On my recent train journey to the ancestral homeland, I discovered a neat trick.
Dismayed by the myriad wind turbines disfiguring the well-loved landscape, I removed my glasses to rub my weary eyes and, thanks to the myopia I had until then deeply resented, they vanished almost without trace. At last, I have found an advantage to being short-sighted.
If only it were really that simple!
Just take your turbines off the highland hills
And the island hills - these are my land's hills!
We want no windmills on the highland hills
Buggering up the hills of home!
Update: From The Scottish edition of the Telegraph:
'Scottish households could be left with higher power bills after independence to fund subsidies for wind and wave farms, energy companies and the government indicated yesterday.
The First Minister's plan for a major expansion of green power projects relies on households in the remainder of the UK continuing to subsidise the schemes after separation as part of a single energy market.'