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Scotland the Great!

15 July 2013, 09:34

What makes first-world Scotland so great?  Oh my, where to start...

 According to a government report released last year (2012), a significant number of Scottish achievements were noted:

 71% of people trust the Scottish Government to act in Scotland’s best interests compared to just 18% who trust the UK Government

Police numbers reaching 17,436 – the highest ever level and recorded crime at its lowest level since 1975

Latest labour market statistics from February-April this year showing employment rising and unemployment falling

Scotland’s share of foreign direct investment in the UK economy at its highest level since records began

Almost 7,000 new affordable homes built – 6,882 against a target of 6,000

More new council houses than at any time in twenty years

NHS waiting times and hospital infections both at record lows

Record level of PE delivered across Scotland’s schools

After the report, the First Minister stated: "“This Scottish Government has a track record of competence, and will continue to make progress for the people of Scotland.  Judge us on our record and we will not be found wanting.”

Let's just be honest - Scotland is simply great!  No two ways about it.  So what else is so great about Scotland? I cannot do justice to that question in a one-pager essay such as this, but Google is your friend.

Just briefly then: Sir Alex Ferguson, the longest ever club manager, just shy of 27 years at the helm of a somewhat successful Premier League team called Manchester United (also almost on the border of Scotland just by the way).  Of course, that club is only half-famous because of the divine efforts of Sir Ferguson.  Indeed, that English club and most others, still trail in their race to emulate the greatest clubs in the world - Scottish giants Rangers and Celtic.

More recently though, it's the sheer might of Scottish tennis that has gripped the entire globe with Andy Murray's demolition of the entire Wimbledon field.  From start to finish, Murray, the great Scott, was always going to dominate.  He alone holds the British flag high and is revered across the whole of the United Kingdom.

So, it's clear that Almighty Scotland has risen from punitive obscurity and today stands alone, head and shoulders above the rest of the world, a shining beacon of hope amidst an otherwise third-world mottle of pagan lands and dysfunctional colonised continents.

Long live Scotland, the great and mighty.  Leaders of the first world!

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