Scotland small? Our multiform, our infinite Scotland small?
Only as a patch of hillside may be a cliché corner
To a fool who cries ‘Nothing but heather!’ – Hugh MacDiarmid ( ‘Dìreadh I’)
‘Nothing but heather!’ ̶ How marvellously descriptive! And incomplete!
Hugh MacDiarmid was one of the founders of the Scottish National Party but was subsequently kicked out because of his Marxist views.
He stood for election in 1964 as a member of the Communist Party of Great Britain which speaks volume for his political judgement.
He also supported a invasion of Britain by the Nazis in order to topple the counties establishment.
Communism / Nation Socialism….. not much different, but both considered plausible by this odious little man