Letters / Deafening noise

I was very amused to read Brian Nugent’s tribute to Winnie Ewing as staunch advocate of Scottish independence.

Rest in peace, Winnie Ewing

In 1983 Ewing stood for Orkney and Shetland. She didn’t utter a word about independence during her campaign.

What she did do was drive around Lerwick with her husband and a loudhailer instructing folk to ‘Vote Ewing!’

They made a deafening noise, which undoubtedly cost them many votes.

Eventually, based in the Labour Party rooms, I phoned the police, posing as a young woman with sleepless infants. The police acted immediately. No more was heard from the loudhailer.

Brian Smith



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