Scots wha hae

… wi’ Wallace bled

Yesterday, the Scots voted to retain their place in the United Kingdom.

Scottish history has been a bloody affair. The battle of Bannockburn took place 700 years ago, and the referendum on Scottish independence was deliberately timed for the anniversary. Indeed, having heard Alex Salmond speak, I have a suspicion that he and his colleagues believe that the battle is still going on; they seem not to have noticed that the world has changed in the intervening time.

The song goes on to say, “Welcome to your gory bed”. I am glad that this will no longer be necessary.

Surely we are better together.


About Peter Cameron

I count all the things that need to be counted.
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