This issue is far too close to home for me, as I live in Auchterarder, where Gleneagles is. I have ranted about the G8 all over the place (hopefully my article is going to be published on BBC online shortly) but wanted to know what you tMPers thought about it all. IMO it is a chance for 2005 to be a great year, a year where we literally "Make Poverty History". I would love to see this happen. However I don't see how sitting in a 5-star hotel in the lap of luxury is necessary for this. Obviously the leaders need to meet somewhere, but why here? Why not just put them on an unihabited island or something? The amount of media that I and the other residents here have to put up with makes me sick. We don't want to be filmed walking up the road! Leave us in peace please Mr Photographer! No, I don't want to be on the radio, thanks! Plus we have hundreds of polis everywhere, I can't imagine what it is going to be like next month. Thoughts?