Work in Progress at Lews Castle, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

26 02 2015

A few photos I took in the summer of 2014 at Lews Castle in Stornoway where the new archive and exhibition centre is being built. A selection of my photographs of Hebridean people will be exhibited at the museum later this year. 10998892_627984880664254_3091774293109561954_n 10983215_627985853997490_6845763782462611046_n11001902_627985540664188_4610218519824807923_n 11021278_627985070664235_332956804128408579_n 10360447_627985200664222_8564570948817826090_n

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To see the progress made on the new archive centre since last summer please click on the latest BBC link below:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-31611577





My ‘Three Generations’ photo

13 01 2015

I’ll try and get a translation….

 

http://www.viajarporescocia.com/guia-de-escocia/tour-fotografico-en-escocia/





Chairs Around Tarbert, Isle of Harris

15 09 2014

I’m fond of chairs. Here’s a few in and around Tarbert, Isle of Harris. August 2014Chair Lighthouse 1 (3) (1)Cafe table and chair31180037 (2)Chair at Hillcrest





Scotland: Let’s Stay Together …petition

13 09 2014

Hi!

I just signed the petition “Scotland: Let’s stay together” on .

It’s important. Will you sign it too? Here’s the link:

Thanks!

monica 





24,000 immigrants needed for an independent Scotland (apparently)

12 09 2014

…now this is interesting. From reading through various campaign sites I’ve discovered that if Scotland votes YES, they will require, due to the ageing population, a minimum of 24,000 immigrants per annum, who can work and pay the necessary taxes . According to SNP they will all have very high skill levels. So that’s ok then. There’s hope for unemployed English people. I can see a mass exodus.

 





YES minister…white flag

10 09 2014

…at South Harris Agricultural Show…July 2014

Top Photo…Alasdair Allan MSP

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YES Campaign Propaganda

9 09 2014

YES Propaganda

I’ve just read this latest blurb published by the propaganda department working for the Scottish Referendum’s Yes campaign that is  clearly hell-bent on destroying the UK. It begins (I can’t be bothered to quote the whole lot) like this:

“Westminster’s most distrusted politicians ever

Tue, 09/09/2014 – 13:53

Commenting on the extraordinary development of David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg abandoning Prime Minister’s Questions and coming to Scotland tomorrow in a last minute panicked reaction to Yes surging in the polls, First Minister Alex Salmond said:

“The No campaign is in complete and utter disarray, and they are making this farce up as they go along

“”The message of this extraordinary, last minute reaction is that the Westminster elite are in a state of absolute panic as the ground in Scotland shifts under their feet….”

With an issue of national importance, were the YES campaigners really under the naïve illusion that as the referendum date creeps closer, that leaders of our nation wouldn’t visit Scotland? Why does it have to be construed as “last minute panicked reaction”? I see it as nothing of the sort. I see it as politicians doing their job.

And on another subject… the NHS…anyone in Scotland who says that there will be a better health service if Scotland goes it alone. Dream on. It may have its faults but the NHS is there when we need it. I have been at a hospital’s A &E serious trauma unit for five hours today and witnessed the NHS at its very best. In an over-stretched department, with one consultant working his butt off whilst remaining calm and thoroughly profession, I felt proud to be part of a nation with this fantastic service…and a bit proud to be British.

Let’s hope that the silent majority is not swayed by the revolting propaganda machine of the YES campaigners. Because that is all they are spewing out: propaganda.

 

MY REPLY TO A RESPONSE ABOUT THIS ON FACEBOOK  FROM A YES VOTER IN THE HEBRIDES:

…as you know W, I disagree with you, and it’s hard for me because I regard you as a friend. Independence, in my opinion is NOT the answer. But there is an alternative. For too long governments have been voted in on a minority vote. Something like 30%, if that, of the population turn out on polling day. We get what we deserve. Sadly a swathe of the population now are more interested in their iphones, ipads, digital this and mobile that, than having a voice about our country and how it is governed. Those people, in effect, have been dumbed down and behave (fortunately for the propaganda-makers) like sheep. But our strong collective voices need to be heard if we are to have a truly representational government. I do not believe that most people are right wing or left wing, we’re more in the middle. And, like the Suffragettes, we need to make ourselves heard so that we can create a proper democracy. I feel totally disenfranchised and sometimes, jokingly, feel there should be independence for Surrey. Other people may feel the same way about Yorkshire, Shropshire and Oxford. But it wouldn’t work…in the same way an independent Scotland won’t work. Economy of Scale comes to mind.

To threaten us with Boris and Nigel is a blackmailing strategy to gather quick, cheap votes. The time is here, now, for us ALL to do our bit in order to make fundamental changes, then we won’t get your Borises or Nigels of this world. Boris, by the way, can’t even sort himself out an airport.

As for the government only just sitting up and taking note, isn’t that the way it’s always happened, throughout history? A tad too late? I don’t think so. Perhaps we should be thanking the YES bunch for stirring it up. But that is all it is, stirring it up. Not an exit. It’s a new beginning for the whole of the UK with a government that might start listening.

 

 

 








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