Last of the Westland Whigs

In the late 17th century, the 'Westland Whigs' were the radical descendants of earlier Covenanters who had defied the absolutist rule of Stuart kings in south west Scotland.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Courier Creates Confusion: Battle Not L ost

I was shocked to see 'Uni Battle Lost' as headline in Friday's Dumfries Courier. But although the story quotes from a statement by Muir Russell (Lord Russell of Holyrood to his friends) issued 'yesterday' i.e Thursday 1 Feb , this seems to be based on the Lord Russell's original letter sent to staff at the Crichton on January 16th.

I will check with Fraser Robertson, but it looks like old news rather than new news.

Problem is Courier is a free sheet with a 25 000 circulation and a lot of people will just see the headline and think 'It is all over'. NO IT ISN'T .


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