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When Scottish Skies are Smiling

I saw on the news this morning; reminding me of the Beatles song, oh boy (posted below from YouTube); there’d been a sighting of the greenYgrey in Shetland (in the form of the aurora borealis); the only place in the UK it visited of course on its epic Euro trek: XaW Files: Beyond Humanity. It might have inspired this little poem, although I’ve always liked those place names, which is one reason why I fantasy travelled with the greenYgrey…

  • While Manchester seems like
    the place to be on Wednesday
    I’d rather be in Fort William
    for the visit of Clachnacuddin
    or nestled in Nairn County
    for their battle with Brora
    on paper by names at least
    for the weather can be a beast
    although the aurora borealis
    is brightening the sky at least.

Highland League

  • Fort William19:45Clachnacuddin
  • Nairn County19:45Brora Rangers

News, weather and sport were all on the BBC.
I also remembered Finland and Scandinavia yesterday on this website’s sister site, travel25years.