within 4 hours. The sun’s shining in hawick today.

  65. Macart says:

    Also, its a bit windy out.

    No, it has nothing to do with Mrs M’s fabulous spicey chicken bits from last night’s tea. 🙄

  66. jimnarlene says:

    Going to the dentist, for a check up, at 3:30pm; updates to follow.

  67. Iron Man says:

    A Land Rover and Horsebox have overturned in the snow. Only the Horse sustained injuries, but is in a stable condition. Chortle.

  68. gerry says:

    THE political will exists to give Nicola Sturgeon more than two years to make Scotland independent, enabling the nation to remain in the EU as a sovereign state when the UK leaves, according to an influential Brussels politician. http://www.thenational.scot/news/15020616.Senior_MEP_says_an_independent_Scotland_could_take_the_UK_s_place_in_the_EU___and_Nicola_Sturgeon_could_be_given_extra_time_to_set_up_a_new_country/?action=success#comment_17683777

  69. Arbroath1320 says:

    European news!

    As an update to previous news at 1:34pm I can confirm that the Spanish approach to afternoons will indeed be taken.

    No further news is anticipated until later on this evening. 😉

  70. gerry parker says:

    Ten thousand years ago a band of robbers sat by a campfire and one of the robbers said to the chief ” chief, tell us a story” and the story began like this.

    Ten thousand years ago a band of robbers sat by a campfire and one of the robbers said to the chief “chief, tell us a story” and the story began like this.

    Ten thousand years ago…………

  71. galamcennalath says:

    Greannach says:

    SCOTLAND COULD BE POORER THAN ALBANIA BY 2020, WARNS ECONOMIST

    If we are dragged over a hard Brexit cliff with the South British, it could be true!

  72. Greannach says:

    ..thanks, Brian.

    Mrs Kerr in Brechin is thinking of meeting her sister for coffee in Forfar tomorrow afternoon. We’ll have a live update on Saturday’s show and wise, insightful reactions from MSP Professor Sir Adam Tompkins in studio shortly.

    MSP Professor Sir Adam Tompkins has bravely accused the government of savagely betraying the needs of someone. Over to Brian for more…

  73. galamcennalath says:

    One_Scot says:

    Not sure what I’m looking forward to more, the Supreme Court ruling, or the Coral ruling.

    One could be a good laugh. One could be important for the future.

    Not sure which is which. 🙂

  74. Edward says:

    Because there isn’t much to read in the news < I just happened to look at Johnnie Beattie's twitter feed as there was a retweet on WOS twitter feed (yes its that quiet)

    Was drawn by the picture posted from the bridge of a supply vessel in the north sea

    Anyhoo I noticed a tweet from Simon Paterson to Johnnie Beattie concerning an item posted by an ex customs officer on the Scottish Exports that get claimed as being English (that old nutmeg)

    I am not on twitter (as a bit of self preservation and sanity) so not able to join in

    But the ex officer is correct, Scottish exports shipped through English ports are claimed as English exports, as that is how the UK's stat gathering system on exports(& imports) works

    Of course the usual idiot yoons chimed in stating its not true, including that well known pet food sales person, whose name slips me, but known to most for his idiotic views.

    The problem being is that the Scottish Government for reasons best known to itself had referred to estimates in something called ESS (Export Statistics Scotland) which is based purely on estimates and guess work and not actual hard data. ESS is a complete pile of MINCE!

    The problem lies in that fact that the UK Government's data gathering is only based on port of export, commodity, value of goods and destination. It does not include UK regions and nations that actually manufacture or produce the goods being exported.

    Johnnie Beattie, bless, has asked Derek Mackay MSP to comment and also asked if the ex customs officer can contact him to be interviewed.

    I wait with baited breath, but will not hold my breath

    Anyway that's my non news , news 🙂

  75. Malcolm says:

    Blow for Sturgeon as Scotland confirmed too poor to afford news.

  76. Finnz says:

    As we while away the time, here’s what happened to me this morning.

    I swallowed a few scrabble letters.

    my next visit to the toilet is going to spell ‘disaster’

    (copyright Blaze fae Skye)

  77. Weechid says:

    My DAB Radio signal has disappeared today. What are the SNP going to do about it?

  78. carjamtic says:

    A gang of bi-polar seagulls have run amok at a upmarket golf course in Aberdeenshire,mocking the elite clientel,before dumping their load on them.

    The gang boss said “See how he likes it,coming over here…..destroying our wildlife paradise….give the so called ‘big man’ a message from me”

    “At the physically impossible to reach temperature of zero degrees Kelvin,atoms would stop moving and as such,nothing can be colder than absolute zero on the Kelvin in scale…..0k”

  79. Meg merrilees says:

    T. May is concerned that there is no news from North Britain.

    When asked about it, Ruth Davidson, leader of the ‘Opposition to Anything Positive in Scotland Party’ said,
    “.. it was undoubtedly a direct result of SNP lies. There was clearly news happening, but that Nicola Sturgeon had the cheek to conceal it from the Scottish Parliament.
    If the centralised Police Force was any good and if the people of Scotland had been able to get a basic education, then it would be obvious that the SNHS was in meltdown and things would have to change”.
    Post-truth Ruth, who is personally expecting to become the next First Minister of the Northern UK, stated that things will really start to happen once she’s in charge and there will be News again, especially BAAD News.

    And now the weather…

  80. Roboscot says:

    White powdery stuff found all over London, but apparently if you snort it, it just makes your nose very cold.

  81. Les Wilson says:

    Ruth Davidson is missing!
    last seen astride a bull, shouting yipee! The bull did not like the sound of her voice, and took off, with her clinging for dear life as it thundered along bulled by hearing her screams.

    Here very last words were distant as she cried stop, bloody well stop! I command you to stop right now! The cliff had just came into view, gulp.

  82. Grouse Beater says:

    Grouse Beater at Midnight:

    The long read: Scotland’s Emigrants

    and the short read: ‘La La Land’ good or bad?

  83. manandboy says:

    Can’t provide a link, but the video is on RT Twitter at the AntiCorruption Summit held in May 2016, where David Cameron said, among other things, that countries with lots of natural resources should be helped use them for the benefit of the people – by fighting corruption.
    Such happy memories of our dear former leader – how we miss him, together with his amazing and magical Chancellor, George Osborne, who made an entire economy disappear, while we watched in awe of his powers.
    It was Osborne, with a background in building nothing in particular, who was then given the job of building up the UK economy – but then proceeded to trash it for the 99% of the population.
    It was the same Osborne who said, while no one was paying attention, that austerity was to be the normal way of life in the UK for almost everyone who was not part of the Establishment.

    No news – just memories, to keep for the next polling day.

  84. liz says:

    BBC are giving a whole hour to a programme about the Scotsman newspaper.

    Filled with the usual suspects talking about how great it is.
    Fraser Nelson, Andrew Marr, no doubt Brillo will turn up.

    Free advertising on the BBC??

  85. Nana says:

    O/T

    Message on informScotland facebook page

    most of us are wingers we adopted the Revs blocl list and have discovered he has whole bunch of ‘goodies’ blocked. One of us is currently on twitter trying to sort it out. we need some dedicated twitter-head on the committee – most of us are Facebook – come along to next Wingers meeting in Glasgow and get yourself elected for the job?? doing our best and a bit overwhemed with dozens of papers looking for interbiews this after noon

  86. R-type Grunt says:

    Your FOREIGN correspondent here in sunny Provence can report that it’s sunny here in Provence. The fridge is stocked with Leffe Radieuse (Google is your friend) & the pizza is in the oven.

    An anonymous source close to Marine Le Pen reports that Marine Le Pen doesn’t have a cat in hells chance of winning & she knows it.

    On the sport front I can report that Monsieur Riverand won the local Petanque championship as he did last year and the year before that and the year before that etc.

    The police have a roadblock on the main drag as they do every Friday and there’s been no arrests.

    Have a nice weekend.

  87. Meg merrilees says:

    liz 3.03pm

    I notice that currently if you take out a subscription on The Scotsman you will get 50% off + £50 worth of M&S vouchers.
    How many punters will innocently surf their website after the BBC programme has kindled their interest and fall for the Scam… hooked they will then be subjected to the vile anti-Indy ear-bashing which it has obviously been decided, by the Establishment/ Scotland in Union/ Whoever, will be led by The Scotsman.

    They have fingers in many pies but they’ll no get mine!

