The Wall – Le Mur

Greenock is an administrative centre & town in the Inverclyde region in Scotland, just west of Glasgow and a former burgh located in the county of Renfrewshire. Located in the west Lowlands of Scotland, it forms part of a contiguous urban area with Gourock further west & Port Glasgow lying further east.

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