Jane-Sharon Regent is a journalist and political activist. Recently she moved back to the Highlands after thirty years in Glasgow. She’ll be blogging on the website; describing and commenting on ‘Scenes from Highland Life.
Nine. Three days since the referendum I’m in a car hurtling towards a farmhouse in the darkness. The first Women for independence Highland meeting since the vote, and the kitchen is packed, standing room only, almost out of cups for tea, and everyone’s talking at once, louder and louder and louder. One woman says, maybe […]
Scenes from Highland life, part two The sun is low over the horizon, and my friend, now in his late 60s, leans on the bonnet of the car he’s fixing up. I don’t see why we shouldn’t run our own country, he says, I don’t see why not. His daughter, he says, is ‘mad for […]
Scenes from Highland life, part one I was talking to the man who runs the fish van, he’s a former soldier. He knows a lot of serving soldiers and they’re all voting YES, because they don’t want drawn into wars in Iraq and Afghanistan anymore, they’ve had enough of British adventurism. His friends in recruitment […]