Aug 10 2014

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND, THIS LAND IS MY LAND

 

Ray Burnett, who lives in Benbecula, wrote the following article for Bella Caledonia on the continuing significance of the ‘Land Question’ in Scotland.

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‘Divide and rule’. It’s the oldest game in town, so why on earth do we fall for it? Set up the polarities: Highlander/Lowlander, Gaidheal/Gall, local/incomer, crofter/environmentalist and let rancour commence. Scotland fractures, this great ‘Union’ of ours is thereby preserved and we will all live happily hereafter – ‘Better Together’ an’ a’ that.

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Oct 28 2013

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND

We have been sent the words of this famous Woody Guthrie song, updated for today. It was written in response to the Scottish Defence League’s attempted march in Dundee on September 12th.

 

Was listening to some music yesterday when up popped the Woody Guthrie classic This Land Is Your Land. Applying this sentiment to the forthcoming visit of the abominably obnoxious SDL I have tried to adapt it, with apologies to Woody and also Robert Burns for a straight pinch towards the end.

 

The SDL in Dundee - the British face of fascism

The SDL in Dundee – the British face of fascism

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