Comment posted Crown Estate Commissioners hang on like limpets to Scottish rights by newsroom.
Fair comment. There is genuine expertise of long standing in those who work for the Crown Estate Commission. We hear favourable remarks on this on a regular basis.
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- We doubt if anyone would see a departure from Charlotte Square as anything other than a corporate diminution – which was allied to a change in accounting practice,removing the previous separate accounting for the Scottish operation. Together these sketch an indicative story that needs to be told.
We take it that you are not suggesting that the Bells Brae Crown Estate Commission establishment remained identical in number and level in the aftermath of the move from Charlotte Square? You might care to detail both.
- Thank you Andrew. We understood that they had produced separate accounts for Scotland but, in the early days after their decampment, they merged the accounts – although they did later move to disaggregate them in the way you describe.
Your Excel table sounds a very valuable exercise. When you’ve added the 2012 figures, if you would like to email the table to me (email@example.com) we could put it in pdf format and add it as an downloadable attachment to this article under your name – along with an explanatory paragraph from you. This wold make it universally available.
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The visceral love of place expressed in ‘Caledonia’ is something we ALL share.
The territorial taking exclusive possession of it by one half of this now divided country and the active attempt to dispossess the other half from feeling that it also speaks to them and for them [to me and for me] is proof of what I personally most fear.
‘Should I become a stranger’? Half of the population is being made strangers now.
As an Irish person who made a conscious decision to come and live in Scotland, familiar with the songs of emigrants that are part of the tonality of every culture with a diaspora, I have always heard ‘Caledonia’ as a song in that vein.
It never felt as if it was a song of division, a song that excluded me from those feelings and from this expression of them.
And if it has become that, I can’t accept that Dougie Maclean would effectively license ‘Caledonia’ as a musical guillotine separating ‘them’ from ‘us’.
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