Monday, March 21, 2016


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.  


Anonymous said...

You are a sad individual who seems to hate Scotland as well as your well known hatred for SNP.
To quote from your rant “Is losing all these elected members unfortunate or is it just carelessness” Your party must have been very careless at the general election to lose so many seats but maybe that reinforces your entrenched position that a significant proportion of Scots are stupid now but they weren't stupid when they consistently returned many Labour MPs to Wastemonster. I look forward to you posting something the same lines when Jeremy Corbyn is shafted by back bench plotters.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

Anonymous said --- Saturday, March 26, 2016 8:56:00 pm.

I don’t know how many times I have to say this to get it through some people’s thick heads. I don’t hate Scotland; the fact is that I couldn’t care less about Scotland or anywhere else for that matter. Scotland is no better and no worse than anywhere else and Scottish people are no better and no worse than any other people there is nothing whatsoever special about Scotland and its people. Those members being lost by the SNP were not voted out by the electorate they were kicked out by their own party. I have never said that a significant number of Scots are stupid, the German Nazi party had 8.5 million members and they weren’t all stupid. I do say however that Scotland has its share of stupid people just like other countries; I think that someone like you, based on this post should certainly know that.

Anonymous said...

From Amey site.
Amey provides total facilities management services to the ten primary, five secondary and two special schools in Edinburgh affected.
Amey maintain ten schools (six primary and four secondary), two community nurseries and a community learning centre in Renfrewshire. All the facilities were designed and built by Carillion and completed in 2008.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

I get the impression that you are trying to make a point here but I can't quite figure out what it is.