I came to Scotland to get away from my concerns for a time, but reading the newspaper — and newspapers over here seem more popular than in the U.S. — tends to limit relaxation. The headlines in Scotland could easily be on the newspaper stand in Oregon, too. Perhaps it is possible to take some solace in knowing that every country has problems.
Judging by the following, not everything is bonny here.
"Britain facing worst wave of strikes for a generation": That was the headline in The Herald on Wednesday, September 14, followed by this summary:
"Union leaders warned last night Britain is facing the biggest wave of industrial action for a generation that could involve thousands of Scottish public service workers. Schools, hospitals and other services will be hit by the dispute this winter, with an announcement on coordinated strike action expected to be made today."