The Wall – Le Mur

Greenock is an administrative centre as well as a town, part of the Inverclyde region in Scotland, forty miles west of Glasgow and 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 lying further east.

The UK Census of 2011 indicated that Greenock had a civil population of 44,248, which was a decrease from the 46,861 recorded in the UK Census of 2001. It is situated on the south bank of the River Clyde by the “Tail of the Bank” 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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