A Football Song and ' rummel' round my head !

Hi There,

As a proud Scotswoman I hope that one day my country will become independent and we will once again become separate from our English neighbours and while I was checking out videos on the 'net the other night I found the undernoted video, it fair tickled my funny bone and the bagpipes and singing made my heart swell hehehe... I hope you enjoy 'We Have A Dream ' too .

As part of an ' independent' Scotland we would have our own sports teams .... and we would be a country of only 5 to 6 million people, we Scots are a big-hearted lot and we would have the space to take other folk to our hearts - Imagine if they were great sportsmen and women. So... if you are willing to become one of 'Jock Tamson's bairns' you would be made very welcome here...... any takers ??

Our homegrown ones at the moment seem to be a bit lacklustre and there's nothing more disheartening than to have been watching sportmen and woman and the 'hoity high faluting' usually BBC commentator is warbling away good style on TV or radio... If they are playing or competing well they are said to be British but if they lose ? quick as winkie, their nationality changes and they turn out to be Scottish, Welsh or Irish ...... This is something most of the time we can laugh about, but it does rankle sometimes and it doesn't help relations between the English and ourselves.

By the way, I'm not mentioning the name of a certain tennis player from Dunblane by the way ! He'll get his titles and prizes etc.. in due course.

Alba Gu Bragh...

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Explanation of the term 'Jock Tamson's Bairns '...

The Rev. John Thomson was the minister in the early 19th century of Duddington Kirk, a church set at the foot of Arthur's Seat not far from the centre of Edinburgh. The story goes that he was so highly regarded in the parish that even those not members of the Church of Scotland would say, 'We're all Jock Tamson's bairns'. Walter Scott was an elder of the church, and Thomson was a close friend of the painters Turner and Raeburn, and this may well have helped popularise the expression.

Love and Peace from the land of the Tartan, Cheers, Kate xxx.