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Old Oct 21st 2019, 2:26 am
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This week the weather conspired to prevent me getting to the neighbouring island of Great Britain. High winds. I hope they managed without me. Will try again next week.
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This week the weather conspired to prevent me getting to the neighbouring island of Great Britain. High winds. I hope they managed without me. Will try again next week.
Aren't you already in greater Britain? I think it's high winds this week too.

BTW, do you use Instagram? The reason I ask is that there's someone on there (an Italian) posting the marvellous photos of Skye, Islay, Jura etc, capturing the changing light and views. You might enjoy these photos. I can post the IG name if you wish.
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Instagram is not one of my skills. I have enough with this site and Facebook !

I am on Bute., Great Britain is a neighbouring island.

Legend is that one of the mnisnisters used to say in his semon "We bessech your aid an mercy, for the inhabitants of Bute and for the neighbouring islands of Arran, Cumbrae, Ireland and Britain"

Apocryphal ?

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I am on Bute., Great Britain is a neighbouring island.

Legend is that one of the mnisnisters used to say in his semon "We bessech your aid an mercy, for the inhabitants of Bute and for the neighbouring islands of Arran, Cumbrae, Ireland and Britain"

Apocryphal ?
Isn't Great Britain all the islands except Ireland (which falls under British Isles) and Britain simply the main island ?

Instagram is mainly a photos site. It's owned by Facebook now, so probably easy to log in if you want more digital grief. I avoid FB like the plague, myself, despite a few protestations in the past to join !
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So what name should we use for "The Mainland" to distinguish it from the other islands in The Archipelago ?
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Not all of Scotland is touristy and glam. When I take the train to Glasgow from Wemyss Bay I go through Port Glasgow -

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C...iw=843&bih=593
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https://www.1843magazine.com/feature...ykuH2iXAYCRO8M

Some locals (Scottish and Syrian) are offended by inaccuracies and by the tone of the article, which is "Oxford sneers at Prinitive Scottish Island".
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https://www.1843magazine.com/feature...ykuH2iXAYCRO8M

Some locals (Scottish and Syrian) are offended by inaccuracies and by the tone of the article, which is "Oxford sneers at Prinitive Scottish Island".
Knowing nothing about Bute I thought it was quite interesting.
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One of our problems is that Oxbridge intellectuals depict us in ways that we would not portray ourselves. Why does "The Economist" not get a Scottish journalist or writer to tell the story ?
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One of our problems is that Oxbridge intellectuals depict us in ways that we would not portray ourselves. Why does "The Economist" not get a Scottish journalist or writer to tell the story ?
I didn't read much of the story but the author 'hails from Bute'.
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She CLAIMS to hail from Bute. After the publication of the story there was much discussion on the island about who the writer might be. Conclusion is that her claim to originate from Bute is false.
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She CLAIMS to hail from Bute. After the publication of the story there was much discussion on the island about who the writer might be. Conclusion is that her claim to originate from Bute is false.
Ah okay. This is her twitter profile - https://twitter.com/EmmaIrving - and she repeats the claim. Also, this is possibly her LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/emma-irv...alSubdomain=uk - clearer picture so maybe she's recognisable.
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A metropolitan journalist and alien to the island. Not sympathetic either ! We do not always take kindly to visitors who feel they are better than us !

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