Christopher Whiteside MBE is Conservative County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, Bigrigg, Wood End, Moor Row, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and surrounding countryside.
He is also deputy chair (political and campaigning) of the North-West region of the voluntary wing of the Conservative party.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
Monday, July 07, 2014
Hands Across the Border - Rory Stewart MP writes ...
Here is an extract from a note from Rory Stewart MP
Right on the border, in a field at Gretna (adjacent to the M6), we are inviting families from Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland to bring stones and build a great cairn. Stone cairns have been built in Northern England and Scotland for millennia, to celebrate a sense of shared space. Together we hope to construct a striking and lasting testimony to the Union.*
We will begin the project on Sunday July 20th and continue every day thereafter, for the following eight weeks and hopefully beyond. We would always love to hear from anyone who is coming, but we also want people to feel they can just turn up and make their mark.
Most of all we hope that this is an opportunity for creativity, and for you to put your own personal touch on this testament to the Union.
Join us, everyone - families,, students ,old, young, Scots, English, Welsh, Irish - to say that you want to keep our country together.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Hands Across the Border
* Don’t worry if you don’t have a stone to bring, we have English and Scottish stones on the site.