  88. MorvenM says:

    Any other SNP members not get a Christmas card from Nicola? Was looking forward to it as it was the Oor Wullie one. Asked the SNP if I could have a spare one as a souvenir, but they just said the First Minister sent them out, not the SNP, so it was not sent to members. Funny that, because I got one last year. Don’t know what I did to get crossed off the list 🙁

    Nicola must answer!

  89. Free Scotland says:

    Captain David Snackbeard of Mundellia has been outed as the repulsive troll known as sensibledave. This came to light when he put out a message on facebook asking people to like him.

  90. Grouse Beater says:

    Your FOREIGN correspondent in Provence reports…

    Merci, mon ami. 🙂

  91. Cadogan Enright says:

    NO NEWS? WHAT ABOUT THIS ?

    https://informscotland.com/free-car-stickers/

  92. manandboy says:

    With the Westminster Parliament full of Remainers, but England’s towns and cities with a majority of Leavers, I would argue, that effectively, Sovereignty in England has passed to the people. After all, this UK Government daren’t go against the 17 million who voted Leave.
    How, I wonder, will the Supreme Court sort that out – except they’ll just ignore it.

    Only on a slow News day, although I have a hunch that today may just be the day when the tide of political sentiment turned, in favour of Independence for Scotland.
    Even the birds seem subdued today.

  93. John Moss says:

    Bugger (le Panda) says:
    13 January, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Seagulls, anybody Seagulls?

    Mais, oui. Une douzaine s’il vous plait

    Merci

  94. Chess man. says:

    Good news for ‘birders’ or should that now be wingers!: The Waxwings are here in Glasgow! Stood and watched a fab aircombat display – a flying fight with one female thrush. When heavy winter snowfalls drift down from Siberia over central Europe, small flocks of the stunningly beautiful WAXWING migrate in whats called an ‘irruption’ to our milder habitats. (They feed on the red berries in inner city gardens/parks.) Do you think we should phone Jackie Burdie. NO, better not, she’ll probably blame the NS/SNPbad guv for the harsh, frost weeks ahead.

  95. Andrew McLean says:

    I have been told oil is worthless, its too deep now, and the wrong type anyway.

  96. Dorothy Devine says:

    I just found this and on a no news day I thought I’d share it with you all,

    The Nothing People

    They do not lie;
           they just neglect to tell the truth.
    They do not take;
           they simply cannot bring themselves to give.
    They do not steal;
           they scavenge.
    They will not rock the boat;
           but did you ever see them pull an oar!
    They will not pull you down;
           they’ll simply let you pull them up and let that pull you down.
    They do not hurt you;
           they merely will not help you.
    They do not hate you;
           they merely cannot love you.
    They do not burn you;
    They just fiddle while you burn.
    They are the nothing people:
           the sins-of-omission people
           the neither-good-nor-bad
           and-therefore-worse.
    Because the good, at least keep busy trying
           and the bad try just as hard.
    Both have that character
           that comes from caring, action and conviction.
    So give me every time
           an honest sinner, or even a saint.
    But, God and Satan, get together
           and protect me from the nothing people.     
    I am NOT a nothing person.

  97. Andrew McLean says:

    Cadogan Enright says 3:21

    I can make Tesco car park in Cupar Tuesday can I get a free sticker?

  98. Cactus says:

    Today is a Friday the 13th!

    Also, what be the collective term for a group of travelling tumbleweed..

    A tribe of tumbleweed?

    Cue the crickets..

  99. Richardinho says:

    I would caution everyone to remember that when nothing is being reported is often when stuff is happening. Right now a coup is taking place in the US government, for example.

  100. Artyhetty says:

    This thread just appeared and it is all very tiny, a shrunken page, again. No news is good news, isn’t it?

    Cept I was reading lots of news on telesur last night, very depressing, S.America, the southern region of America, it ain’t looking good either, for the people of S.America.

    Oh, and it’s an ok day to dry your washing outside in central Scotland, met office said we are ‘graced’ with the best weather in the countrie, and they meant england and the region of Scotland.

  101. Meg merrilees says:

    Chess man @ 3.25pm

    We had the Waxwings in Stirling about 8 days ago. There was a flock of about 120 in my neighbour’s garden – stunning.
    The local thrush didn’t want the foreigners here (as she voted leave) because after about three days the immigrants had taken all the food, left her with none and moved on to other areas. After Brexit tho’ it will all be different, they’ll have to pay to come here!

    Seriously, the local thrush was giving them laldy, but to no avail. Within three days they had stripped her tree of yellow rowan berries – and others in the area – before disappearing. Now I know where they went!

    Aren’t they delightful birds, so elegant and making such a fairy-tale trilling sound. Gorgeous sight.

    Obviously left a bitterly cold Europe as we can see from the news – when there is some.

  102. Meg merrilees says:

    A rumble of tumbleweed…

  103. galamcennalath says:

    waxwings

    People visiting WINGS are going to think this is a twitchers’ website 🙂

  104. harry mcaye says:

    Talk of Seagulls, reminds me of the time The Sun sent a reporter to do a hatchet job on Millwall fans. The report was filled with so much utter guff but the crowning glory was when the reporter stated that Millwall fans began chanting “Sieg heil, Sieg heil”. Unfortunately for the dim-witted reporter, those chants were coming from the opposition fans and they weren’t chanting “Sieg Heil” at all, they were singing “Seagulls, Seagulls”, which as any football fan knows, is the nickname of Brighton and Hove Albion.

    Don’t Buy The Sun.

  105. Col says:

    Kezia and Ruth are to get married during first minister’s questions. Oops, that’s already happened. Joined in an unholy matrimony of politics. Apparently they have 3sums with the BBC. This is not fake news! Wink wink

  106. Greannach says:

    ..thanks Brian.

    Overseas news now, and in India England have snatched victory from the jaws of defeat to win the fourth test match. Well done, our lads.

    More from Brian with illuminating reactions from MSP Professor Sir Adam Tomkins. Brian…

  107. Cactus says:

    Aussi ~

    Only 77 days MAX left to go now until HMS Particle 50 is launched.

    Will there be a party.. who’s cutting the ribbon.. wherz the bubbly?

    Wharra load of Cunk!

  108. Meg merrilees says:

    Here’s a GOOD SNP story

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-38610148...

    SNP MP re-unites 6 year old owner with ‘Lost Bunny’ aa-www!

  109. Wee Folding Bike says:

    It’s Suggs’ birthday today. He’s 55.

    I got a tambourine, triangle and Stevie Wonder CD in the post.

  110. Kevin meina says:

    I was unable to watch first ministers question time yesterday so had to make do with BBC radios version of it .
    I watched it today and the radio version compared to actual version was astonishing.Propaganda is being taken to new measures in this country on a Goebbels scale of misinformation and is astonishing in a so called democracy.For this not to be called out by our so called press makes them equally culpable.
    For Christ sake let us go.

  111. Greannach says:

    Meg merrilees at 4:02 pm

    I was going to make a sarky comment about the BBC having made a mistake by giving a good news story about an SNP MP and getting ready to delete it, so I went to the link on the BBC website at 4:08 pm, and got this:

    404 – Page not found

  112. Marcia says:

    I chocked a sink. Ain’t I SNP bad.

  113. R-type Grunt says:

    @ Dorothy Devine.

    That is outstanding. Do you know who wrote it?

  114. blackhack says:

    I’d just like to state that both myself and my wife managed to do a full weeks shop at Asda….I must point out that there was no loss of life and other shoppers were uninjured in any way.
    Mind you the prices of most things seem to have risen lately, I think it must be that sturgeon woman and those pesky SNP Bad people that’s caused these price rises.

  115. Meg merrilees says:

    Greannach

    Just had a look and the story is still on the BBC Scotland page of the website but probably not for much longer!!!

    Checked the link and it is correct but it takes you to page 404 – Page not found – as you discovered too.

    Maybe we’ve just made some news…

    NEWS JUST BREAKING:-

    BBC actively hiding any Good News about the SNP from Scottish People…

    Read all about it at this link..

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-38610148

  116. Artyhetty says:

    Regarding Putin’s ‘metric ton of popcorn’, at least with brexit we can go back to pounds, shillings n pence, no of this modern Euro metric rubbish. We will be just like the US, the land of the, free. Oh.

  117. One_Scot says:

    I dunno, probably the maddest thing I could make up would be Nicola Sturgeon writing a column for the Daily record.

