Friday, 8 May 2015

Almost Wiped Out

Alex Salmond has spoken about 'the roar of the Scottish Lion' following yesterday's General Election results. However, this dog, outside a polling station in the Orkney & Shetland constituency was not fazed. Its owner may have helped the Liberal Democrats retain their only seat in Scotland when Alistair Carmichael, the sitting member, lost 20% of his 2010 votes, but was still the victor by 41.4% to 37.8%. That shows something of the 'island difference' - and, perhaps, many voters not considering this to be a part of Scotland? Labour retained one seat, in Edinburgh; the Conservatives held on to their one, in the Borders.

Scottish Islands Explorer - devoted to these parts

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