The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #50566   Message #767175
Posted By: andymac
17-Aug-02 - 06:32 PM
Thread Name: BS: The National in Scotland
Subject: RE: BS: The National in Scotland
Well, I didn't go because I was stuck at work and even if home I wouldn't have gone because of the clash with 'Muchty. All credit to Pete Heywood and his team for the idea but to set it up in opposition to one of the best LOCAL traditional festivals was either daft or malevolent. Aren't we supposed to be about encouraging traditions to be locally based (and therefore rooted) as well as fostering a sense of community. I did tackle Pete on this and he said that the dates couldn't be changed . If he does change dates to avoid the clash then I'll attend though I'm sure that if I don't I wouldn't be missed. I just feel it's important to make the stand for local events(and not necesarily be anti this one)