  118. robertknight says:

    Dugdale demands Holyrood enquiry as to why Friday falls on the 13th day of January. Sturgeon pressed for explanation.

  119. Andrew McLean says:

    One_Scot says:
    No? you don’t change minds by talking to yourself.

  120. Naina Tal says:

    In local news today (Ye’ll no get this oan the so called BBC!)
    A man and his wifie locked theirsels oot o their first floor flat. Left the keys inside.

    The lavvy windae is open but much too wee for the mannie tae get through. Sae wifie’s up the ladder and squeezes through the wee windae,

    Mannie’s at the door waitin, for her tae unlock it frae the inside.

    It’s then he sees her silly erse sprauchlin back oot the windae as she tries tae get back oan the ladder.
    “Whit are ye daen?” frae the mannie.
    “Ah’ve goat the keys!” she cries.

    Mair news than ye’ll ever get oan the so called BBC because it’s really true.

    That’s aw that’s happened aboot here….

  121. Gary45% says:

    Had to clear the drive with a snow shovel this morning, SNPbaad, extra duvet on tonight should be sweating like a Himalayan yak drivers oxtar.
    On the bright side, this cold weather makes the birds in my garden love my fat balls, there’s tits everywhere, (seriously)

    Arabs@1.24
    Was it a composite sink? a stainless steel one would be a bit painful on the top set, quality dentistry in Dundee.
    Oh Aye
    January= cold & snow=SNP baaad, expect a load of newly qualified “specialists” coming up from the frozen south telling us jockos how to manage in the snow.

  122. Robert Peffers says:

    @David Smith says: 13 January, 2017 at 12:28 pm:

    “Emm, SNP still bad, Russia still bad, Elvis still dead.”

    Are you sure about that, David?

    SNPBAAAD! check. Russia Bad! Check. Elvis still dead– Err! Err! Well there’s this guy doon at the chip shop … …

  123. Proud Cybernat says:

    Nae news is guid news…

    http://imgur.com/a/BIxyI

  124. yesindyref2 says:

    I’m still keeping my New Year’s resolution to not make a New Year’s resolution.

  125. One_Scot says:

    Not saying it’s bad, saying it is unbelievable, as in not something I would have ever expected to happen.

  126. Dorothy Devine says:

    R -type Grunt, it was written by Rt Rev. and Rt Honourable Noel Jones ,the Bishop of Sodor and Man.

    I think it is superb.

    I looked him up and discovered he died in 2009.

  127. Chess man. says:

    Thanks, Megmeri @3.45. for your ‘Thieving Waxwings’ shock horror report. An hour ago, on the BBC Shortbreed radio, had the even more horrific, “Like Halloween, its Frid the 13th and we’re in spooky Sir George Bruce’s 16th cent Edinbura ‘witch-finderGeneral’ mansion where evil spirits abound”. (Or words to that effect). NOT Kidding!

  128. Meindevon says:

    I’m off to the States tomorrow through Heathrow and I’ll be using my new Scottish passport cover from iScot magazine just to see… The other half thinks I’ll be detained and maybe even strip searched as ‘they’ve’ probably got my name on file already. I’ve told him if I end up in the clink the Rev can look after my new MX5 until my return (that didn’t go down too well and I think it was the car not the imprisonment that was the problem.)

  129. Meanwhile, a ton to a ton and a half of Play Doh has been found on the A9, just outside the village of Killiecrankie! The police don’t know whit tae make o’ it.

  130. Wee Folding Bike says:

    Sorry. Fake News.

    Suggs is in fact 56.

  131. Cactus says:

    A tumbling of tumbleweed, of course, cheers bro 🙂

    News FACT.. tomorrow bringeth a new toon.

    See CC.

  132. mike cassidy says:

    “Scots footballer hailed for taking game to Europe”

    Well, it was news to me!

    http://archive.is/73zmt#selection-1775.0-1777.0

  133. robertknight says:

    Meindevon @ 5:21

    Got the iScot passport cover, which is great, but also have one guaranteed to get me lifted…

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/00/6e/9d/006e9d25dbe6e7fe32444298a843c108.jpg

    🙂

  134. Meg merrilees says:

    Damn.. we’ve been rumbled!

    The BBC is now ensuring that my previous link @ 4.23pm to their missing story of good news relating to an SNP MP and a missing cuddly bunny toy is now working and the story is no longer missing.

    Willie Rennie said this was due to SLIB DEM policies on child mental health issues .

    Nicola Sturgeon was unavailable for comment but Ruth Davidson said only the SNP would stop so low as to try and keep a child from it’s cuddly bunny toy.
    This would never happen under a Conservative and Unionist government – the clue being in the name- as it is their policy to ensure the union of master and toy was continued till the rocks melt with the sun.

    And to see if that’s likely in the next 24 hours, here’s the weather in your region…

  135. Brian Powell says:

    robertknight

    Is that second passport cover real? If it is where did you manage to get it? I would go for that!

  136. Socrates MacSporran says:

    The BBC simply cannot help themselves. First item on the Six o’ Clock News, about the failings of the NHS – tales of woe from England, Wales and Northern Ireland, with percentages seen or not seen.

    “Scotland is doing better” (no percentages quoted) “But” – then a bit about the problems at the Queen Mother Maternity Hospital.

    Sub text – SNP Bad. They simpy could not admit, Scotland is doing things better.

    On another thread – there is a cracking btl comment on the David Marquand piece in the Guardian by: ‘Auld Boab’.

    If ‘Auld Boab’ isn’t the Blessed Mr Peffers – then, Eich bin ein Yooner”.

  137. Davy says:

    I am happy to report that after long and robust negotiations, the fine for my overdue library books was reduced to a pound a book.

    POWER TO THE PEOPLE.

  138. Stoker says:

    WOS archive links now over on O/T.

    A wee read afore ye go! 😉

    Rules of the house
    http://wingsoverscotland.com/rules-of-the-house/#more-27062

  139. Hamish100 says:

    Tumbleweed looks like Trump has been scalped at the Mexican border.

    Is it true he is Moscow’s man in Washington DC?

  140. Meindevon says:

    Robertknight @ 5.48

    That’s a great passport cover. I’ll see how mine goes tomorrow before risking an even longer stretch at Her Maj’s pleasure!

  141. Sarah says:

    @MorvernM 3.16 p.m. – we got a Christmas card from Nicola last year tho’ not SNP members and presumed it was because we’d sent a donation to Ian Blackford’s campaign fund [and I think we sent one to central funds too].
    No donations this year and no card – BUT we’d kept last years so put it on show again!!

  142. galamcennalath says:

    Some real news …

    Theresa May’s Article 50 plans could be delayed by months due to Stormont crisis legal challenge

    http://archive.is/dViJn

  143. Arbroath1320 says:

    Unconfirmed reports reached this reporter earlier today that darkness was falling. I can now confirm from my own personal outlook on the local environment that this is indeed the case. Further, as yet unconfirmed reports, strongly suggest that this darkness is likely to remain for some considerable time.

    Despite repeated requests from this intrepid reporter neither BBC not STV were willing to confirm, or deny, on the record anything about the level of darkness currently being endured by the people of Scotland. However, one or two more brave reporters did agree, off the record, that the current levels of darkness did make life extremely difficult for them to complete their work writing articles that were all SNP BAAAD.

    Following my last report I can personally confirm that the Spanish approach to afternoons is a great idea and highly recommended.

    Canine News

    News is reaching our canine reporter that some canines are taking their human ‘owners’ outside for a constitutional without firstly ensuring that they, the humans, are correctly protected against what is reported to be weather that is a bit ‘nippy.’

    News from the canine police squads that humans are going skiting along on their backsides whilst out with their canine ‘owners’ are as yet unconfirmed. However, the canine police squad ask that whilst out on constitutionals all canines refrain from tugging their leads as this can, when the pavements are icy, result in human ‘owners’ end up skiting along the pavement.

    your canine reporter
    Cody Four Paws

  144. Dorothy Devine says:

    R-type Grunt, I have mis-spoken! It was chosen by Noel Jones but it is written by the ubiquitous Anon.

  145. K.A.Mylchreest says:

    Koedhans Keser yn Kernow!
    Which being interpreted means there was a fall of hail in Cornwall (interrupted my attempt at clearing the garden for a whole 10 min.) Was this an icy response by the SNP to London that was somehow misdirected?

