Glasgow city council has decided to build a tennis court for a Scottish open championship. They chose to call it ‘The Alex Salmond court’.
Although some of the players don’t like it because it’s too slick. However it benefits players with good spin.
It’s interesting listening to the wailing and bellowing which is taking place to the north of here. Are the Scots going to vote for independence?
It’s funny, I’ve travelled a bit in Scotland and like the place. I’ve gone a few times into Wales, and crossing the borders into these two countries is a very different experience.
When you go into Scotland, everything changes, even the architecture.
Whether it’s the long low terraces of Galloway and the Borders, or the classic ‘Sixties Soviet’ that you hit further north, it’s very different to the English side of the border. Indeed as you travel across Scotland various bits are very different to each other as well.
But when I’ve driven into Wales, if it wasn’t for Welsh road signs you’d never notice, and if you follow some roads you can wander backwards and forwards between the two countries without ever really knowing which one you’re in. The road signs don’t help to be honest. When I saw a sign which said ‘Pant’ I wasn’t sure whether it was a place or an instruction which would make more sense to Welsh speakers.
I suppose like most others in the North of England, we’ve had a generation or more of Scots independence. You get used to it, and treat the ‘Braveheart wildmen’ with the respect their grasp of history deserves.
I could say more but won’t. It’s their circus, their monkeys; their bed, theirs to make and lie on.