Scenes from Highland life, part one: Jane-Sharon Regent


whw_mountains-0877Scenes 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 offices are anticipating, in the event of a YES vote, a surge in interest in joining the army, as the prospect for a young Scottish soldier will be quite different. Instead of Iraq, ill-equipped, ill-trained, no idea why you’re there, they could be working as UN peace-keepers, doing something they have pride in, and doesn’t render them a sitting target. He has a big YES sticker on his van. And does a smashing fish pie pack for a tenner.

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