Monday, 23 May 2011
A Matter Of National Importance
It's about time a subject of national importance was discussed rather than the playing away of some grossly overpaid man who can't be faithful to his wife and is stupid enough to think money can buy anything. I've never heard of the person yet he thinks he's important enough to pay for the law to keep his infidelity secret. It's unheard of in the Scottish rugby world.
So let's discuss a matter of national importance.
Alex Salmond is seeking a national anthem for Scotland. He doesn't seem too keen on 'Flower of Scotland' and I have to admit it's a bit of a dirge.
His choice is 'Scotland Will Flourish' sung here by the Corries with lyrics by Ian Richardson. The words are more appropriate to a forward thinking Scotland and I would like to hear it accompanied by a pipe band before I make a decision.
A spokesman for Alex Salmond suggests there should be a competition to choose a new anthem: "... it would get Scotland talking - and singing". An idea which will be welcomed by many.
Maybe Alex Salmond could arrange a competition using our schools' pipe bands - there are quite a few including the truly excellent Queen Victoria School Pipes and Drums - and some of our top singers such as Julie Fowlis.
Edinburgh Castle esplanade would be a superb setting for the event. The acoustics are breathtaking.