Mor­tar bored

The Sunday Post (Inverness) - - OPINION -

Read­ing in The Sun­day Post about the bored boys from Hull play­ing with an un­ex­ploded mor­tar (Me­mories, Novem­ber 4). Dur­ing the 1960s an area of moor­land above Bankfoot, Perthshire, was a play area for young­sters, in­clud­ing my­self. One day an ob­ject was found pro­trud­ing from the ground. A closer in­spec­tion re­vealed a mor­tar bomb. When the Army came, the en­tire moor was searched and about 30 were found.

Un­be­liev­able to think we kids played there. To­day the moor is a wood with an at­trac­tive lo­cal walk. of the Harry Pot­ter nov­els con­cen­trate on the male aca­demics.

I un­der­stand it is very pre­dictable that a woman who has writ­ten about the lack of rep­re­sen­ta­tion of women in the me­dia has been tar­geted by a “man who knows best”, who has not taken the time to read a freely avail­able text.

I urge Mark and your other read­ers to down­load my freely avail­able re­search, and make up their own minds: after read­ing, but not be­fore.

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