Voters being beaten by state police, polling stations being raided and shut down, political leaders arrested.
All Scott Begbie Posts
It was cabaret time in Aberdeen at the weekend ... not in any swish venue, mind, just in the city centre in general.
It’s now at the point of just being a huge tease, this whole city bypass malarkey.
Five years ago, if anyone had asked me where to see dolphins in Scotland, I’d have packed them off to the Moray Firth.
Just when I thought the “Scottish cringe” couldn’t get any worse it turned up last week, writ large.
I’m not big on having regrets in life – it’s too short for moping around thinking “if only I had ...”.
If moaning was a sport, some people in Aberdeen would be beating world records and winning Olympic gold medals.
I’m no stranger to the Edinburgh Tattoo and over the years I have watched US Marines throw around rifles with razor sharp bayonets, flaming arrows fired over the ramparts and cannons hurtle around the Castle Esplanade.
I’m still bitterly disappointed we’ve reached 2017 and I still don’t have a jet pack for getting around.
I indulged in a bit of time travel at the weekend ... and there wasn't a Tardis in sight.
The Doctor has been a part of my life for ... well, forever really.
Drugs raids are so commonplace these days that there is almost a "so what?" factor about the early morning clatter of battering rams on barricaded doors.
How's your Wednesday going then? Mine is all about lazing in the sun, drinking cold beer and reading cool books.
I love being Scottish … it suits me just fine.
I witnessed a dead man being brought back to life at a crematorium last week.
Like many of my generation getting a smack from mum and dad was part of growing up in the 60s and 70s.
There are two things in life which are, in my oh-so-humble opinion, a massive waste of time and effort.
I am lucky to live in one of the most beautiful parts of the world, with ancient castles, soaring mountains and stunning coastlines.
Right then, that’s us off to the polls again is it?
Three weeks ago I publicly declared I wasn’t going to moan about the AWPR roadworks on the A90 at Stonehaven.
My dad tried to instil in me a love of football and general and Hearts in particular.
Don't you love it when folk get all hot and bothered about the most trivial things.
When it comes to cities of culture, I was lucky enough to grow up in one of the best ... Edinburgh.
Can we not use the phrase "game on" about IndyRef2, please.
The clock is ticking on Theresa May's countdown to Brexit and there are still a few unanswered questions.
Gosh it looks like I’m a racist now. How on earth did that happen?
Aberdeen being named and shamed as having worse traffic congestion than London at peak times comes as no surprise to me.