The highlands of Scotland are claimed by some to be a beautiful place with the friendliest people in the world. The first claim is said by every country which wants to attract tourists, lots of made up legends and bogus claims about highland dress and bagpipes, highland games where cabers and other capers are tossed and stalls set out enthusiastically to play the game of “fleecing the tourist” a game at which they would win the gold medal if it were ever included in the Olympics. It’s not particular to Scotland of course. In the capital of Irish America Boston you can stroll in and out of bars to your heart’s content but on St. Patrick’s Day its $20 admission to the same bars.
The second claim about friendly people is however under threat due to the behaviour of the yobs in the SNP. One would have thought that the treatment dished out to the late Charles Kennedy MP would have made them stop and think and perhaps say enough is enough time to rejoin the human race but, it appears not. The spite and resignations keep piling up and now those friendly highlanders affectionately known as ‘teuchters’ are joining in with some gusto. Not to be outdone by the rancorous turf wars among the bravefarts in North Lanarkshire SNP, the teuchter branches are determined that they can be as spiteful and malicious as those lowlander SNP backsliders.
At close of play today we had two SNP councillors who have had enough of the ‘witch hunts’ that they have been subjected to, Cllrs. Iain Angus MacDonald and his fellow SNP Councillor Iain Stewart MacLean both from Oban have now resigned, how many SNP resignations has that been?. “Is losing all these elected members unfortunate or is it just carelessness” to paraphrase Oscar Wilde’s Lady Bracknell?. Sturgeon drops 6 points in leadership popularity poll, it’s a ‘funny old game, isn’t it.