    Btw, I think tumbleweed is really fascinating …

  146. jimnarlene says:

    Update.
    My teeth are fine.

  147. sinky says:

    Mike Cassidy @ 5.45
    The excellent Nutmeg Scottish football magazine also available online has story how Scots footballer revolutionised Uruguay and Penarol by introducing short passing rather than the English hoof ball style of play

  148. Tinto Chiel says:

    Since nothing’s happening, can I interest you in number one in an occasional series of 375 from my Place-Names of Scotland masterwork?

    “GORBALS

    Gorbaldis, 1521; Gorbels, 1731; Gorbels 1753-4; Gorbals 1759; Gorbels 1773.

    The simplest explanation for this Glasgow name is that it represents the Gaelic compound-noun construction gobhar baile, “goat farm”.

    The name has been regarded as “difficult” , perhaps because it does not conform to the expected Gaelic phrase-name structure baile na gobhair, but such compounds can be seen in other Scottish names, such as Crianlarich, critheann làrach, “aspen site”. Indeed, Watson regarded them as being “of an antique cast” and therefore of long standing.

    Whether this is true in the case of Gorbals is not clear. It may equally have been a late Gaelic construction when English was becoming more common in the Lanarkshire area and when Gaelic may have come under the influence of English word-order in forming place-names.

    The final ‘s’ in the earliest form suggests the original steading lands had been subdivided, perhaps into Meikle and Little (like Govan) or Easter/Wester.
    The intrusive ‘d’ may have resulted from illogical assimilation with Sc. bauld/bald, “bold”.”

    Meanwhile, I see some nonentity MP in Stoke has resigned for a sinecure arranged by his nice Cambridge Yooni friends in case his Brexiteer constituents stick his head on a pike.

    Mike Cassidy: interesting stuff. I was in Prague last year and when the tour guide found we were Scottish we had a friend for life. He was a Slavia supporter and knew more about Mr M than us. He wound up the “British” members of the party when we reached Prague Castle. He pointed out the American embassy and then turned to us and said, “No Scottish embassy—-yet!” with a big grin.

    Not well received by The Frothers.

    Heeheeheehee!

    😛

  149. frogesque says:

    @socrates mcsporran 6.14.

    I caught that report too. Was hoping to catch up on the East of England coastal flood threats.

    Fai made my blood boil, shouted “Bastards!” and turned telly off. Not only did they conflate a one off incident, they also deliberately misreported it. 5 women were not “tuned away”, 3 women were taken to alternative local facilities and the other two had procedures (inducement??) delayed by a few hours.

    At no time was anyone in danger.

    Absolutely raging at the twisting scum at the BBC.

  150. Dr Jim says:

    How about folk are so happy and secure living in Scotland and have such faith in our NHS they’re filling up hospitals having babies all over the place without a worry in the world because we’ve got plenty of hospitals that are actually open and not on strike, and a wee free baby box when you’re done to take home while your Granny’s getting her free personal care in her own home so no worries there while you’re in

    And all thanks to our glorious SNP First Minister Nicola Ferguson Sturgeon saviour of Scotland

    Too much?

  151. Stoker says:

    jimnarlene wrote on 13 January, 2017 at 7:04 pm:

    “My teeth are fine.”

    Lucky you! The BBC have ground mine down to the gum-line.
    😉
    ________

    Rev, why have you not picked up on Slabbers new recruitment drive?

    Mugs, Pugs and Thugs
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLpmswBKVN4

  152. Giving Goose says:

    On the subject of the NHS;

    Who’s the Coolest guy in hospital?
    …ultra sound guy.
    2nd coolest guy in hospital if ultra sound guy away?
    …replacement hip guy.

  153. Still Positive. says:

    Re the QEUH Maternity.

    Almost 38 years ago I got the last bed in the QMH when my son was born. I was told that if I had arrived any later I would have been sent to Stobhill.

    After he was born I had to wait about 4 hours for a bed on the ward because it was so full. Basically we had to wait for someone to be discharged.

    It wasn’t a story then and it is certainly not a story now.

    Babies arrive when they are ready, not to some man-made timetable.

    I hope the BBC have shot themselves in the foot with this. Everyone who has children knows babies do not always arrive on their due date.

  154. Stoker says:

    Dr Jim says that we get: “..a wee free baby box..”

    Bit whit happenz if yer ah Cafflic?

  155. Robert Peffers says:

    @Bob MACK says: 13 January, 2017 at 12:38 pm:

    ” .. I have five pheasants eating everything in my garden . Sturgeon must answer.”

    Ach! Bob Mack. Awa oot an get thae five doos fir yer fridge.

    Efter aa they are fu o yer ain gairden outcome. See an mind, but, tae send ane tae oor guid First Meinister.

  156. Fireproofjim says:

    Frogesque @7.26
    The BBC are incorrigible.
    When Nicola produced the long-awaited SNP proposals to mitigate the worst of Brexit, which was by far the biggest story in Scotland and even got a spot in the main news, those BBC Scotland creeps lead Reporting Scotland with a report on an alleged paedophile priest living in Sydney, which was a three year old story, and which immediately vanished never to be heard again.
    The priest story was produced for one reason only and that was to knock Nicola off the headlines.
    They can’t help themselves. Every story must be given an SNP BAD TWIST.
    I detest everything they do.

  157. yesindyref2 says:

    So a guy walks into a bar. Ouch, it was Iain Gray.

    Another guy walks in and says “I’m losing the plot”. It was Kevin Hague.

    A woman drives her tank into a bar.

  158. Hoddles says:

    It would appear that a Tory has resigned from the Labour Party to run the Queen Vic in Albert Square.

    The last bit might be wrong, though.

  159. yesindyref2 says:

    Why did Labour cross the road?

    To get to the other side.

    Why did Labour cross back?

    They already were on the other side.

    Did anyone notice the difference?

  160. Robert Peffers says:

    @galamcennalath says: 13 January, 2017 at 12:53 pm:

    ” … Having her home ripped apart is upsetting the dog, though.”

    Nae problem, galamcennalath, if ye hae nae yaised the dug

    ower muckle – throw the dug oot tae.

  161. Dr Jim says:

    @Stoker

    Ye get a foty of the FM Ecks book an a badge
    could ye waant fur mer!

    Apart fae the indoctrination tape!

    Ah’ve taken that too far noo eh?

  162. sassenach says:

    Well, we may be subjected to BBC Scotland sh1te on a daily basis and backup MSM ordure, but this thread simply confirms to me that we are heading in the right direction.

    Wingers have such sense of humour in adversity that I feel I have actually grown taller today! Humour is always the best antidote.

    I hold no fears that eventually we are heading ‘home’ – just give us the word when you’re ready Nicola.

  163. Robert Peffers says:

    @Arabs for Independence says: 13 January, 2017 at 1:24 pm
    My mother has had all her bottom teeth removed and a new sink put in.

    Jings! Jist saw a big airoplane fly ower Kelty an a wee dug sittin oan its tail.

  164. Croompenstein says:

    This is worth a wee repost for anyone who hasn’t seen it..

    The News Where You Are…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhL57cjN8xY

  165. Arbroath1320 says:

    Might I suggest that your news link be followed up by this Croomp?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egHXCF9Knn4

  166. Arbroath1320 says:

    News just in from the kitchen.

    The coffee being produced by the coffee percolator remains hot for some considerable time after production.

  167. icyspark says:

    Talking about the BBC. Here’s what they reported on the morning of the 11th January.

    “Most of Scotland’s small firms expect conditions to deteriorate according to research carried out by the Federation of Small Businesses. It found that business confidence was at a lower level in Scotland than elsewhere in the UK. A separate report from the Bank of Scotland suggests falling levels of entrepreneurship and a decrease in the number of new start-ups here.”

    Sounds pretty bad eh?

    Here’s what the report actually said.

    “Scotland has managed to withstand a sharp decline in the number of start-up businesses in the last five years. The findings of a Bank of Scotland study reveal that 3% fewer new businesses were started in Scotland in November 2016 compared to November 2011, while the UK figure dropped by 19%. (See table 1) Regionally, the data from BankSearch shows that Wales has seen the largest decline in new start-ups, falling by over a quarter (26%). England has also been hit hard, declining by a fifth (20%). As this is where the greatest volume of new start businesses are launched, this equates to nearly 100,000 fewer new businesses created in 2016.”

    and:

    “In contrast to England and Wales, the view in Scotland is much more encouraging, with almost half (14 of 32) of Scottish regions seeing growth in the number of start-up businesses over the last five years.”

