Diary: You’ll have a battle on your hands when you enter the MacLaurin offices

Proud Scot Brian MacLaurin, of the eponymous communications group, came in for a lot of ribbing from his English staff over Scotland’s failure to qualify for Euro2000 following the England v Scotland play-offs. Now MacLaurin has retaliated by having every meeting room at the MacLaurin Group’s offices named after famous Scottish battles.

Proud Scot Brian MacLaurin, of the eponymous communications group,

came in for a lot of ribbing from his English staff over Scotland’s

failure to qualify for Euro2000 following the England v Scotland

play-offs. Now MacLaurin has retaliated by having every meeting room at

the MacLaurin Group’s offices named after famous Scottish battles.



Not a man to treat these things lightly, MacLaurin actually had

historian Alan Morrison research the battles where, specifically, the

most English had been killed. These include Bannockburn, where MacLaurin

says ’16,000 English were killed within a matter of minutes’, and

Falkirk, where William Wallace fought Edward I. A fellow Scot suggested

that one be named Hadrian, but MacLaurin drew the line, feeling that the

symbolism of ’keeping out the English’ may be more provocative than

merely slaughtering them in battle.



However, the boardroom remains simply the Boardroom. One wag suggests

that this is because there weren’t enough Scottish victories to name

every room, but MacLaurin claims there were plenty of ’minor skirmishes’

he could have used. Is he talking about the battlefield or the boardroom

now?



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