Have a great 77th birthday..
And thank you for everything from Lanark (which in 1982 changed my life and showed me what great literature could aspire to be) to Why Scots Should Rule Scotland (which has helped prepare the ground for what comes next) to the Bella masthead at the top of this page (which has been well borrowed in recent days).
Keep working as if you live in the early days of a better nation whose birth you will have helped nudge and inspire.more than most.
There have been happy returns on our part. Wishing you many more of the same.
With love and affection.