Scottish Independence Rambling – Adam Sturrock

2014 is a huge year for scotland: hosting both the Commonwealth games and the Ryder Cup. But most importantly, Scotland gets to decide where they stand in their Union with Britain.

What has become a staple of politics is the constant faeces flinging to belittle the opposing side but not showing an actual attempt to answer questions. A flailing attempt to win over floating voters is only met with confusion by the public.

Solidarity at last

Both sides still have questions to be answered. We could for example, call into question the validity of rejoining the EU as an independent country; would Spain vote for us in fear of starting off a Catalonian campaign? Why are we trusting our money with the bank of England?

To the other side; Why aren’t the government down south getting involved? Will you offer more powers to Hollyrood if No is the majority?

To both sides, how are we to deal with the pension problem?

To be quite honest, neither side have offered anything to be proud of. One offers blind patriotism and the other, fear mongering. Guess which one is which?

Sporting a ‘ghost town’ within an architectural grandeur

Glasgow has always been known as a city of architecture but with three years to go, could the Commonwealth Games help to sustain such recognition?

With the transformation and reinvention of a cityscape being a predominant focal point of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, the event has become part of a hotly contested debate. As Glasgow has held its reputation as a city of architecture for decades, made famous by many names such as Mackintosh and Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, the changing city landscape should help to re-create an architectural connection between the east end and the city centre. Where it has been able to continually refresh itself architecturally, the Commonwealth Games is the next spark of opportunity and attempt at boosting a legacy that Glasgow has gripped firmly onto.
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