    This is BBC Scotland folks. Talking Scotland down whenever possible with cleverly worded spin. This is not news, it is anti Scotland propaganda. If it were news, they could simply have used a summary of the report, which is positive in its outlook. No, they turned it upside down, inside out to make it sound that Scotland is doing worse than the rest of the UK, when in fact the opposite is true.

    From Professor John Robertson. Taken from:

    https://thoughtcontrolscotland.com/2017/01/11/business-confidence-in-scotland-bbc-scotland-selectively-mis-represent-bank-of-scotland-research-to-paint-picture-of-gloom/

  168. Meg merrilees says:

    Galamcennalath @6.45 re REAL NEWS

    That IS interesting…

    My memory of the N.Irish High Court hearing which preceded the High Court in London and the Supreme Court hearing was the judge stating that the as a result of the G Friday agreement, the WM Government retains the right to legislate over the people of N. Ireland and that the Royal Prerog was able to be applied without the permission of the people of N Ireland. This then went to appeal in the Supreme Court.

    The Supreme Court is deciding whether London or Belfast has the correct interpretation of this point and if they can’t then it must go before the European Court of Justice… but as the goalposts have moved, might the Supreme Court also be delayed…

    Nicola .. there will be no Indyref2 in 2017 – has she had a ‘tip off’ re these delays?

    Does the resignation of Martin Mc.Guiness weaken the G.F. Agreement?

    We live in interesting times.

  169. yesindyref2 says:

    Mmm, random zany predictions for the year:

    Ruth Davidson wins a by-election in England and gets elected Leader of the Conservatives.

    A vote of no confidence is lost and after a general election, Tim Farron becomes PM.

    Scottish Conservatives demand an instant Indy Ref 2 and vote YES.

    After the first Holyrood elections for Indy Scotland Kezia Dugdale becomes First Minister.

    The SNP buy Little Cumbrae and set up a mixed monastery.

    Scotland’s population rises to 20 million. 60 million apply to immigrate to Scotland from the rUK.

    The EU27 join the Scotland Union and become a part of an enlarged Scotland with a new very big Act of Union.

    Corbyn holds a Constitutional Convention in a phone box.

    And all in one short year in politics.

  170. Capella says:

    Nothing of any importance has been drawn to the attention of the BBC today. Top news item – as we speak – it’s winter and the weather is very cold. It might snow.

    Stay warm cybernats.

    Maybe it’s all over? Maybe Nicola has dropped her neutron bomb “we’re no leaving” into the Westminster shark infested lagoon. The ripples haven’t reached the edge yet. Next Tuesday Theresa will speak. Shhh.

  171. Robert Peffers says:

    @Weechid says: 13 January, 2017 at 2:31 pm:

    “My DAB Radio signal has disappeared today. What are the SNP going to do about it?”

    Not sure about the SG but the Labour Party Branch Office, (as usual), said they are listening.

  172. CmonIndy says:

    I paid a vet Bill of £790 yesterday and found out that my dog is allergic to house dust mites. Is buying my wife a new hoover unsubtle?

  173. Liz g says:

    Meg Merrilees @ 8.40
    Interesting times indeed,but if I am also remembering right!!
    I read somewhere that both sides have agreed to accept the Supreme Court Judgement.
    Why I don’t know…And I also don’t remember if this was before Scotland joined the case.

    Also thank you for your reply about Gaelic resources on the previous thread.

  174. yesindyref2 says:

    Silly me, I missed one after the 60 million from the rUK bit.

    Lindsay Bruce sets up a Wings co-operative called “AyeRemovals” which successfully moves 30 million households, lock stock and house, to Scotland, and we all become billionaires and live happily ever after, using our money wisely to create a fair and just society.”.

  175. Socrates MacSporran says:

    Breaking News

    Murdo MacLeod says: “Celtic do not need Messi to guarantee ten-in-a-row”.

    The former club assistant manager believes the Barcelona player, whom Brendan Rodgers is reportedly trying to sign during the January transfer window might truggle to adapt to the demands of Scottish football.

    Meanwhile Rangers boss Mark Warburton has refused to confirm or deny that he is about to sign Invertottie Howkers’ star striker Wan Fittit.

    This report surfaced after Fittit’s Fiancee, Ms Banda Hope was spotted viewing flats in the West End of Glasgow.

    ………………………………………………..

    You cannot have a No News Day without No News from the Bigot Brothers.

  176. fillofficer says:

    this has been the bestest ever non news day posterers ever. my fellow cybercnuts are tremendously ossum. luvvitt

  177. Arbroath1320 says:

    I think you only have half the story there Socrates.

    I believe the full story is that Wan Fittit will only sign for Warburton so long as his fellow striker is also signed … Wan Leggit!

    Apparently if Wan Leggit fails his medical then the deal is aff!

  178. Fred says:

    @ Tinto, howsabout Gorbals, like the Clyde, being Welsh?

    Missed the Glesga Waxwings but the onward march of the Ringneck Parakeets has reached Riddrie!

  179. Macart says:

    Canon Kenyon Wright has passed away.

    He’ll be missed.

    RIP.

  180. Lenny Hartley says:

    Dorothy Devine says:
    13 January, 2017 at 6:59 pm
    R-type Grunt, I have mis-spoken! It was chosen by Noel Jones but it is written by the ubiquitous Anon.

    Cheers Dorothy, I shared it on my FB page and a Canon I know in the Isle of Man was asking where I got it as he worked with Noel Jones and was not aware of it.

    I have advised him it was Anon.

  181. Tinto Chiel says:

    Sad to hear about Canon Wright, Macart. A proponent of independence before it was popular, and I’m sure he suffered for it professionally.

    On a daft note:

    Fred: quite possibly, if you can furnish the proofs 😛

    I will post a place-name derivation on the hour, every hour, unless every Winger sends me a Scottish tenner to:

    TC Enterprises,
    Calton,
    By Brigton,
    Glasgow.

    And oblige,

    TC

    PS: Fanx

  182. Socrates MacSporran says:

    Arbroath 1320 @ 9.15am

    My sources at Level Five PR tell me the big question mark over the Wan Fittit transfer is whether or not Wan’s pet budgie Hideghuti is prepared to re-locate from Invertottie to Glasgow.

    Hideghuti, in an exclusive interview with Siobhan McFadyen of the Daily Express said: “There are ower mony cats in Glesca, and, it’s awe yon Nicola Sturgeon’s fault”.

  183. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Breaking news…

    It has just been announced by The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that the last component of the World Wide Web has been installed so their work is now complete. This also completes the internet.

    Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, commented, “I always knew that this day would come. There’s only so much content that can be uploaded so everyone who has uploaded anything deserves a pat on the back for our reaching this stage years before I thought it could possibly happen.”

    He continued, “As it is usual to apportion some sort of blame in circumstances such as these, I blame Nicola Sturgeon and her rolling out of megafast broadband to Friockheim and the surrounding area.”

    A usually reliable source, close to the Scottish Government, remarked, “GIRFUY!”

    http://web.archive.org/web/20081017152434/http://www.doonthetoon.ukf.net/oddstuff/lastpage.htm

  184. yesindyref2 says:

    @Macart
    Saw it earlier and thinking about it, very sad. He was a main architect of present and future Scotland, managing to keep respect from all sides by examining the issues underneath self-determination, without antagonising the devolutionists or independentists. Yes, he’ll be missed.

  185. Ian Brotherhood says:

    @Socrates MacSporran –

    Someone should make a bid for that Korean goalkeeper, Wan-Floo-Bi.

  186. Cadogan Enright says:

    @ Andrew McLean 13 January 3:31 pm @Cadogan Enright 3:21
    I can make Tesco car park in Cupar Tuesday can I get a free BBC Bias sticker?

    YES; 4pm to 4.30 in Tesco in Cupar. Times to get free Mis Reporting Scotland Stickers all over Scotland are shown here https://informscotland.com/free-car-stickers/

    Prizes for best photos and videos

  187. Tinto Chiel says:

    For Calton, read Calton Creek.

    Rank Badjin, me.

  188. newportdee says:

    Daily Mail editors are planning a week of front page headlines without any negative mentions of the SNP Baaad.

  189. Arbroath1320 says:

    Apparently there is an Italian Mid fielder looking for a move to Scotland Socrates called Wan Cornetto.

