The Wall – Le Mur

Greenock is an administrative centre & town in the Inverclyde region in the West of Scotland, just west of Glasgow & used to be a former burgh with in the county of Renfrewshire. Situated in the central Lowlands of Scotland, it forms part of an urban area with Gourock to the west and Port Glasgow to the east.

The 2011 UK Census indicated that Greenock had a civil population of 44,248, a decrease from the 46,861 recorded during the UK Census of 2001. It lies on the southern bank of the Clyde at the “Tail of the Bank” where the Clyde opens up into 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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