Notes From the Northern Colony

Scotland in the End Times of the UK

The latest reminder that Scottish devolution is only symbolic:

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Gerry Cinnamon performing

Only in Glasgow does a love song rhapsodise, “She is a gangster with a hundred-mile stare.”

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Discarded face mask on the ground

Throughout the pandemic, it has been common to see disposable masks littering the streets of Glasgow, but in the last few weeks it has become almost as common to find reusable masks in the same state.

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GM Stevenson, seen from behind, walking on the docks in Reykjavik. Sea, cloudy sky, boatPhoto: daishin

June 17 is Icelandic National Day, commemorating the foundation of The Republic of Iceland in 1944.

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Santa Muerte

When I wrote this in April, I hoped to be wrong. I was not.

#covid19 #plaguediary #pandemic #lockdown #level3 #scotland #scottishblogs

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Patrick Grady
Photo by Richard Townshend

In response to what I previously wrote about Glasgow Life’s plans to close Maryhill Library permanently, Patrick Grady, MP for Glasgow North, emailed me on June 1:

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Description: graffiti on the ground, with a quote from The Unbearable Lightness of Being, “Beauty is a world betrayed” followed with the response, “No it’s no!”

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As of yesterday, there can be no denying Scotland is an occupied country.

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I said in the previous post that the Scottish election result is a victory for compassion and respect. Today it was announced that the hate site Wings Over Scotland (whose author, Stuart Campbell, is based in England), a.k.a. The Daily McMail, is to stop blogging.

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Nothing suprising happened. The SNP got one vote short of a majority, and the Greens gained seats, so the Scottish government is still a pro-independence majority.

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