So I went hame and Edinburgh had become what it aspired to. A city of dreams a place to be. Photogenic.
A rocket to the sky. A novel in a hand. A thrilling adventure land.
.Get the bus, the 14, doon Leith Walk.
I have believed in an Independent Scotland since the early 1970's. My grandfather was a coal miner and I used to watch him get bathed in a tin bath by the coal fire by my granny. He took me to the pit as a wee laddie and showed me the miners getting lowered in the cages and said laddie you'll no be going down there. I was lucky, young James Dallas the first of our family to go to Uni haha that was a blast in the late 70's. I learnt a lot, especially about inequalities. It made sense to me, the independent democratic rights of the people's of Scotland. I have been a member of the Scottish National Party for most of that time and took a lot (thousands) of photographs for them. I have been there as the cause has grown and although I have not always agreed with most of their politicians (my freends) I thoroughly believe that they have created a fantastic parliament that works extremely hard to work within the tightest of grips from the Westminster oafs, creating some fantastic work and potential solutions and frameworks for everyone in Scotland to live in a more social and just society. All we need is for the Scottish people to have the confidence to believe.
I have met many committed folks to the cause but none more so than Crawford Cumming. For all us lucky enough to know Crawf here he is alive and well and marching with me in Dundee and Edinburgh this year. I have to admit we started at the front of the march in Dundee and ended up getting there last haha. Crawf does like a conversation.
Now that I have sort of got to grips haha with web publishing, keep an eye out for the next wee story, who knows who will pop up. Please comment or get in touch. Any advice is much appreciated.
Our 20 night adventure in The Outer Hebrides last September was an amazing experience. It is a place we hope to return, there was so much we did not see. We met some fine Hebrideans that we hope to meet again.