Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Gie Us Back Oor Guid Scots Tung

The wey that the Scots leid haes been sleekitlie dingit doon bi the British Government syne a haundfu o skint Scots lairds pit thair haunds oot for a dale o English gowd in exchynge for oor independence, haes been naethin less nor ugsome. Ower the neist three hunner year, "Better Thegither" leukit doon on the wey oo aw spake an set oot tae kill it aff.

Bi the airly 1850's they sent inspectors roond aw the Scottish schuils tae mak siccar that baith the teachers an the bairns wis speakin juist English alane in the clessrooms. It wis dirlt intae the bairns' heids that  juist speakin English wis the "proper" wey tae speak an that Scots wis juist a common kinna street slang. Efter a while it wis gey common for bairns an growed ups tae judge the intelligence o strangers they first met, bi hou weel they cuid speak English.

The raicent 2011 Census reluctantly tells us there still aboot 1.5 million o us still aye wi a meisure o the auld Scots tung in oor heids but juist a wee haundfu o thaim daurs tae be heard yaisin it in public. E'en amang Scots leid upsteerers it's no unkent for some tae refuse tae yaise Scots in public for fear o daein skaith tae thair ain professional reputation. For the leid tae hae ony chance o survivin at aw it haes tae be heard an seen tae be bein yaised bi aw sections o the public nae maitter whit station they haud. Ony leid that isnae seen an heard tae be bein yaised is heidin strecht for the knacker's yaird. Hou can oo get ower this kinch at aw?

Whit oo micht hiv tae dae is tak a leaf oot the "Better Thegither" buik an mak aw oor schuils aither Gaelic medium or Scots medium schuils. But no juist that, whit wey no send oor ain inspectors roond thae schuils tae mak siccar that baith the teachers an the bairns is speakin juist Scots or Gaelic in the clessroom except in the English clessrooms? Weel, whit for no? Whit's guid for "Better Thegither" isnae like tae be dingit doon bi thaim gin it's yaised bi oorsels.  

Monday, 15 April 2013


Bairns is born an then they maistlins growes up in thair ain faimlies tae they reach maturity. Efter that maist o thaim cleeks up wi a pairtner an finds a hoose o thair ain tae bide thegither in an stert a faimly o thair ain. Coorse, there aye the odd yins oot.  A minority, that for yin raison or anither, chuises tae bide thegither wi thair mithers an faithers.

Nae doot it wad be wrang tae cleek aw this minority o fowk in wi thae uphauders o the “Better Together” campaign, but it wad seem that maist fowk, if gien the chyce whan they growe tae maturity, wad raither gaun for thair ain independence nor tae bide wi thair ain mithers an faithers in adult life.  If this is true for fowk, an oo hiv tae accepp that nations is makit up o muckle groups o fowk cleekit thegither, than shuirlie it maun pynt tae it bein true for nations an aw. The natural chyce for maist mature nations maun shuirlie be independence juist as it is for fowk. An juist as mature fowk an mature nations chuises Independence, this independence disnae mean “separation” in ony wey.

If “Better Thegither” disnae apply tae mature fowk than shuirlie it disnae apply tae mature nations aither. Whan Maister Darling threips that Scotland is “Better Together” daes thon mean that he thinks Scotland is immature an hisnae growed up intae adultheid eneuch yet? Daes he mean that mature adult couples settin up hames independent fae thair parents is “separatin” thirsels fae thair mithers an faithers?
A see noo that the Royal Bank O Scotland haes come oot sayin "YES" tae personal independence bi eggin on young mairriet couples tae get independent o thair mithers an faithers an set up independent hooses o thair ain.                                                             See:-  
Shairly whit's guid for individual couples is guid for the kintry itsel! Sae, whit wey shuid oo no aw follae the thochts o the RBS an say YES tae oor independence as weel?
Onywey, mind an keep on takin the tartan taiblets an vote Aye (Yes) in the Referendum.