Not many people
know that the Regent (and Chief Minister) of the Kingdom of Scotland lives in Duns and is a vociferous letter writer to the Berwickshire. His latest epistle points out that Berwick is still legally part of Scotland so there is no need to make an issue out of 'welcoming it back' So all who live in Berwick, north of the Tweed are apparently subject to the governance of the Kingdom of Scotland. It is nice to have nuts around and I don't think many people take the Regent too seriously. Except perhaps in the Ukraine. According to a previous letter the Regent's message on behalf of the Kingdom to the new Ukrainian PM congratulating the Orange Party on its election victory got headline treatment in the Ukrainian media delighted with the attention from such an important European power.
He is not alone in his parallel universe. The man in Galashiels from whom we bought our reconditioned piano left his card describing himself as the Consul of the Kingdom of France to Scotland. No doubt he is very welcome at the Court of St Duns.
The Hutton Think Tank will be in touch with the Regent to apprise His Royal Highness of the plans to set up an autonomous British Capital Authority in the Berwick area-perhaps he could be given some honorary position with in it. If only for a bit of light relief