The Great Glen at Loch Lochy, Scotland
The Great Glen is a great divide in Scotland, a clear geological line runs from Fort William on the West Coast through to Inverness on the East Coast. There are several Lochs along this line and many years ago enterprising business people paid for engineers to link these Lochs and rivers by creating the Caledonian Canal thus creating an important commercial link for shipping. Most of its traffic today is for leisure craft though Fishing Craft still use it as a short cut from one side of Scotland top the other. A far sighted and positive use of a great divide that ultimately created a great link.
But today across the UK there is a much bigger divide….The EU Referendum
In one weeks time we go to the Polls to vote to Remain of Leave the European Union.
It is a simple In or Out vote. Reaching that decision is proving far from easy and perhaps more importantly has proved to be much more divisive than one ever expected.
One thing is very sure …..which ever side wins, and both are very very passionate in their convictions, Political life in the UK will never ever be the same again, the ripples of which will stretch far beyond the UK.
(C) David Oakes 2016