SCOTTISH KINGS

**contains terms which may offend** The Bruce raised his sword high, the driving rain battering against the silver blade, washing away the English blood. The dark clouds that had been the menacing back drop to the battle suddenly parted. Glorious sun shone over the tired and battered survivors. This was his moment. He could think … Continue reading SCOTTISH KINGS

A TRUE SCOTSMAN

'Bagpipes aren't even a Scottish invention.' 'But they are the Scottish instrument.' 'No one in Scotland goes around dressed in kilts.' 'No-one?' 'Okay, the odd bloke might, but he smells of whiskey and urine and people steer clear of him.' 'The American tourists love this stuff.' 'Do you really think Scots wear tartan everyday?' 'I've … Continue reading A TRUE SCOTSMAN

THE BEGINNING OF A REVOLUTION

Mist rolled down the hillside into the base of the valley where the small hamlet lay. Silence ruled as the hanging shroud dampened any sound. Then, cutting through the atmosphere, a clear, sharp repeated noise emerged. 'Slap, slap, slap' footsteps against the rock path descending the slope. It was joined by another, louder noise. A … Continue reading THE BEGINNING OF A REVOLUTION