Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2011/01/making_of_the_makar.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2011/01/making_of_the_makar.html en-gb 30 Tue 05 May 2015 17:41:35 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2011/01/making_of_the_makar.html redrobb http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2011/01/making_of_the_makar.html?page=66#comment2 What's that? historically appointments were made by monarchy and now by the first minister........no change here then! If it reduces unemployement, brings in foriegn investment, stops world hunger, reduces the green house effect, wipes out crime...wait a minute I'm gettin ahead of myself, of course this appointment will do none of that! I might be interested if the lady comes up with a really, really sarcastic piece that truly depicts the elite of the human race..............and begins with the letter $. Mon 24 Jan 2011 07:19:01 GMT+1 Polliemac http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2011/01/making_of_the_makar.html?page=33#comment1 Ranjeeb - that's a very good point. A poetic slip of the tongue. Shakespeare shouldn't have been included. Thu 20 Jan 2011 06:58:21 GMT+1 Ranjeeb http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2011/01/making_of_the_makar.html?page=0#comment0 I am so pleased that Liz Lochead is the new Makar and I hate to be nitpicker, but.... much as I believe my fellow Fifer Henryson was a genius, given he died before Shakespeare was born I am not convinced he described Shakespeare as a Makar. But maybe I underestimate his genius? Wed 19 Jan 2011 23:07:29 GMT+1