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Now I have moved North of the Border I hope to bring you a flavour of Scotland


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Scottish Independence Begins Again – Saturday 30th July 2016 – Glasgow

Hi, hope you are all well and enjoying your summer.  Unfortunately, July in the West of Scotland has been a wash out.  Hopefully August will be much better.

Today there was a March for Independence which started at the West End of the City and made its way to George Square.  It was great to see the flags back in the City as well as a few “well kent” faces in the crowds.  The March and Rally went off peacefully and what started as a wet morning turned into quite a nice afternoon.

I hope you like some of my pictures which are below.

 


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2 Minute Silence in honour of those taken in Glasgow George Square on 22 December 2014

I went along to the vigil which was being held at Royal Exchange Square Glasgow.  It was a very cold Sunday afternoon but it was dry and the crowds flocked in their droves to the Square to pay their respects to the six people who lost their lives on Monday 22 December 2014 when they were mowed down in a horrific accident at George Square.  I was overwhelmed at the number of people who turned out today, young and old, it was freezing but that did not seem to deter the people who travelled into the City to lay flowers, light candles and just to reflect.  There were tears as well as laughter.  What did strike me was the smell of the candles burning.  They filled the air with a beautiful scent.  The flowers kept coming and the candles kept being lit. There was a report that there was somewhere in the region  of 1000 people who had taken time off their day to come and pay ther respects.  As the Square fell silent at 14.30 who could hear a pin drop.  It was very emotional.  Let us hope that the families who have been affected by this can take some solace of what went on today.  They will always be in our hearts.  I read a card which was left and it simply said, Please God, no more.  Glasgow has endured two Christmases were we have had two horrific accidents to contend with hopefully that will be the end of it.  Let Glasgow Flourish is the motto for this City so all we can do is pick ourselves up and heal.

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