The Wall – Le Mur

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

The 2011 UK Census indicated that Greenock had a civil population of 44,248, lower than the 46,861 recorded in the 2001 UK Census. It is situated on the south bank of the River Clyde by the “Tail of the Bank” close to where the River Clyde opens up in to the Firth of Clyde.

Stories & useful updates on the town of Greenock.

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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