Steve Cardownie: Drinking with a cousin on ‘The Donald’

Donald Trump came up in conversation with a merchant seaman from near Kyle of Lochalsh (Picture: Getty)
Donald Trump came up in conversation with a merchant seaman from near Kyle of Lochalsh (Picture: Getty)
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Last week I was in Glasgow’s Park Bar with a mate when we struck up a conversation with a fellow patron sitting next to us.

He was from a village near Kyle of Lochalsh and had spent his life travelling throughout the world in the Merchant Navy.

My friend decided to buy a round of drinks, which surprised me – normally he wouldn’t give you a fright if he was a ghost.

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After several additional rounds, our new found friend Alasdair told us about the Gaelic connection with the bar and then raised the subject of politics and what we thought of a certain Mr Donald Trump.

We responded in a forthright manner, helped no doubt by a few measures of spirits and Alasdair didn’t seemed surprised or perplexed.

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On later taking our leave, Alasdair followed us to the door and whispered to us that the reason he “brought up the Donald” was because he was his cousin. Small world eh? Let’s hope we still have one after “The Donald’s” term of office!