Aith Gun

Aith Gun
Breezy Isles, Shetland

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Daddy (sad postcards)

I found these two cards on ebay and was intrigued.

So, I bought them, and not at great cost.

They seem to be about the loss of a mother.

I thought I would post them and see if any one has any

ideas of info and I will do the same.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Re-Launching FunkyFridays

Well, here it is, FF debut on Shetlandpeat. I hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Well then, I did it, with the help of an army of supporters.

I am now a Borough Councillor.

After several weeks of campaigning, the last day had come. We were frantically posting more leaflets and I rode my bike along every road and street in my ward, flag flying and proudly wearing my rosette.

Manned a polling station and visited many more, I recon I did about 30 miles.

At 8 pm we called it a day, many folk came round and we had a post campaign/pre-election yarn with snacks and tea and coffee, some even got some Blooming Tea.

Put on my Ben Sherman 2 piece, pink pin striped shirt and silk tie and off we went to the Eagle & Child.

At 11pm we went to the civic centre. Wow, there were about 150 folk milling around, some counting and some wearing yellow, red or blue ties, just incase.

The atmosphere was quite nice and lucid, as the night drew on and tiredness crept in the tension soon showed.

Re-counts were happening all over, the running had been very tight, folk were winning with a handful of votes, some with just 2.

As the night became morning, folk had lost some sense of self, body odour was abound and some breaths could strip paint.

Here comes mine.

I could not hang around and watch, the more I looked at the counted ballot papers, the more I saw crosses against the oppositions names.

After about 20 minutes, I had just come back from having a wee, a fellow candidate came beaming out of the crowd. "You've done it". For a start, I was taken aback, was this for real, was there someone behind me.

We were called to the head of the table to verify the votes and examine the spoilt papers.

I had won, and so had my running mate.

A few minutes later, up onto the stage, grins being fought back, then it was read out. I did not realise it but I had the most votes in the ward, and to top it all I beat the opposition with a 20% margin.
After stepping down from the stage, a woman from the Council said "could you sign this Councillor" WOW, a big slap on the back and a multitude of handshakes.

At that time, my thoughts were with my Mam and Dad, and I wondered if they would have been proud of me, the one guy who I knew would be would have been my Great Uncle Tom Morris, bus driver, politician, mayor, entertainer, friend to the Queen Mum and the Beverly Sisters.
Sadly they are not with us in body or in mind, so I sit and wonder.

Now, 2 weeks later I sit here on a Sunday evening and can finally relax. What with inductions, training and the admin I have been busy. The training and meetings go on for another 2 weeks fully, then we get into an order, the first business session is on, this is where we find out if we are going to be elected onto various committees.

No rest now.

Thanx to all that were instrumental to making my day.

And let their god look after the souls of those not around to smile with me.

1 Family, 2 Weeks, 3 Peaks: Who are we?

1 Family, 2 Weeks, 3 Peaks: Who are we?

A family on a mission.

Please take time to have a read of what they are doing and why.


Friday, May 06, 2011

Election Victory

At last I can break my silence.

For the last month or so I have been unable to comment in many places due to me standing in Borough and Town elections.

At about 04.30 on 6th May I was elected as Borough Councilor for the ward I was standing in.

I missed winning on Town Council by 3 votes. But, one may be enough for now.

I have been unable to present my radio show but have been able to produce it, still playing some gud toons and using a computer generated voice called aDell. She got quite an attitude and I feel she will be back.

It has been a busy month, delivering thousands of leaflets, knocking on hundreds of doors and speaking to many folk.

Yesterday I visited every road in my ward on my bike with party flag, rosette and greetings to all. This seemed to have got me the most votes in the Ward.

I could not do all of this without the support of party workers, volunteers and activists and of course those who have put their trust in me.

Reflecting on it I feel quite privileged to have been given this task. I will do my upmost to represent all of my ward.