The Act of Union 1707 deserves a mention for its three hundred years….. There have been a lot of words penned already, not least by the political parties in Scotland. So what can I say? It has to be personal. I was born in Scotland, of a Scottish mother and English Father; was brought up in England, came back up north at age 18 and married a Scot. I guess I think of myself more as Scottish than English, and funnily enough, that applied even when I lived south of the border. Can I even conceive of a truly independent Scotland? No to be honest. I worry about whether we have the skills, but then I think of all the ex-pat Scots who are running the country. (UK I mean.)
Sorry…… there are no answers here, merely an acknowledgment of a shared past and present.