On our way back from Stranraer-a town so very pleasant to leave-I had sight of the first draft of a new publication by the Hutton Think Tank (Myths and Debunking section) 'A Revisionist History of Scotland and Famous Scots' I had only the opportunity for a quick look as the wife was driving and I needed to watch the road but my eye caught a passage from the chapter on the famous Scottish scientist, missionary and explorer: Dr David Livingstone. His famous conversation with Stanley, the tabloid journalist sent out to find him in Equatorial Africa, according to new material was actually as follows
Stanley : Dr Livingstone I presume
Dr Livingstone: It depends. Who is asking?
The Section on Burns, is also revealing. Especially about his one visit to Coldstream which he is now thought to have described as 'awfu' crappe'. Some previously unpublished poems include 'My Love she has a red red nose' and 'Burning wi' Cuttie Sark'
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