I posted one comment yesterday on twitter and Facebook about the lack of books by Scottish writers in the brand new WH Smith at Edinburgh Airport and have been a bit surprised by the reaction from Edinburgh Airport PR folk and some of the tweeting public. The Edinburgh Airport folk tweeted pictures of books by Scots authors in a small bookshop en route to Gates 1-5 -- there's a great spread and it's great that has changed. Their Comms Manager also called to tell me they've got Scottish artists on display and were given an award recently for the use of Scottish food in their restaurants. That's also appreciated and good news. I got some fabulous, locally made tartan earrings from the craft shop in there just before Christmas. My comment was about the relatively huge new WH Smiths smack bang opposite the security entrance which is a matter for WH Smith rather than Edinburgh Airport. Far more folk will go there than the wee bookshop -- especially folk heading for gates to the right of the entrance. This new store does stock books - just not any with specifically Scottish content that I could see. It would be great if they could make some space for a Scottish section. Writers and publishers who live here find it hard to get their work in front of the Scottish public because big outlets like supermarkets & transport newsagents don't stock em. And I'd chuck in Scottish musicians since I've been to so many brilliant Celtic Connections gigs lately. I'm not sure why this observation has prompted such very nasty remarks. You don't need to be a "raving Nationalist" to want to celebrate your own culture and realise visitors might have come to sample it too. The same problem occurs within Scotland where some Tourist Information Centres in remote areas are stocked with material about Edinburgh rather than the Highlands or Islands. I imagine that's also down to a "one size fits all" approach which means the same material is found everywhere. Surely we can do better than that across Scotland?