The primary purpose of this blog is to bring a bit of the perspective of Scottish life and times that Walter Scott wrote about into the current world situation. Scott romanticized much of Scottish history; the highlander, for example. This blog will cover Scottish historical figures, economics, creative thought, and just about anything else that I care to write about.
This blogger has been struck particularly by the accounts of the Highland Clearances that John Prebble wrote about. Also by the opposing English/economic point of view as embodied in the opinions of Samuel Johnson. The timeframe of the Clearances finds a current parallel in the downsizing of, among other industries, financial services.
So, happy birthday 8/15.