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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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Glasgow’s Needy at George Square – Saturday 29 November 2014

I met with Andrew and Darren Carnegie today at George Square in Glasgow.  Darren was once again bringing to the attention of passers by the plight of the poor in Glasgow.  He was collecting more presents for the starving children and food for the hungry.  The pair work tirelessly for the needy in Glasgow.  They are up against a lot of people very anti them but they carry on regardless with a passion that is so strong when they talk to you, you can almost feel it.  I was not able to stay around and take many photos today but the short time I was with them it came to my mind that rising above them was a sign saying ‘People Make Glasgow’ and I thought if ‘people Make Glasgow’ why are there so many starving children and families that live below the breadline in some of the council estates outside the City Centre and people living rough in and around the City.  I also noticed there were more people begging on the streets and I did not like that as I feel in this day and age we should not have the social problems that we do.  I was horrfied at the pictures I saw in local and not so local Tesco stores yesterday.  The needy in Glasgow cannot afford to go to the sales and yet there were people with money who were grabbing items from folk and pushing and shoving it was awful and quite honestly embarrasing to watch human beings acting in this way.

Glasgow’s Needy’s motto is ‘End Poverty Now’ I hope and pray that they can.

All photographs are © of Allison Anne Munro and are not for editorial purposes.

Thank you

Allison

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Protestors Take to the Streets of Glasgow – 29 November 2014

Protestors took to the streets of Glasgow the day that Glasgow’s City Council managed to cancel an SDL (Scottish Defense League) March.  Hundreds of Protestors came from Unite, STUC, Unison, EIS, Glasgow Shipping Branch of RMT, the Scottish Palestine Soldarity Branch and a group Fighting State Racism.  I picked the march up at George Square and followed them up St Vincent Street into Hope Street then into Bath Street, turning right into Douglas Street and onto Sauchiehall Street ending up at Rose Street outside the Glasgow Film Theatre where they were going to have a rally.  The march went off peacefully with the usual Band at the front and the Pipers at the rear, well, no Scottish demo would be the same wthout a piper or two.

I hope you like my pictures and if you do please reblog.

All photographs are © of Allison Anne Munro and are not for editorial use.

Thank you

Allison

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Self Described Loyalists – George Square Glasgow

The voting is over and the results are in and by now you will all know it was a NO to an Independent Scotland.  Whether you voted yes or no or whether you wanted Scotland to stay or go we should all respect one another but unfortunatley some people dont think so and tonight I was ashamed to be Scottish, ashamed that I had come back home just a couple of weeks before the vote, ashamed that I persuaded my partner of two years to settle down in my homeland.

A group of Loyalists invaded George Square and antagonised the Yes Voters.  Over the past week I have been in George Square and there was no real problems but tonight it was a different story.  I was told that some of the demonstrators arrived from Manchester and Liverpool whether this was right or not I dont know but I certainly did not like what I witnessed.  Whoever they were they were out to cause trouble and trouble they certainly caused.

What I did not like was the amount of kids and babies that were there.  I just hope what I witnessed tonight is not going to be what we will have to put up with for a while until all the hype settes down.

The Police had a hard time trying to control the mob.  They managed albeit at times I think they did struggle a bit.  I am proud of the Scottish Police.  I took cover at one point in Witherspoons, ordered a rather large glass of wine and sat down outside and watched what was going on across the road.  All I can say is, one of the Anti Referendum demonstrators recognised me and basically stared me out and muttered something distasteful under his breathe, I just left and went back to the Square where I met up with Alan who was in the thick of it.

I took a few photographs and I hope you like them.

Have a lovely weekend and will be back soon.

Allison Anne xxx

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Yes Campaign Rally George Square Glasgow

I went along to the Yes Rally at George Square Glasgow after work to see what they had to offer and also be part of history.  Whatever the result I am proud to be part of it proud to be Scottish and proud that my vote will go towards the hisotry books, but that is something I will not share, my vote that is.

The campaign went very well with over 1500 people turning up to support the Yes Campaign.  I was told that it was supposed to be a ‘hug the no voters’ but as there did not appear to be any No Voters there  – well there was no hugging.

I hope you like my pictures and as usual they are all © 2014 Allison Anne Munro.

© 2014 Allison Anne Munro

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