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What do you think about Freedom of Alba ?
Alba has to be Free [ 27 ]  [81.82%]
Alba has to stay under English rule [ 1 ]  [3.03%]
No Idea [ 5 ]  [15.15%]
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Posted on 10-Jul-2006, 06:08 PM
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As part of the great Scottish diaspora, my heart would love to see an independent and free Scotland. That said, it remains to the people living in Scotland to decide what is right for them. Understand, I am not so much "anti-England" as I am pro-Scotland and just want what is best for the land of my ancestors.


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Being half Scottish, I love Scotland but I don't think it needs to be independent to express itself. Being a British citizen is far more beneficial and the Nationalists are passionately blind.

In my opinion, England does need to open up more to our Celtic cultures, though Scotland chose to be part of the United Kingdom with James VI / I and I doubt Scotland's modern claims to be Celtic. A fierce pride is sweaping Ireland, Wales and Cornwall to keep our languages alive.

The Scottish including my father have no care for Gaelic and care more for Scots, which, let's face it, is just English written to reflect the Scottish accent. English written to the reflect other accents are regarded to be unprofessional and almost ignorant, why is Scots any different?!

If you asked my father "Should Alba be independent?", he'd probably reply, "Where's Alba?" My mother would have more of a clue of what Alba is thanks to her Welsh, so why do the Celtic nations not support each other more?!


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Check this out:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=kK6LkpfZ94s

It the The Corries doing their version of Scotland the Brave. If you have ever wondered about the thought of independence, just listen through until the last verse.


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Posted on 08-Nov-2007, 07:54 PM
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Yes, they've been thinking about it for a long long verra long time.

I'm sure they'll get it. Scots are a stubborn lot that's one of their many qualities.


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Posted on 13-Nov-2007, 08:17 PM
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I think every country has a right to independence. The issue of independence for Scotland should be left up to the citizens of Scotland.

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Here is a blip from an article from The Scotsman:

"ALEX Salmond has, for the first time, named a date by which he believes Scotland will be an independent country - 2017. The First Minister made the dramatic assertion on the eve of the SNP's first budget in government, a day in which the party will set out its spending priorities over the next three years."

The whole article is HERE.
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QUOTE (TMcAdams @ 06-Aug-2008, 12:09 PM)
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I'm all for the independence of my birthplace it is long overdue. Scotland when independent will still be part of the United Kingdom, still a member of the Commonwealth and there will still be no border between the rest of Britain. Scotland will join the EU and the UN and maybe just maybe I pray reinstate the Highland Regiments the English have so blatantly disbanded or amalgamated.

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QUOTE (Turkceltic @ 06-Nov-2005, 01:00 PM)
Actually ,i thought about this and decided to open it in here cos although the topic includes politics , thats about scotland and specifically about scottish people thats why i put it in here .But it realy doesnt mind wherever it is 4 me ...

About style of independency , as u know " the freedom don't given ,its taken " And people of Scotland will take it from England who hold the sovereignty. thats not going to be with peace and democracy - England never want a free scotland near of him.First thats realy dangerous situation from strategly ,second that'll be example for other nations and GB can collapse after all. Be sure, if there will be an referandum for Freedom, definitely wont be fairy ! So fight will be the only solution ! -
At last ,if scotland can be free , UK 'll be its biggest rival!
Maybe Ireland and Scotland going to establish a ConFederation (as like first formation of USA ,and feature it turns to Celtic Federation ,thats better solution i think. thumbsup.gif

I think you need to get your view of the UK into this century. It's not England.

The people of Scotland are free. Your view of the situation appears to be far more Turkish than British. Take that however you feel, but I think the last thing anyone wants is to see Scotland 'fighting' with the UK (themselves), or England, as you put it. Least of all the Scots and English.


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oldraven; I see Salmon has set the date as 2017 for total Independence. Hope it happens . The only thing that will really change is the Tax revenues will all stay in Scotland along with a bigger share of Oil royalties.



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I feel that any country who wants independence should be able to have it. We, Americans, fought for freedom during the American Revolution at a great price.

As an American, who has never lived in GB, let alone visited the country, I don't feel I have a say-so. It is up to the folks who live in Great Britain to speak for themselves as to what they desire....not anyone else who lives outside the country.

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DesertRose;

I understand how you feel and maybe in some respects you are right,but for those who are like me, born in Scotland and raised in Canada and have many many relatives in Scotland the situation is different. I myself long for the day when the "Jack" is replaced by the "Saltire" and the unequal dominence by England is repalced with a true partnership.


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Well that's the thing, with James I & VI being the King of England and Scotland the Monarch of Great Britain is the sovereign of Scotland as well as England and Wales too (who can forget the Welsh?). If Scotland became independent of England they would be saying "We don't want our king/queen anymore."
I am not a native of Scotland, I am Scots-Canadian, so I am not up to date with Scottish politics, economy and general public opinion, I am just putting in my say to the question asked. As has been pointed out, Scotland is a separate nation from England and Wales all of which make up the Island of Great Britain and the United Kingdom. In the past England, like America, in order to conquer and subdue the neighboring people smother the culture of the natives with their own.

Therefore in my opinion Scotland should remain under the monarch of the United Kingdom, but they should have more autonomy of their parliament and recognize their own culture which would make them more independent from the shadow of England without actually rebelling like the colonies of the New World *cough* *cough*.


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