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On Being a Scottish Poet - or am I?

A couple weeks ago, in the first seminar discussion for the Constructions of Scotland class I’m auditing at Strathclyde, we were introducing ourselves and the professor (Dr. 530 more words

Writing

A Case of Identity

I realize that Scotland has already made its decision to remain within Great Britain so that this post might seem a little tardy. But it’s taken me this long to reflect on what has happened. 287 more words

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Scottish Culture and Britishness

Scottish Identity

“Scotland is a distinctive nation…and is sufficiently distinctive to consider political independence”.

“it’s been easier to portray Scotland’s endless agonising over constitutional status as a right royal pain… it’s been far easier to mock northern indecision, view Scottish independence as Alex Salmond’s personal obsession…it’s not so easy to regard the plodding Scots as a revolutionary vanguard DESTINED TO CHALLENGE  BRITAIN’S CENTRALISED, CLASS-RIVEN UNEQUAL SOCIETY. 1,671 more words

Poverty

S - being Scottish

What’s it like to be Scottish?

Fraser smiled. ‘Easy seen you haven’t lived in Edinburgh for very long. When you’ve been here a few years you find it’s a case of just trying to get through the whole sorry farce of Hogmanay with as little involvement as possible. 141 more words