Sunday, 2 March 2014


There is to be a referendum in September 2014 in which voters in Scotland will be asked:

 ‘Should Scotland be an independent country? 
The topic is not without its funny side!

Here's a newly written map of Scotland.  It is easier to read all the humorous place-names if you click on the image to make it larger.

Meanwhile,  the face of Alec Salmond, the First Minister for Scotland who is leading the drive for independence, appears on the front of a current Scottish (i.e. The Royal Bank of Scotland plc)  five pound note replacing the countenance of Lord Ilay, First Govenor" *   of The Royal Bank of Scotland [plc] which was formed in 1727.

* Goodness!  This man was a Campbell ... i.e. Campbell of Argyll. who eventually became the 3rd Duke of Argyll in 1743. 

As Wikipedia states: "Archibald Campbell, 3rd Duke of Argyll, 1st Earl of Ilay (June 1682 – 15 April 1761) was a Scottish nobleman, politician, lawyer, businessman and soldier. He was known as Lord Archibald Campbell from 1703 to 1706, and as the Earl of Ilay from 1706 until 1743, when he succeeded to the dukedom."   [1745 was a dark time in Scottish history to do with the Jacobite uprisings which lead to the Highland Clearances.]

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