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East Coaster

Pipe Band refused entry to Scotland

Mike Russell is going to sort things out though....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/8195284.stm
Onny

Re: Pipe Band refused entry to Scotland

East Coaster wrote:
Mike Russell is going to sort things out though....

............


Well that's that fucked then, innit?
Catskinner

Forgive my curmudgeonliness but I cant help feeling that one less gang of pipers walking about the Green all playing the one tune isn't exactly a bad thing.

I'm quite fond of the pipes, but pipe bands ain't for me, from discomfort at the military/imperialist historical connection, to the kitsch tartan tat imagery, to the unimpressive arrangement where everybody's playing in unison.

Oh aye ,and the other thing I object to is the idea that I'm some kind of anti-Scottish traitor for daring to suggest the above.

AND... The Green's a mess and will be so for the next week while they set up and take down all the infrastructure for this.

It's meant cycle routes blocked or diverted with fences suddenly going up overnight, without notice, which is totally fucking annoying for people like me who ride through it every day.
Onny

Catskinner wrote:
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It's meant cycle routes blocked or diverted with fences suddenly going up overnight, without notice, which is totally fucking annoying for people like me who ride through it every day.


Imaagine how pissed off you'd be if an Orange Walk had the audacity to arrive at what you stupidly believe to be your personal dog-shitting area.
Catskinner

Absolutely.

Thing is they managed to get the Glasgow Show set up and didn't close off  the cycle route through the park until the very last minute.
Deirdre

Catskinner wrote:
Oh aye ,and the other thing I object to is the idea that I'm some kind of anti-Scottish traitor for daring to suggest the above.


Well, clearly you are...after all, why would any Scot want to move past those halcyon years of the 14th and 15th centuries?  

Sheesh.  

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Rid Sonja

Quote:
.... those halcyon years of the 14th and 15th centuries?


Leprosy, Black Death, onset of the Little Iceage...halcyon indeed! Smilie_PDT
Jim King

Tsk, there's always someone ready to talk Scotland down. cheers
Rid Sonja

Okay...in the aftermath ae the ravages of the Black Death the devastated population found that there was more land and more food to go around.  Rents fell and wages rose...there, is that rosey enough?
Jim King

Now that's much better. You know how I like to keep a positive perspective.
Rid Sonja

Happy to keep your glasses right side up, Jim.  Can't have them becoming inverted. flower
Deirdre

Rid Sonja wrote:
Quote:
.... those halcyon years of the 14th and 15th centuries?


Leprosy, Black Death, onset of the Little Iceage...halcyon indeed! Smilie_PDT


Picky, picky...

I suspect that most 14th and 15th century Scots, if offered a choice between the Black Death and the Black Douglas, would cheerfully opt for the former.

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BobKnight

Now there's a name to scare (English) kids with. Smilie_PDT
Onny

Deirdre wrote:
Rid Sonja wrote:
Quote:
.... those halcyon years of the 14th and 15th centuries?


Leprosy, Black Death, onset of the Little Iceage...halcyon indeed! Smilie_PDT


Picky, picky...

I suspect that most 14th and 15th century Scots, if offered a choice between the Black Death and the Black Douglas, would cheerfully opt for the former.

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Rid Sonja

Quote:
Black Douglas (J Barbour)

   But he was not so fair that we
   Should praise his looks in high degree.
   In visage he was rather grey;
   His hair was black, so I heard say,
   His limbs were finely made and long,
   His bones were large, his shoulders strong,
   His body was well-knit and slim
   And those say that set eyes on him,
   When happy, loveable was he,
   And meek and sweet in company,
   But those with him in battle saw
   Another countenance he wore!


..although he died in the 1330s I believe..

king
Onny

........... his spirit lives on.
Catskinner

Were there actually wee kiltie marching bands before the 18th century?

I was under the impression were a byproduct of the formation of the Highland Regiments.

Or is that bollocks?
Jim King

Well, as someone who spends most of his day in earshot of George Square. I think it's all bollocks. I'm quite glad that at least one fucking pipe band didn't make it. Well done UK Border Agency, thank you.
Rid Sonja

I'm detecting just a faint taint of irritation in your post there, Jim... bom
Jim King

Please don't misunderstand Rid. I'm quite fond of pipe music. I would just like to have the choice regarding where, when and what I listen to.
Rid Sonja

I do understand Jim...that's the point.. albino  albino
Place and time, eh?
bounce
Onny

Catskinner wrote:
Were there actually wee kiltie marching bands before the 18th century?

I was under the impression were a byproduct of the formation of the Highland Regiments.

Or is that bollocks?


I don't think there were pipe bands till about the 1840s. Another 'gift' from the Victorians Smilie_PDT
Onny

The Black Douglas

BobKnight wrote:
Now there's a name to scare (English) kids with. Smilie_PDT


Hush ye, hush ye, little pet ye
Hush ye, hush ye, dinna fret ye
The Black Douglas sall not get ye.

(collected by Ewan McVicar)
Deirdre

Onny wrote:
........... his spirit lives on.


At times it even takes charge.

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BobKnight

My hero!! Smilie_PDT

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