Subject: Re: Scotland
Hi Ziners,

Tom's posting on his Scottish visit was interesting-always nice to read a report on a visit to my homeland!

But I do take issue with one statement that the Scots speak Gaelic this should read some Scots speak- It is rarely spoken outside the Western Isles and parts of the north west mainland. Never have I heard it pronounced garlic but I guess it is all in the ear of the listener .

I was amused at the comments re sheep!!!

We really must get our act together in the Scottish hospitality industry-all too often I have read reports of the sort of treatment he received in that restaurant! It happens to us natives as well, I do wish that some hotel/restaurant owners would take some lessons from the USA hospitality industry. Now down off my soapbox!!

Regards, Elma Richmond, Glasgow, Scotland, UK