Third degree Burns

Inspired by an overheard conversation outside Greggs in a snowy carpark today, here’s a wee nod to the big man on his birthday, he would have known exactly what they were saying.

Gonnae no dae that?
How no?
Just, gonnae no?
Ahm gonnae dae it anyway cos that’s the way a mur.
But how?
Just cos.
Ach, yer daft.
Ahm no daft. you’re the bam.
Maybe’s aye, maybe’ naw, but that’s just the way I am.

Alba

10 thoughts on “Third degree Burns

  1. I used to dismiss a lot of my heritage and clan association as tartan nonsense when I was younger, but these days I see it as something really positive.

    Like you tracing your family names back here it links people across distances, both in time and physically. It’s a wonderful thing and unlike a lot of religous or nationalist indentification it’s not an aggressive thing, it’s not “mine is better than yours”, it just means that you’ve got family and roots that are there should you want to find them.

  2. aparently there are more bagpipe bands in new zealand than scotland. theres so much scots ancestry in the south of the south island the people still roll their r’s like the scots.
    with towns like dunedin and invercargill it tell you something of the settlers origins… and the weather down there isnt too far off scotlands… just spent a week down there in the middle of summer, only snowed three times… 400mm of horizontal rain in two days.

  3. Got that rain right now, a front came in tonight and the snow’s melting fast. Ach.

    The US and Canada are the same, Highland Games, pipe bands and the rest of it. The Clan Macfarlane Society (that’s my lot) is based in the US and they’re helping to fund the heritage centre and restoration work just a few miles up the road from me between Arrochar and Loch Lomond where the clan lands and ruined castle is.

    So many Europeans left for better lives when times were going from hard to hopeless here but the Scots seem to have taken the most of their home with them. Bless them, it’s helped keep our culture alive.

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