The Wall – Le Mur

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

The UK Census of 2011 showed that Greenock’s population of 44,248, which was lower than the 46,861 recorded in the UK Census of 2001. It lies on the southern bank of the River Clyde by the “Tail of the Bank” just where the River Clyde opens 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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