Monday, May 04, 2009


I spotted this in the school where my kids have their swimming lessons on a Saturday morning. 'One Scotland, Many Cultures', it proudly proclaims, as though we should all think it rather jolly that civic society should be atomised. But take a closer look at the babuschka dolls. There's a Saltire, of course. Then there are the flags of Turkey, Pakistan, Iran, Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Now that looks to me as though there aren't many cultures there, but one Big Daddy Common Denominator culture (though I think Roger Scruton would argue it is faith without a culture but we'll let that one pass). Can you guess what the common denominator is?

Answers on a postcard to the First Minister, Al-Ex Al-Salmond, Kaaba House (formerly Bute House), Al-Edinburgh.

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Blogger Ches said...

Shouldn't those dolls be wearing veils?

8:28 AM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

Yes, tartan hijabs. I like it.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Niall Mor said...

I suppose next someone will have to translate "There is no god but Allah" into Gaelic.

8:38 PM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

Niall - it's only a matter of time...

12:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

too late folks.

7:35 PM  
Blogger Gutterball Master said...

There's also this from youtube.

3:12 AM  

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