The Wall – Le Mur

Greenock is an administrative centre and town, part of the Inverclyde council area in Scotland, just west of Glasgow & a former burgh located in the historic county of Renfrewshire. Situated in the central Lowlands of Scotland, it is part of a continuous urban area with Gourock further west and Port Glasgow to the east.

The UK Census of 2011 showed that Greenock’s civil population was 44,248, a decrease from the 46,861 recorded in the UK Census of 2001. It is situated on the south bank of the Clyde by the “Tail of the Bank” just where the Clyde expands in to the Firth of Clyde.

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Le Mur formidable
Photograph © Pascal Moreau, City walls of Aigues-Mortes, Languedoc

By Russell Bruce

Message to my French friends Pascal et Al line and anyone else listening to Scotland’s pleas.

Le Mur c’est formidable et parfaite pour le frontière entre l’Ecosse et l’Angleterre. L’Europe toujours.

Translation: The wall is brilliant and perfect for the border between Scotland and England. Europe always.

Pacal’s photograph is of the city walls of Aigues-Mortes, rising from the marshes of the Carmargue in Languedoc in South-West France. The town’s name provides a clue to its violent past. It shares a violent history with the Scottish Borders, euphemistically referred to as ‘The Rough Wooing”, when the reality indicated serial acts of genocide, as was the case in Languedoc.

Plus ça change, plus c’est la mȇme chose

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