Who says the Scots can’t laugh at themselves?
In this collection of poems and cartoons Kailyard Stripling points fun at just about everything conceivably Scottish. This has to be the funniest piece of writing to come out of Scotland since Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations.
The greatest living Scottish poet…..The finest piece of writing to come out of Scotland since the Declaration of Arbroath. – The Times
A brilliant and very funny poet. – The Spectator
This man is Scotland’s answer to Horace, Martial, Juvenal, Shelley, Byron, Wordsworth, Dylan Thomas and Ginsberg all rolled into one. – The Scotsman
I haven’t laughed so much since the last pope died. – I. Paisley
As funny as an orangeman breaking his neck. – G. Adams
Kailyard Stripling would like to thank the editors of the Times (the Wick Watchmakers weekly) and the Observer (the Arbroath amateur astronomy club’s bulletin) for their kind comments which have appeared on this editorial write-up.
He would also like to thank the spectator (a Cowdenbeath man he met at Hampden but whose name he didn’t happen to catch) and the Scotsman (a certain Angus MacTavish from Clachnacudden), likewise, for their kind comments which have also appeared on the aforementioned editorial.
Lastly, he wishes to thank the two Irish gentlemen he separated in a free-for-all at the Belfast airport for their kind comments on his poems (which he sold to them in its pre-published state). Their comments have also appeared on the editorial.