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July 28, 2003

You're my private castle. My castle for money.

Two questions describe the Flea's life in consultancy to the British government:

"Is the current organisational structure of Historic Scotland appropriate to the delivery of the organisation’s objectives?

"Would a different organisational structure improve the delivery of Historic Scotland’s objectives?

While I had nothing to do with this particular branch of government I recognize the Brazil-stylee bureaucrospeak. It was typical of the Major government and continued cheerfully under Blair's administration. This particular example is drawn from a plan by the Scottish Executive to make private the operation of three hundred historic sites including Stirling and Urquhart castles, Jedburgh Abbey and the Callanish Stones.

And then... I did some poking around for images and now want to go to the Isle of Lewis.

An deanntagach ruadh fās suas ‘s a’ chagailt bha blāth. Nettles now grow where once the hearth was warm - from the Gaelic song, An Ataireachd Ard.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 28, 2003 09:50 AM