Balamory: A beacon of multiculturalism

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

The kids had the telly on this morning and not for the first time I have marvelled at the diversity of the multicultural haven that is known as Balamory.

For those who don’t know what Balamory is (ie. you don’t have young children or a telly), it’s a small town on a remote North British island accessible only by a ferry from the mainland.  The population comprises about one third white North British, a couple of English people, one American and about two thirds Asian/Oriental/black.  The American is a black artist and the English population of Balamory consists of a female geordie in a wheelchair, a black fitness freak and a giner curly haired kilt wearing inventor with a Scottish name who lives in a big pink castle.

The people of Balamory (or Tobomory as it’s known in real life) are an example to us all.


  1. Peter Inness (2 comments) says:

    Isn’t it wonderful how advocates of the conventional wisdom never seem to think it necessary to justify their views. The advantages of multiculturalism above are taken as self evident. To take another and somewhat macabre example, I’m sure the benefits of the Wehrmacht invading Poland were self evident to the German soldiers involved.

    Conclusion: 99% of the human race are robots.

  2. Jim Pearson (1 comments) says:

    Celebrating deversity is the wrong focus, it is divisive and creates racism.

    People have differences, we should be focusing on similarity.

    As for Balamory, I want to know why there are no Chinese pole-vaulting muslims or chirpy cockney Frenchmen.

    Riddle me that, Rab.

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