The zealot Hess, before succumbing to wanderlust [flew to Scotland in May 1941], was the engineer tending the party machinery, passing orders and propaganda down to the Leadership Corps, supervising every aspect of party activities, and maintaining the organization as a loyal and ready instrument of power.
O flower of Scotland, when will we see your like again, That fought and died for your wee bit hill and glen And stood against him, proud Edward's army, And sent him homeward tae think again.Roy Williamson
Scotland is not wholly surrounded by the seaunfortunately.Grieve
The rose of all the world is not for me. I want for my part Only the little white rose of Scotland That smells sharp and sweetand breaks the heart.Grieve
Scotland small? Our multiform, infinite Scotland small?Grieve
If there is writing on Hadrian's Wall, it reads that the English should leave Scotland to its own devices.Simon Heffer
For who would leave, unbrib'd, Hibernia's Land, Or change the rocks of Scotland for the Strand?
Oats. A grain, which in England isgenerally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people.
The vice of meanness, condemned in every other country, is in Scotland translated into a virtue called 'thrift'.David Thomson
A symbol of all that's perfectly hideous about ScotlandIrvine Welsh
We usually think that a strong economy leads to an increase in life satisfaction among the population. We found that's not the case in Scotland.david blanchflower
Joh. Mayor, in the first book of his "History of Scotland," contends much for the wholesomeness of oaten bread; it was objected to him, then living at Paris, that his countrymen fed on oats and base grain…. And yet Wecker out of Galen calls it horse-meat, and fitter juments than men to feed on.robert burton
I am legitimately Scottish. I can officially say — yes. Yeah, I am from Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland.karen gillan
Oatmeal indeed supplies the common people of Scotland with the greatest and best part of their food, which is in general much inferior to that of their neighbours of the same rank in England.Adam Smith
The Bruce , with which the Scottish contribution to English literature begins, long held its place as the national epic of Scotland.john barbour
England may as well dam up the waters of the Nile with bulrushes as to fetter the step of Freedom, more proud and firm in this youthful land than where she treads the sequestered glens of Scotland, or couches herself among the magnificent mountains of Switzerland.lydia maria child
The "second sight" possessed by the Highlanders in Scotland is actually a foreknowledge of future events. I believe they possess this gift because they don't wear trousers... That is also why in all countries women are more prone to utter prophecies.Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Seeing Scotland, Madam, is only seeing a worse England. It is seeing the flower gradually fade away to the naked stalk.
The rose of all the world is not for me. I want for my part Only the little white rose of Scotland That smells sharp and sweet - and breaks the heart.hugh macdiarmid
Give me but one hour of Scotland, Let me see it ere I die.
I'll drink a cup to Scotland yet, Wi' a' the honours three.
There is not such a word Spoke of in Scotland as this term of fear.william shakespeare
Lyndsay, with all his ancient coarseness…maintained for two centuries, even among the precise, his position as the popular poet of Scotland.
Up wi' the flowers o' Scotland, The emblems o' the free, Their guardians for a thousand years, Their guardians still we'll be. A foe had better brave the de'il Within his reeky cell, Than our thistle's purple bonnet, Or bonny heather bell.thomas hood
From Perth, Scotland
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