Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Big Tam fae Fountainbridge

Edinburgh born Movie Star Sean Connery’s first job was as a milkman with St. Cuthbert's Co-operative Society. He then joined the Royal Navy during which time he got two tattoos, one tattoo is a tribute to his parents and reads "Mum and Dad," and the other is self explanatory, "Scotland Forever. After the navy, he returned to the co-op, then worked as, among other things, a lorry driver, a lifeguard at Portobello swimming baths, a labourer, an artist's model for the Edinburgh College of Art, after a suggestion by former Mr. Scotland, Archie Brennan and a coffin polisher. The modelling earned him 15 shillings an hour, Student artist Richard De Marco who painted several notable early pictures of Connery described the young Connery as "very straight, slightly shy, too, too beautiful for words, a virtual Adonis.”

While in Edinburgh, Connery was targeted by the notorious Valdor gang, one of the most ruthless gangs in the city. He was first approached by them in a billiard hall on Lothian Street where he prevented them from stealing from his jacket and was later followed by six gang members to a 15 ft high balcony at the Palais. There Connery launched an attack single-handedly against the gang members, grabbing one by the throat and another by a biceps and cracked their heads together. From then on he was treated with great respect by the gang and gained a reputation as a "hard man".

Sean Connery is a member of the Scottish National Party (SNP) and has supported the party financially and through personal appearances. His funding of the SNP ceased in 2001, when the UK Parliament passed legislation that prohibited overseas funding of political activities in the UK.

Question  - Should an exile living in the Bahamas be telling those who are living in Scotland how they should vote ? 

 Are Sean Connery & Alex Salmond trading notes on the Man who would be King?

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