  190. Robert Peffers says:

    @Socrates MacSporran says: 13 January, 2017 at 9:37 pm:

    “My sources at Level Five PR tell me the big question mark over the Wan Fittit transfer is whether or not Wan’s pet budgie Hideghuti is prepared to re-locate from Invertottie to Glasgow. Nicola Sturgeon’s fault.

    Actually you are all being side-tracked. These stories are just to hide the truth that it is the Invertottie manager, Al Signam, who is about to sign up as Hib’s new manager.

    It is understood, in the Hawkhill area of Leith, (I have links in the Leith area), that he is to bring with him those two great stalwart defenders from the Howkers – U.Haudum and Al Nutum.

    The statistics show that this pair of offenders defenders have the best offensive defensive record in the league.

    Oh! Strike that last bit – it should have read Offensive Daily Record not defensive Record.

  191. Gary45% says:

    Funny enough we saw waxwings in Glasgow last year, we were walking up from the Crown Plaza along the Clyde to Jamaica Street.
    Not to top trump, but we had wax wings in the garden before Christmas, they land in the garden every year.
    Oh Aye
    Murdo Fraser is still a lying CHUNT.

  192. Socrates MacSporran says:

    I tend to double-check all supposed Old Firm transfer targets, after Keith Jackson of the Daily Rangers suggested Rangers wanted to sign Dutch midfielder Randy Van Warmer.

    Ian Brotherhood

    Wan-Floo-Bis, for my money, isnae as good a ‘keeper as Dinnae Drappit of Invertottie Howkers.

  193. Meg merrilees says:

    BREAKING NEWS

    Really!

    T May has acknowledged that the NHS is in Crisis. Reminds me of Jim Callaghan “Crisis, what crisis?” She is in New Zealand just now and looked distinctly uncomfortable admitting that there is a problem.

    Apparently she has given them £400 million more this year and thinks that should have been enough extra for a population of 55/60 million
    Nicola has budgeted for £500 million more than inflation for a population of 5 million.. must be the fault of the SNP somehow!

    SHOCK NEWS:

    The 10.00 news on BBC R4 has FINALLY actually just announced that the SNHS achieved a 92% success rate in A&E over the Christmas/New year week.

    Must be some mistake – they’re up to no good! I’m worried -they’ve just told the TRUTH!
    Donalda is trying to lure us into a false sense of security…

  194. bugsbunny says:

    Coca Cola Zero doesn’t give you diabetes. Unlike listening to Ruth Davidson & Kezia Dugdale talking keech.

    Seen on the newstand that the First Minister is going to be writing a regular column in the Daily Record. I wonder if they’re trying to increase their sales? Mmmmmm. I wonder if she will convert any yoons?

  195. Arbroath1320 says:

    I did hear … on the grapevine you understand … that as well as Wan Fittit and Wan Leggit Rangers were offered Wan Drookit a defender of some note, I am reliably informed, but Rangers found him too wet behind the ears form them.

  196. Gary45% says:

    Robert Peffers@8.14
    Airyplanes in deepest darkest Kelty,
    Could ye no shoot it doon wi bows and arys, ken.

    Arbroath1320@9.15
    Aye also signing Wan san shoe.

  197. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi Robert Peffers at 4:57 pm

    You typed,“SNPBAAAD! check. Russia Bad! Check. Elvis still dead– Err! Err! Well there’s this guy doon at the chip shop … …”

    It’s a little known FACT (must be true – it was in a Sunday newspaper) that the Martians were big fans of Elvis.

    https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5025/5683219847_3a16a5079f_b.jpg

    BTW: Kirsty McColl’s ‘country’ version of that song is miles better than the ‘punky’ version. It just sounds ‘right’…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fqo9e5Y84ro

  198. winifred mccartney says:

    talking about BBC on 9 Jan BBC misreporting scotland said there was an increase of 38% in drink drivers over Christmas – this was a complete lie:
    2015 tested 16255 – 459 over = 2.8%
    2016 tested 19000 – 625 over = 3.2%
    therefore the increase was 0.4%
    what they did was take the 625 -459 = 166
    then 166/459 x 100 = 36.16%
    even if you take the 0.4 over 2.8 as a percentage it comes to 14.28% increase not good of course but not 38%
    complaint sent to bbc not acknowledgement and no correction I know of.
    BBC – blatantly biased corrupt that describes it.

  199. Fred says:

    Tinto, I’ve a wee book, “Welsh Origins of Scottish Place Names” which has Gorbals, Gor buw allt, spacious cattle hillside, but admits this is a difficult case.

    Came across an old Braemar Gathering Programme for 1932, the printer has full length royal portraits etc’ freely bordered by swastikas. Sorry I lack the technology to reproduce this.

  200. Robert Peffers says:

    @Meg merrilees says: 13 January, 2017 at 10:09 pm:

    “Must be some mistake – they’re up to no good! I’m worried -they’ve just told the TRUTH!
    Donalda is trying to lure us into a false sense of security…

    Well! Meg, I’ve got news for Donalda.

    She has failed. I wouldn’t care if the Beeb signed up both Obama and Clark Kent – I still wouldn’t believe a word the Biased Broadcasting Clique sullied the airwaves with.

    You want news?

    stick this on your favourites bar

    http://uk.reuters.com/news/uk

  201. heedtracker says:

    How about a WoS sudoku?

    This tory nutcase has been batting for Britain really loud. Scotland’s no friend of democracy, was his mad tory vote NO 2014 battle cry.

    https://www.change.org/p/tony-abbott-show-us-your-papers-renouncing-your-british-citizenship-before-you-were-elected

  202. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    Hi Fred.

    The 1932 gathering definitely took place. Here’s the proof from YouTube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dd4I1wWBiGw

  203. Lenny Hartley says:

    Fred, I have an Arran guide book from the same time frame and a couple of Swastika’s in it as well beside the Adverts, I got told by someone once this was innocent, it was before the Nazi’s took ownership. can’t remember the reason for using it although it was an old symbol for the Sun so maybe there were nudists or something 🙂 Anybody know for sure?

  204. heedtracker says:

    Came across an old Braemar Gathering Programme for 1932, the printer has full length royal portraits etc’ freely bordered by swastikas.

    At the gate of Balmoral Castle, there’s a big granite monument covered with swastikas. A sign says it had a different meaning when it was carved.

  205. galamcennalath says:

    Robert Peffers says:

    … if ye hae nae yaised the dug ower muckle – throw the dug oot tae.

    Nah, the dug taks me oot fir two lang walks a day 🙂

  206. Fireproofjim says:

    Arbroath1320
    Let’s get it right! It was JUAN Cornetto

  207. bugsbunny says:

    Scottish Unionists raise their right arms in a fascist salute to the Queen. Not reported online on air on screen or in print by MSM BUM. SNP still bad.

    OO still smarting over winning both referendums. Scotlands unswer to the SA. SNP still bad.

    God help their blood pressure when we finally win our freedom. They’re sore winners. What will they be like when they lose?

  208. Fireproofjim says:

    Swastikas were originally Sanskrit symbols for good fortune and they are still to be found all over Hindu temples. Thousands of years before the Nazis.

  209. Meg merrilees says:

    To copy and keep on hand…

    Taken from page 10 of the comments following a discussion about Brexit in The Guardian today.

    Reply by “wamac1 to Sorites 10h ago” following the latter’s claim that for Scotland to achieve Independence it would need:
    “a vast array of other natural resources from forestry to fishing which dwarfs that available to Scotland”, (not just oil.)

    wamac1 said:

    Scotland has only 8.3% of the UK’s population.
    But we DO have…
    32% of the land area.
    61% of the sea area.
    90% of the fresh water.
    65% of the natural gas production.
    96.5% of the crude oil production.
    47% of the open cast coal production.
    81% of the untapped coal reserves.
    62% of the timber production.
    46% of the total forest area.
    92% of the hydro electric production.
    40% of the wind wave and solar energy production.
    60% of the fish landings.
    30% of the beef herd.
    20% of the sheep herd.
    9% of the dairy herd.
    10% of the pig herd.
    15% if the cereal holdings.
    20% of the potato holdings.
    …obviously 100% of the Scotch Whisky industry. 70% of all Gin.

