The sound of the Bagpipes do strange things to a Scottish person, I think it is in our DNA, when the Bagpiper comes in at 2 minutes 15 seconds every hair on my body stands on end. I love this song, it is sung at Weddings and parties, I remember as a kid wondering why we always sung this song. As I grew older I got it. As I got older I understood what being Scottish IS. What it means and why patriotism comes so easy for me. But people the World over are patriots, be you from England, USA, China, Argentina or Russia, people love where they are from. The sheer amount of history in my country is staggering, not far from the back of my house are 2 small houses, one we think was a castle, just ruins now, but both are from the 13oo’s. When you venture to the City you can’t help but look up at Edinburgh Castle as it towers over the city. Steeped in history that made Scotland what it is today. Soon we vote on independence, but be we get it or not won’t change my ways. I am Scottish not British. I have English friends, I don’t dislike England, I just love Scotland, call me a nationalist call me what you will, I just love my Country. When I am up the town and I see a loan piper I stand or sit for an hour or more, listening to what used to be outlawed pipes by English rule, now we are free to sing and play the pipes. As things stand we have devolution, we take care of our own affairs but Westminster (London) has the purse strings. I vote #AYE because I know the battles that went before me, history I was taught as a kid come to the fore and I know on September 19th I will be crying no matter the result. I don’t care about politics, I don’t care about any political party, I care about the future of my people, my kids and of course Scotland, nothing could take me from her shores but maybe I will have to for a while due to disability. Until that day, and past that day my feet belong on Scottish soil. If you are Scottish and vote #NAW on the 18th you don’t know the history, you don’t care for the blood spilled to allow us to vote on the 18th September, NEVER FORGET WHO YOU ARE, WHERE YOU COME FROM OR MORE IMPORTANTLY, WHERE ‘WE’ ARE GOING! COME ON SCOTLAND, WE CAN AND MUST DO THIS!
Brilliant chat between Tommy and Mark
UKIP have these two past weeks shown the people of the UK want something new, something different. I know many through my media who have came away from Labour and SNP (Scottish National Party) here in Scotland to vote UKIP
I think this clearly shows people with a brain in their heads who understand what politics are all about have voted with a historical tick for UKIP. I am now asking the question, has this, or will vote from UKIP make the undecided in Scotland now sway away from no to yes.
Whatever the vote will be will be. We go yes, we go into the unknown in Scotland. I know people voting no for stupid reasons and people voting yes for the wrong reasons. Every year Scotland hands Westminster around £9 Billion pound and are given £5 Billion back to run the country. Westminster looks upon Scotland as a test ground, a guinea pig almost
Thatcherism is alive and well in the UK, we see it with Austerity cuts and how it has made people commit suicide and almost starve to death, the food banks in Scotland and all over the UK have grown 10 fold since the Tories took charge. What does this tell us?
I think it’s time to change, UKIP voters took a chance on that vote, if this was a national election week, UKIP would be running the UK. UKIP have thrown their hat into the Yes Scotland campaign and I believe Labour will also. There can be no one party in a free democratic Scotland, so others are and will throw their hats into the Yes Scotland campaign
Educating one’s self on why a free Scotland isn’t just good for Scotland but also England can be a hard sell but look at the maths behind it all and it becomes clear it would help everyone
Now is the time, today is the day, this is our time, our change
As the World hates and fights over the Nuclear option us here in Scotland are voting without anger, and we are voting to step away from the Nuclear option. We are showing a watching World that we are a race of people educated on why and willing to change without bad words or hate
We must do this
We must vote yes
UKIP has show change can and does happen