The 21 pilot whales lay scattered along the shore, battered and bleeding. For the two rescuers who found them, beached in a remote bay on the Isle of Skye, it was a horrendous sight. ‘The first thing that went through my mind was utter panic,’ recalls Noel Hawkins of British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR), who was first on the scene that night in June 2015. ‘There were just two of us and we only had limited equipment. 'All we could do was move them by hand.
Someone I looked up to, who doesn't participate in the national anthem or the Pledge of Allegiance, recently asked me: "When did standing up against injustice and inequality become so un-American?" This made me think about the celebrities on television, the sports stars, the people in my community and in my family.
A COMPANY selling the title of "Laird of Glencoe" for just £29.99 to buyers keen for their own piece of Scottish ancestry has been accused of "making a mockery" of the nation's heritage and "exploiting" one of Scotland's greatest natural treasures.