The Dungeons - Scary, historical, educational attractions - Official SiteScotland's Referendum 2014 | Scotland’s Future – Your Guide to an Independent ScotlandOn 18 September 2014 you will be asked to vote in a referendum on the question: ‘Should Scotland be an independent country?’ The Scottish Government believes you should vote Yes. This guide sets out the gains of independence for Scotland – whichever party is in government – and this Government’s vision and priorities for action if we are the first government of an independent Scotland. It also explains the process by which Scotland will become independent following a Yes vote and how our newly independent Scotland will work. Scotland has many natural advantages. We have a talented population with many world-class businesses and institutions. Through devolution, the people of Scotland have experienced some of the benefits of independence. The Scottish Parliament has protected the NHS from privatisation and restored our tradition of free education. In detail, this guide sets out: The case for independence Scotland can afford to be independent. How Scotland will become independent.
Welcome to Edinburgh ZooFive books to read on Scottish independenceThe stone had, briefly, returned home in the early Fifties when it was stolen from under the throne at Westminster Abbey by Scottish patriots; but it was sent back to London in time for the coronation in 1953. Now, 800 years after it was plundered, the stone was being piped over the border to apparent indifference. “In spite of all the carefully staged parading and heraldry, the sheer lack of popular enthusiasm was impressive,” wrote Neal Ascherson in his classic history-cum-memoir Stone Voices, published in 2003. The reason, Ascherson said, was that Scotland had come to define itself by the larcenous absence of the stone. Its significance to Scots became that of wrongfully acquired property. Could this be the principal motive behind the drive for Scottish separation from the Union – a burning sense of grievance at the historic perfidy of the English? Colley’s thesis is that Britishness as a form of national expression is as indigenous to Scotland as it is to England and Wales.