The Wey Forrit is a political work written in Scots which examines the current British political climate, with a particular focus on how the inner workings of Westminster affect Scotland and her people. Arguing from a communitarian perspective, Stuart McHardy meticulously pulls apart the long-standing political ideas and traditions which many citizens of the United Kingdom have automatically accepted as correct or justified. He challenges his readers to re-think the consensus.
Focusing on some of today's most highly discussed and potentially divisive topics - such as Brexit and Scottish Independence - McHardy lambasts the 'peelie-wallie politicians and lickspittle journalists' who protect the needs of the rich and sneer at those outside the realms of money and power. His views on the sovereignty of the Scottish Nation are also put forward, considering both the past and future implications of the way in which Britain came into being and the way in which it has been run for the three centuries since the Act of Union.
Stuart McHardy wis brocht up in Dundee an eer syne he wis a student in Embra in the 1960s, he has been screivin in an studyin the auld leid. In the 1990s while Director o the Scots Langauge Resource Centre his joab wis tae promote the Mither Tung an this included screivin in Scots fer various newspapers an ither publications. He is the author o a puckle books in Scots an has lang been veesitin schuils tae bigg up yung fowk's kennin o the tung. An the leid his figured strangly in his wark as baith a traditional musician an a storyteller ower monie years an the feck o his publishit poetry his aye been in Scots. He wis deeply involved wi the Vigil for a Scottish Parliament (1993-98) an screived Scotland's Democracy Trail wi Donald Smith in 2014, whan he wis gey active in the push for independence, braidcastin an performin at monie events. Fer monie years he has lectured on a variety o topics, includin Scotland's Radical History, fer Edinburgh Univairsitie's Centre for Open Leaning.