IT HAS become one of the most popular features of the Scottish Parliament building. Carved into the grey wall facing on to Edinburgh's Canongate, the quotations from celebrated Scots are established as an attraction in their own right.
Now the search is on for another wordsmith to join the likes of Robert Burns, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Robert Louis Stevenson, Alasdair Gray and Andrew Carnegie by having their words immortalised at Holyrood.
Plans were unveiled yesterday to mark the tenth anniversary of devolution by adding a striking new quote to the 25 already on the Canongate wall.
How about (with apologies to Dante):
Abandon hope all ye who are governed from here
And for a more *Scottish* feel, this from Bahamas' Sean:
There's a lot of fantasy about what Scotland is, and the shortbread tins, parliaments, despotic First Minsters and that sort of thing.
I may have paraphrased.
But my final choice is:
This is a sorry sight.
From Macbeth, of course.
Any more suggestions?