Great Britain: Home in the Highlands

For the Highland villagers of Perthshire, Britain's Prime Minister last week put on the liveliest show since Bonnie Prince Charlie battled through their misty glens in 1745. In Dalguise and Dunkeld, Amulree and Buchanty, and scores of other grey hamlets and market towns, Sir Alec Douglas-Home shook hands with shepherds and shopkeepers, downed a wee drappie with farmers, popped into cottages, schools and smithies. The Prime Minister even took a noble pratfall in the mud as he was scrambling up a haycart to address the folk in sleepy Dunning. "Well," he grinned, getting to his feet, "it's better to fall...

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