Woah we’re gaun tae Barbados… but this time from Edinburgh, Scotland.
As Scotland’s only Caribbean route.
That Scotland is reconnecting with Barbados should not be surprising
As we stood side by side with them centuries ago when the British Empire first set foot there.
And used Scottish indentured servants to do their dirty work.
The Bajans have never forgotten us MacBajans, naming their inland district of Scotland after us.
Giving over St Andrews Day as their national Day of Independence.
Encasing the Scottish Saltire in their coat of arms (a slave’s clenched fist holding two sugar canes in an X cross).
Which is on their dollar notes.
St Andrew’s people
Scotland sits in the district of Saint Andrew and, better than our own northern European, Scotland is hot, hot, hot all year round.
So better wear your boardies rather than your kilt, although some MacBajans might.
And there is plenty of time anyway during May’s Celtic Festival.
Scotland and Barbados
One of our own, my old student days pal Jevan, of Trinidad and Aberdeenshire, is waving the Scottish flag in Barbados.
As owner of Red Advertising & Marketing Ltd which means he knows everyone.
So our new route from Edinburgh to Bridgetown will be welcomed by those of us who will be screaming Woah we’re gaun tae Barbados.
And those MacBajans who will be coming our way.
Though I expect their suitcases will have a few more woollies.
MEET YOU ON THE ROAD