Are you in Mayo? There's a transatlantic whoosh gone right over your head there.
I highlighted the word "shame", shame would imply we have some sort of say in the fact that out landscape pales in significance to Scotland's.
Hence, the Scottish landscape, while incredible and I agree with you is significantly more impressive than the Irish landscape it doesn't put it to "shame".
My post was tongue in cheek on the "shameful" nature our landscape.
Also lets not start going down the road on the precise definition or semantical nuances of words or we will be here all day.
My point still stands on why did you have to drag in the government.
Although come to think of it Irish Water could have dramatic influence on our landscape.
Now that that grenade is in I am off.