Letter: Scotland for ever
Tuesday 24 November 1998
It won't do to refer to Scotland as "a country which not so long ago was thought of as a region of the United Kingdom"'. Thought of by whom? Few Scots have ever seen their native land in such a light. To talk about regions is to betray an Anglocentric conception of the Union, whose most fervent Scottish supporters, certainly from Sir Walter Scott onwards, have characteristically been committed with equal zeal to the defence of Scottish institutions, Scottish traditions, and Scottish nationhood.
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