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We had a walk round Torduff and Clubbiedean reservoirs today. The sheep there think they're mountain goats.
We were also spotted by a roe deer and a pheasant wasn't bothered when we passed by with the dog.


This blue tit landed on our cherry tree this morning and I just happened to have the camera beside me.

It's interesting to see how Scotland's population will migrate 1000 years in the future. According to Elite Dangerous.

"Tove MacDonald is an 87-year-old Danish grandmother living in Glasgow. She moved to Scotland almost 60 years ago after meeting a policeman from Lewis in Copenhagen."

"I've got nowhere to go. This is my home."

Tove will have to apply (not register as reported) to stay in Scotland.

Approx 220,000 other EU citizens will have to do the same.

stv.tv/news/politics/1436008-e

#politics #Brexit #SettledStatus

Read Trish & Frans story to find out why Brexit is making Scots' families into exiles.

"So there we are. In three weeks, Frans and I must leave our home in Scotland to keep our sole income."

scottishexile.home.blog/2019/0

#Brexit #politics #Sutherland #Highlands #Scotland

Talking of blue (as I was on another thread) I watched the final part of Blue Planet II last night.

I felt totally depressed after the programme finished. David Attenborough mentioned a study that found every 1 square mile of ocean contains 1 million pieces of plastic.

We are ruining our planet.

#nature #environment #BluePlanet

It was a nice day for a walk to Ravensheugh Sands, between north Berwick and Dunbar.
The Bass Rock was prominent in the distance.

a friend of mine who spends a LOT of his time picking up plastic waste from parks, rivers, streets, etc. had a good idea. He decided to photograph the non biodegradable waste and tag companies on social media with it. So if he finds a plastic Subway cup, he tells Subway about it with the message "is this yours?" I dig this because it's not something that blames the consumer. It puts the blame where it belongs: on the producer.

We saw a hare hiding in a field on our walk round Harlaw reservoir yesterday, first time I've seen one there. It was quite surprising as it's a popular place for professional dogwalkers.
There was also a cormorant on the reservoir.

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This is the procedure in the British parliamentary system (Westminster), but it works in a similar way in many other places.

It was exactly this trap that Ian Blackford found himself in. He couldn't let Theresa May get away with her "political lies", but the moment he called her a "liar" he was the one that got into trouble.

Fair?

As you might have guessed by now I consider "political lies" to be an important topic. Here's why...

It is permissible to tell political lies both within and outwith parliament and *even* if you get caught there are no sanctions.

However, the moment you call out someone for telling "political lies", by calling them a "liar" all hell breaks loose. If you don't immediately retract the statement you can be removed from parliament. You will also likely be excoriated by the media.
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We came home via Moffat and didn't expect to see this on the front lawn of a small bungalow.
It's an exact replica of a WW2 spitfire.

We visited Bruce's stone in Glen Trool. The inscription reads:
"IN LOYAL REMEMBRANCE OF ROBERT THE BRUCE, KING OF SCOTS. WHOSE VICTORY IN THIS GLEN OVER AN ENGLISH FORCE IN MARCH 1307, OPENED THE CAMPAIGN OF INDEPENDENCE WHICH HE BROUGHT TO A DECISIVE CLOSE AT BANNOCKBURN ON 24TH JUNE 1314."

The trial has begun. The attached photo shows the 12 Catalan political leaders (foreground) in court.

Democracy is on trial.

Today the Spanish Supreme court trials begin against 12 Catalan political leaders for:

* allowing a debate in parliament
* defending a vote on independence
* organising peaceful demonstrations

They each face potentially 25 years in prison. These *innocent* people have already been held in prison for up to 14 months.

In Europe. In 2019.

#Catalonia #Catalunya #politics #democracy

Yesterday we walked from Juniper Green to Flotterstone over the Pentland hills via Glencorse reservoir. There was a cormorant on the reservoir.

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