The Act of Union 1707 was all about the money. As the incomparable Robbie Burns put it when he joined Steeleye Span in 1973 - the drumming on this is a joy, the voices climb and fall to die for, and the whole is worthy of the lyric - high praise:
Culloden was about the passion.
Hear it here
and live at the Wolf Folk Club, Wolferton on Sep 18
And now? Ae fond kiss and then we sever?
I'm one of the millions of English/Welsh/Ulster Britons who can't vote in this vote on the future of Britain, but for me it comes down to - who do you trust with your identity, your money, your economy, your society, your welfare, your heritage, your sport, your culture, your essential greatness of soul - Brown or Salmond? And I don't trust Salmond with any of them. Brown, warts and all, represents to me where we have progressed together towards a civilised state out of that brutal capitalist-feudal showdown on 1746, and it's worth having. In my humble unfranchised British opinion. Anyone who keeps faith with Raith can't be that bad.
BUT A BIG YES IN GLASGOW, DUNDEE AND NORTH LANARKSHIRE. A COUNTRY CHANGED, and certainly a reversed landscape to the days of Culloden.
BUT A BIGGER YES TO THE GREAT BRITISH ADVENTURE. WELL DONE YOU SCOTS!