Leading article: Trading places

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The Independent Culture
AS IF to prove that Life Isn't Fair, a group of school children from Mustique have been sent on an exchange visit to Eigg, off the West Coast of Scotland.

Not since Sir Walter Scott invented the "traditional" tartan kilt in the 19th century has such a successful confidence trick been pulled by the forces of Celtic tourism. So, hats off to the canny Scots - you don't have to have voodoo intuition to detect a tartan conspiracy at work there. Just a woolly jumper, cagoule and midge repellent.

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