Scottish Feudal Council meets in Holyrood

(Last Updated On: 26th December 2014)

This post was going to be about the falling oil price and the Britnat gloating about the loss of 35000 jobs. Before that it was going to be about some kind of Jim Murphy, Deputy Dug thing and before that it was going to be about the plastic bag charge. However, Andy Wightman was tweeting about something so I clicked the link and lo, my world changed! For the subject of Andy’s tweets was none other than:

Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs’ Holyrood Palace Heirs’ Party

What the, what is that all about? You’ve got to check it out, for here is the Scottish feudal system stepping into the light. Coming out as it were. Having a jolly good time courtesy of the Duke of Hamilton in his apartments in Holyrood Palace. The Duke of Hamilton and Brando, to give him his full honorific title,  is the hereditary keeper of Holyrood Palace and bearer of the Crown of Scotland, which means that he is right up there with the Queen and junior only to the Duke of Rothesay (you may know him as Prince Charles). He is also one of only five British peers to hold multiple dukedoms.

Anyway, back to the soiree. The Earl of Elgin supplied the whisky, which was jolly decent of him. The 90 clan chiefs, their heirs and wives were piped into the palace by a piper, who was lucky to get a mention on the website, and they were welcomed by Sir Malcolm MacGregor of MacGregor who gave some of the free whisky to the piper then made a speech about how all of these peers need to get support from overseas because there’s precious little coming from the common folk of this land.

The aim of the party was to make all those present to feel part of a club, so that they would all act in concert to further their own aims and advance their enrichment at the expense of the people of Scotland. No doubt there were a few scowls and mutterings about those SNP rascals who proposed to regulate their estates but then they remembered that all laws in this land have to be signed off by the Queen, who is one of them, so there shouldn’t be a problem. She’s got their back as it were.

But I wouldn’t be so sure, more interventions by our supposedly impartial monarch into the affairs of the Scottish people would bring the institution into even more disrepute than it is already in. What we have to remember is that the Queen has all of the power in these lands, she is sovereign. That was a power that we held for a brief period on the 18th September 2014. You held it, I held it too. It felt good and I didn’t want to let it go. Now I want that power back, I will take it bit by bit if I have to but I still want all of it. I want to be sovereign again.

6 thoughts on “Scottish Feudal Council meets in Holyrood

  1. AvatarRennie M Elliott

    If the clan chiefs are going to be begging at the queen’s feet they don’t need money from clan association memberships, selling out a nation and it’s people is nothing I want any part of, nor should anyone who claims they support freedom or individual rights or cares about the well being of Scotland and it’s people. I can’t see where the crown or Wastemonster treats Scotland any better today than when my ancestors got fed up and climbed on a ship for America. We were told to stay out of the election/online debates, so their duplicity in now seeking foreign financial support and persuasion in favor of the union is, well, about what I would expect of them. I would challenge any and all clan association members anywheres, to tell their chiefs just what they think. On the bright side, it saves me from spending any further money on clan association membership dues. I’m prouder of sending money to a forest preserve to plant more trees, it will do Scotland more good than supporting chiefs.

  2. AvatarJulie Gold

    Do you have proof of Sir Malcolm MacGregor’s statement?

    Many of the clan chiefs and heirs ARE Scottish and live in Scotland and therefore care about what happens there. You might try talking with them. They are nice people.

    What makes you feel you no longer have power? You can vote, you can blog and you can run for public office. I don’t understand. Its not like you’ll get your head cut off as you would in Mosul.

    FWiW I support two clans and both. I see no conflict of interest in doing so.


  3. AvatarChas Mac Donald

    You know, there’s a bit of truth in what Rennie Elliot says. I get totally fed up, as a Scot, of seeming to be there with the begging bowl. It’s not for nothing that the diaspora have a joke about being wary of an approaching Scot wearing a smile: s:he is looking for money. And for all that I love him to bits, Wee Eck only made that worse. One of his very few errors.

    But other than that, the article and Rennie Elliot’s response are basic tripe. Which is ironic, as most Scots discain to put tripe in their mouth nowadays, far less spit it out.

    There are certainly issues with the amount of attention the SCSC gets from government in the modern day. But to label them feudal is nothing more than disgraceful. Furthermore, it belies a total misunderstanding of the people involved. My own chief and his family have been incredibly helpful, where they can be; when asked; and sometimes voluntarily; to the people and places of their clan.

    The only thing as bad as a modern day chief acting feudally is its mirror corollary: a spite infested citizen acting ignorantly.

    You don’t have to like chiefs or even the thought of chiefs. That’s a perfectly honourable position to take. But your ill informed attitudes and opinions only bring you down to the same level of esteem in which you hold them


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