|DiCaprio signals his allegiances ?|
The first concerns golf, and it's "spiritual" home of St. Andrews. The "extremely powerful" Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews has written to it's 2500 members - including Sean Connery - to "ask members of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club to welcome female members into the club". Apparently, the members are being told they should accept the change as inevitable. (mail on line)
The second concerns a secretive men only Scottish Enlightenment society which meets in rooms within the Old College of Edinburgh University. Named the Speculative Society and formed in 1764, it's membership has included figures such as Robert Louis Stevenson and the "inventor" of tartan, Walter Scott. According to today's Edinburgh Evening News, Stacy Devine of the National Union of Students is hoping that Edinburgh University management investigate the "society" and sever any links to it, if there is any sign of "discrimination".