WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THE FAROE ISLANDS?

This is a fascinating piece about the Faroe Islands, one of Scotland’s nearest neighbours by Lesley Riddoch.

With 65,000 people, it is a fraction of the size of Scotland, but its devolution from Denmark’s government is far deeper than Scotland’s. It is not in the EU, for example (nor is its sister country, Greenland). (Remember when we were promised the most powerful devolved government in the world… We really are suckers!)

I seriously suggest that this is worth half an hour of anyone’s time, and a donation, no matter how little, to help make further films about our nearby Nordic neighbours.

Iceland is next…

SOPPY SUNDAY

 

N O1
Soppy time already?
n bees gery
Another one of Gerry’s great wildlife pics…
n
Bloody Scottish weather.
n #Kolugljúfur canyon
Kolugljufur Canyon, Iceland.
n lion
Leo doesn’t want to get up.
n 1st dog
France’s First Dog
n O'Connel st
O’Connell Street, Dublin.
n portree
Portree, Skye.
n qfc1
There’s that damned bridge again, covered in Saltires.
N0
All for one, and one for all.
n barras 1954
The Baras… any idea when?
n iceland
Field of lupins in Iceland.
n bee eater
Bee Eater.
n duck
Happy families.
n dinnr
I’d like to draw it to your attention that if my bowl were full of food (which it is not) I wouldn’t be able to hold it like this!
n whale shark
Whale shark.
N DINNER
mmmm Breakfast…
N EMUS
Baby Emus.
n bridhe
Did I mention I’m fond of these three bridges.
n or2
OK…that’s yer lot till next week. I’m off to Panda Paws’ for my lunch! She’s a sucker for a pretty orange face.