    We have a…
    17 billion pound construction industry.
    13 billion pound food and drink industry.
    10 billion pound business services industry.
    9.3 billion pound chemical services industry.
    A 9.3 billion pound tourism industry.
    7 billion pound financial services industry.
    5 billion pound aeroservice industry.
    4.5 billion pound whisky exports industry.
    3.1 billion pound life sciences industry.
    Scotland still has 350 million pounds worth of textile exports.
    We have 25% of Europe’s wave and wind energy potential.
    And finally we are blessed to have 1.5 Trillion pounds worth of oil and gas reserves.
    All of this, yet only 8.3% of The UK’s population..

    And can I remind you tiny Scotland bankrolled the UK for decades!

  210. Arbroath1320 says:

    I stand corrected … thanks for that Fireproof. 😉

    Unfortunately my last post disappeared but I can confirm that the well known defender Wan Drookit was definitely on the list to be transferred to Rangers but apparently Rangers found him too wet behind the ears.

  211. BBC Scotland couldn’t let it go. The disaster of NHS England was headline on BBC news so BBC Scotland had to come up with a “disaster” of our own. Five – yes a whole five – pregnant mums couldn’t get a bed at our new hospital as it was full. They were taken to other hospitals – where they got a bed. What a calamity!

  212. Proud Cybernat says:

    Come and join the convoy…

    http://imgur.com/a/dxEbt

    Ain’t she a beautiful sight!!!

  213. Stoker says:

    STOP PRESS….Bradford City v Bristol Rovers game abandoned at half-time due to overhead drone activity….early reports from Ibrox strongly refute claims it’s Joey Barton trying to get back to Bradford….END. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSnxYp54vqo

  214. Smallaxe at 1.12pm

    Tommy first played with Buddy Holly on “It’s So Easy” which was one of the first recordings in which the guitar break was a really integral part of the composition.

    Drummer (and how) Jerry Allison who married the real Peggy Sue is the last surviving member of Buddy’s entourage.

  215. Still Positive. says:

    Can’t remember who posted about the DR website re Nicola writing a column for them but I told my son and he couldn’t resist going on to their website to find out.

    He read some of the comments out to me earlier. Jings!

    Some never going to buy the Record again – which must be good for us.

    Basically, according to my son, Nicola is a ‘nippy sweetie’.

    Some would describe me as a ‘nippy sweetie’ and my mum and gran. Nicola comes from a long line of Scottish women who are all ‘nippy sweeties’.

    It’s the ‘nippy sweeties’ who will bring us independence.

    Let us be grateful for that.

  216. Arbroath1320 says:

    Just been reminded by my partner aboot the news of the Mexican midfielder Juan Sheet apparently on his way for a medical with Invertottie Howkers as a replacement for Wan Fittit and Wan Leggit.

    He currently plays for Guantanamo Jailbreakers.

    Of course folks should not confuse this Juan with his two more famous cusins, who are in show business, Juan Singer and Juan Song.

  217. Andrew Mclean says:

    Meg

    I read some other replies or posts, on this subject, funny how the same arguments are regurgitated by posting by people who seem oddly familiar?
    And then spookily, and as if by some devilish device there argument is blown away, like dry leaves on a windy day.

    Must be the the power of Wings!

  218. Arbroath1320 says:

    Latest news in from the S.F.A. is that they have just brought in a couple of new referee’s called WAtch It and Icy Yew.

    Further to my last post. I have been reliably informed that Juan Sheet has got another two famous cousins in showbusiness called Yew Hummit and Eyel Playit.

  219. Smallaxe says:

    To everyone who thinks Waxwings are great, I have a word of warning!
    “Icarus”
    Peace Always

  220. Andrew Mclean says:

    Hi small Axe,
    He Should have listened to his father.

    Did you ever play computer games?

  221. Gary45% says:

    Comments regarding the BBC.
    God himself could become an anchor for them and tell us they believe in Scotland’s best interests and I would still NOT BELIEVE them.
    They have made their bed and can sleep in their own pish stained mattress.
    Gary Rubberhied thinks he is the new Brillo, message for Rubberhied, Brillo is talentless shite, you are FKING no where near that ability, in another 40 years you might be qualified to carry his underpants.

  222. Meg merrilees says:

    Smallaxe…

    Love it! Thankyou.

    Stay warm.

  223. Ian Brotherhood says:

    @Dave McEwan Hill –

    Saw another big letter from you in The National today.

    🙂

    Mister, I hope you are collecting them all. Must be enough to justify a small publication, and it’d be a valuable document.

    The time seems to go so ‘fast’ in some ways, but seeing wee snippets, captured, as they are in your letters, helps put it all in some bigger context.

    More power to ye.

  224. Cactus says:

    Aweright PC bro.

    Liking the convoy pic at 23:01hrs

    Could ye imagine one on a container ship.. 😉

    Have a groovy conference, delegates.
    X.

  225. Stoker says:

    One evening a man hears a faint tapping at his door. When he opens the door he sees no one, and then he notices a snail on the ground. He picks up the snail and heaves it as far as he can across the garden. A year later he hears tapping at the door again, and when he opens the door it’s the snail again, who says, “What the hell was that all about”

  226. Brian Doonthetoon says:

    OK…

    Tell me why…

    At the moment, BBC SCOTLAND is showing a programme called “The NFL Show”. This televisual feast apparently covers a handball-type game played the the US of A.

    Why does BBC SCOTLAND have a space in their schedule for this US of A orientated sportsfest, when they have no space to feature what’s happening in the Highland League?

    Or, on a Saturday, actually showing coverage of the Scottish games that have taken place that day?

    Me? Paranoid? I don’t think so…

  227. dakk says:

    Stoker
    “What the hell was that all about”

    Needed a laugh.

    Got one 🙂

  228. Cadogan Enright says:

    Proud Cybernat at 11:01 pm
    Come and join the convoy…http://imgur.com/a/dxEbt. Ain’t she a beautiful sight!!!

    You could win one of the prizes with that one if you Get that onto https://www.facebook.com/Inform-Scotland-1969903196569754/?ref=ts&fref=ts as a comment against the stickers post

    Or the same on twitter

  229. Smallaxe says:

    Andrew McLean:

    I have never played computer games.Table Tennis is my forte, in fact, I await the Chinese champion Won Long arriving any day.He has challenged me to play him.He is coming from China on a slow boat, practising non-stop as the boat steams it’s way to Scotland.

    Watch out for the announcement of his arrival, Won Long ping pongs from Hong Kong! 🙂 Jaikits oan!
    Peace Always

  230. Smallaxe says:

    Dave McEwan Hill:

    Thanks for that Dave, I will check him out.

    Peace Always

  231. Jockanese Wind Talker says:

    Headline No news of the day @ Socrates MacSporran says at 10:08 pm

    “I tend to double-check all supposed Old Firm transfer targets”

    I believe Murdo MacKenzie Fraser has signed for Celtic and David Gordon Mundell is gonna polish his beets.

    The League, the Cup and the Local Authority Elections are in the bag obviously.

  232. Smallaxe says:

    Dave McEwan Hill:

    Always surprised me that Buddy Holly never played this.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMDhqeVGb24

    Paul McCartney and Dave Gilmour have brought a version out also, it was made a couple of years before Buddy was Killed.
    Peace Always

  233. Capella says:

    @ Arbroath 1320 – hopefully the goalie’s not ther wee brother Bandi Legget.

  234. Grouse Beater says:

    Published as promised:

    Scottish Emigrants: http://wp.me/p4fd9j-ciJ
    A revue of ‘La La Land’: http://wp.me/p4fd9j-c16

  235. Walter Scott says:

    There’s an orange guy who says he’s gonna Drain the swamp & fill it wi hookers piss

  236. Macart says:

    @Yesindyref2 9.53

    He was one of the good guys dads.

  237. Socrates MacSporran says:

    Arbroath 1320

    I was wondering, are Juan Singer and Juan Song any relation to yon chap who causes all the bother at Celtic Park – Juan Guy?

  238. Capella says:

    Maybe. Let’s hope the goalie isn’t Wan Legget’s wee brother Bandi.

  239. Smallaxe says:

    Naw, it’s the other brother bowley. Peace Always

  240. Andrew Mclean says:

    Small axe
    Don’t you ever sleep?

  241. Dorothy Devine says:

    Lenny , sorry for the confusion over Noel Jones . I just picked up the book open at the quote and made an assumption- should have read the blurb and not just the title
    ‘ Favourite Wisdoms ‘

  242. Smallaxe says:

    Andrew McLean:

    Only when it’s a leap year, did you see my post about slaves on the previous thread?

