Happy Hogmanay… & New Year!

Happy Hogmanay… & New Year!

A wee touch of Scotland to mark Hogmanay – New Year’s Eve.   

I did try to find some videos of humour with a Scottish flavour but, as a native born Scot, I’m ashamed to say that every single video I tried contained crudity to a greater or lesser extent – no good clean fun at all, so, while there were some hilarious one-liners in them, especially the Rev I.M. Jolly videos, none are suitable for posting here.  I then turned to videos of the old White Heather Club shows to recreate some of the national song and dance fun from those years, before pop bands took over Hogmanay and ruined it, but they’re all too lengthy, or so I thought – if anyone disagrees, feel free to post them.  

This is just to allow some light relief as we approach the New Year – which promises to be a very interesting year indeed, to say the least.  So, share your jokes and stories, songs etc. I have a  story about the Alexander Brothers featured in the video above, from my days in the Legion of Mary, but will keep it for the comment box.  What, I hear you ask, does the Legion of Mary have to do with the Alexander Brothers? Keep guessing! 

Comments (55)

  • gabriel syme

    A very tardy “Happy New Year” to Editor and all bloggers from myself!

    May 2017 be a fruitful and holy year for us all and, please God, a good one for the Church.

    January 4, 2017 at 10:42 pm
  • Wendy Walker January 5, 2017 at 11:09 am
  • Wendy Walker


    Not written by a Catholic but some very interesting information of what goes on in Milton Keynes

    January 6, 2017 at 2:26 pm
  • Wendy Walker

    JANUARY 2017

    Killing Africa: Exposing the Core of MSI Mission in Africa
    We have just launched a new video entitled – KILLING AFRICA.
    It is about Marie Stopes International (MSI) which is a UK-based organization founded by Marie Stopes a renowned eugenist of her time.

    Today MSI works in 37 countries around the world of which 16 are African countries.

    They are the largest abortion organization in the world with a staggering 3.3 million abortions and abortion related services every year which means that they perform more abortions (and abortion related services) each year than the United States, Russia, France, Japan, England and Wales combined.

    In their UK practices, they have been riddled with many scandals bordering on malpractice, mismanagement, mistreatment of staff and patients. This has recently led to in-depth inspections and investigations by the British Care Quality Commission (CQC).
    There have also been various whistleblower cases by former MSI staff in the UK who have spoken out publicly of untenable working conditions within the organization including pressure put on the staff as a result of the MSI incentive bonuses paid to nurses and centres that perform more abortions.

    In spite of these well documented scandals in the UK , MSI still gets about £250 million every year from their donor-partners (which include many western governments and private foundations) to further their work in developing countries particularly African countries (where they are hardly monitored, inspected or regulated).
    In most of these African countries, Abortion is not legal and this is predicated on the prevailing consideration in these countries that abortion is a direct attack on the life of the unborn.

    This UK-based abortion organization however has set up clinics across Africa, in urban and rural areas alike under the guise of “family planning”. But in practice, there have been reports of industrial-scale illegal abortion operations , desecration of fetal remains flushed down toilets or thrown into open sewage, accusations of mismanagement of funds ,claims (by African government workers) of interference in African Ministries of Health policies and allegations of incentive bonuses awarded for increased numbers of abortions performed by centres in countries where abortion is not legal.
    Some of their staff in Africa, have also complained of being, demoted, disciplined, intimidated or sacked when they raised objections about MSI illegal abortions.

    Marie Stopes International is the largest abortion organization in the world with a staggering 3.3 million abortions and abortion related services every year which means that they perform more abortions (and abortion related services) each year than the United States, Russia, France, Japan, England and Wales combined.
    These are all claims worth investigating, yet very little attention has been given to them leaving MSI to continue their work unchecked in Africa.
    In addition to all these, MSI may also be concealing from their (western) donors, the scope and nature of their unethical (and sometimes inhumane) practices in Africa. Some of these donor countries who generously fund them may not be aware of how their financial aid may indeed be hurting rather than helping the people of Africa.
    This is why we decided to tell the story of the MSI mission in Africa. This is why we needed the world to know about this British organization that may be KILLING AFRICA.

    Please help us end these inhumane MSI practices in Africa by sharing this video.
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    January 9, 2017 at 11:50 am
  • Wendy Walker


    A new radio station created by The Friars of The Immaculate

    January 11, 2017 at 9:57 am
    • editor

      Thank you Wendy – I took a quick look at the link just now but it looks like it is not simple to listen, requires log-in (unless I’m misreading the page) so I’ll check it out later when I’ve got more time.

      January 11, 2017 at 11:09 am
  • Wendy Walker

    Friday 13th January is the 20th anniversary of the founding of The Good Counsel Network in the UK,
    thousands of lives have been saved.
    Please pray and fast for the end of abortion and euthanasia on the eve of this anniversary.
    Your prayer and fasting is urgently needed.

    Prayers please ..thank you

    January 12, 2017 at 10:45 am
    • editor


      They picked Friday 13th to launch… ?

      January 12, 2017 at 11:42 am
  • Wendy Walker January 16, 2017 at 3:26 pm

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