    Peace Always

  243. Nana says:

    Don’t Caricature Europe’s Court
    http://archive.is/iyxPy

    Brexit: Theresa May’s Article 50 plans could be delayed by months due to Stormont crisis legal challenge
    http://archive.is/dViJn

    Irish in Britain feared being attacked after Brexit vote
    http://archive.is/ehdb4

    EU negotiator wants ‘special’ deal over access to City post-Brexit

    http://archive.is/snnZK

  244. Andrew Mclean says:

    Small axe

    Well if you play computer games the trick is to find hidden knowledge.

    By the way what’s your picture and why don’t it do anything if you click it? Like mine?

  245. Smallaxe says:

    Nana: Good Morning,

    Links for Breakfast, thank you, Kettle’s on.
    Peace Always

  246. Smallaxe says:

    Andrew McLean:

    My picture is of the doves that I feed in my back garden, it does nothing because all those things that are not said about you, pertain to me. 🙂
    Peace Always

  247. Andrew Mclean says:

    Small axe
    Did you look at everything?

  248. Fred says:

    Thanks for the swastika comments folks, here was me naively thinking that the Duke of Windsor being surrounded by swastika’s was some indication of his political leanings! As if? ditto the Duke of Kent. 🙂

  249. Smallaxe says:

    Andrew McLean:

    I have now. I have to leave for 1/2 hour or so.Will be back ASAP.

    Peace Always

  250. Tinto Chiel says:

    @Fred 10.23 pm: re. the Welsh cattle hillside derivation.
    Gorbals is on generally flat land which was liable to flooding in the mediaeval period, so I don’t think there were many slopes about.

  251. Andrew Mclean says:

    Yes I have visiting and shopping!

    Fun had to stop sometimes, I got the link to the castle, interesting history, I think I will visit them in March or April.

    🙂

  252. Smallaxe says:

    Andrew McLean:

    Keep in touch!
    Peace Always

  253. Breeks says:

    Nana’s links…

    Found myself strangely uplifted by the “Don’t caricature Europe’s Court.

    When you actually look at what they like to caricature, but then think about who it is doing the caricaturing, it will make you kinda angry. Did me anyway.

    It’s so rare living in the toxic U.K. media swamp to hear anything positive or constructive said about Scotland or Europe, and that needs to change or there will possibly be more “Brexits”.

    I don’t know about other folks, but I want to see Scotland forging ahead in Europe. No more grubby, malignant BritNat pish slagging everybody else off, but lungfuls of a purer, fresher air, and news with substance to really get your teeth into. European status isn’t just a badge I’m entitled to wear. It’s a badge that I want to wear. You attack Europe, you attack me. It is my European Court that you caricature.

    My European status is as good a fit for me as my Scottish status, 2nd place of course, but it’s not the occasion for marching bands or waving flags, it’s just ordinary and mundane, it’s simply what I am. Perhaps that’s why I feel pretty indifferent about “slipping” my British status, geographical references not withstanding, because increasingly, it’s being British which doesn’t seem to fit and requires such conscious effort to maintain. Brexit has never felt like a matter for us, but from the beginning, it has felt like interference from “them”. What does that say about me, when the “them” in that formula are the British?

  254. Muscleguy says:

    @Lenny Hartley

    The swastika is an old Hindu religious symbol. One idea for its origin is that it resembles the tail of a comet seen from behind. If the nucleus is spinning the outgassing gives you a crude swastika. Remember back before electric lighting the nights were DARK and the sky BLAZED. I can still remember the arc of the Milky Way seen from Southern NZ.

    Couple of years ago an Indian guy in Auckland painted a swastika on his roof as a good luck/devotion sign. In all innocence. Sadly he had to paint over it.

    The Nazis owe the Hindus a big apology.

  255. Lenny Hartley says:

    Dorothy, nae worries I googled the book and nae wonder you thought the bishop wrote it!!

    Still pretty good whoever wrote it! We are having a yes2 walk on Arran on 12 feb to start building up the fitness for door chapping etc, U fancy a wander up Glen Rosa with like minded folk?

  256. Lenny Hartley says:

    Muscle guy , cheers knew that , just canna remember why it was appearing in Scots holiday brochures in early thirties. It might come back to me ….

    Re Milky Way, go onto peterribbeck.com and have a look at his photos of the Milky Way from Arran – outstanding.

  257. Ed t head says:

    Supprise no stom surge the Dutch dint even bother to set an alarm, and they only put up a wind warning.

  258. Socrates MacSporran says:

    Before we move on to serious matters – can I just suggest to those who got involved in the Wan Fittit posts on here, if Mr Fittit senior had not been so-busy working double time as a salt acket inserter at the local cris factory – when Wan was born, he might, had he had the time to watch fitba on Sky, have had second thoughts and named his son Juan, rather than Wan Fittit.

    Then, we wouldn’t be having this transfer speculation, Rangers and Celtic would have been in a bidding war for the exotic Spanish striker Juan Fittit.

  259. Conan the Librarian™ says:

    There was a Dublin based “Swastika Laundry” launched in 1912. If only they had sued the National Socialist Workers party for copyright infringement…

  260. louis.b.argyll says:

    Fascinating links/stuff on here recently, seems to me that national-identity is misunderstood, when defined by the winners of wars.

    The UK treats victorious ‘war winning’ generations as though all descendants and citizens should ‘be more like them’.

    There is so much WW2 stuff in our culture, that many people under 70 years old have a fondness for the spirit of a war that ended .

    Scary, actually, London has never suffered to the same degree as other EUROPEAN cities, never raped, occupied or suppressed.

    Only in unionist ‘britain’ do people want live like it’s the 1940s.

    Scotland is ancient, with an overriding wisdom, managing to protect our unique laws and cultural values. It has a true outgoing personality..

    England has history..but its wisdom (if it’s any) is only as old as it’s monarch, the greatest under God..

    Weirdos.

    Oh, there’s more UK war on the way for sure. The markets are just trying to work who can be punished next without crashing the market.

    The future needs enlightenment.. not corporate excuses.

  261. Jack Murphy says:

    OT. NHS England Crisis.
    Last night the BBC on it’s Flagship News at 6pm and 10pm from London reported on the five ladies transferred to other hospitals because the Queen Elizabeth Hospital here was full.

    ITV News strangely on their 6pm and 10pm Flagship News reported that Scotland NHS was doing comparatively well compared to the rest of the UK NHS.

    FUNNY OLD WORLD IN THE BBC.

    The Queen Elizabeth Hospital story made it to the top of BBC MisReporting Scotland.

  262. Smallaxe says:

    Socrates MacSporran:

    You had me worried for a minute, I noticed that after your 21st word (post) that you couldn’t P, then you sPeculated and P’d in Spanish. What a relief. 🙂

    Peace Always

  263. Fred says:

    Think you’re right about the Gorbals, whereas Glasgow relied on water-power to grind the corn, the Gorbals had a windmill!

  264. Dorothy Devine says:

    Lenny ,would love to join you but I have a plethora of BIG family birthdays at this time of year and it is unlikely that I’ll make it over – I’ll be over next weekend for a BIG birthday!

  265. Arbroath1320 says:

    News just in!

    There has been a bit of stoushie in the transport committee meeting where Kezia Dugdale and Ruth Davidson demanded to know why the Transport minister supported the insane idea suggested by a ‘few’ people about wheels on buses.

    After some rigorous debate the minister confirmed to everyone present that the wheels on the bus do indeed go round and round and he has scientific evidence to back up this claim.

    At this point both Dugdale and Davidson stormed out the the meeting in a ‘Huff n Puff’

  266. Croompenstein says:

    Hey LA

    After some rigorous debate the minister confirmed to everyone present that the wheels on the bus do indeed go round and round and he has scientific evidence to back up this claim

    I heard Ruthie threw her pen down and made that wee scrunched up coupon that she did thon time Alex S owned her when she was told that the wipers on the bus go swish swish swish and not swash swash swash….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBLNQcLEvOw

  267. Conan the Librarian™ says:

    Michael (moustache) White’s view on Carmichael:

    “I don’t like it, but it happens a lot, just like Twitter. Bad but not illegal”

    So there you have it. It’s bad. But so much better than SNP truth.

  268. Wee Folding Bike says:

    Chas Smash’s birthday today.

  269. Arbroath1320 says:

    Aye Croops she does like throwing down her pens and making those scrunchy coupon faces! 😀



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