Today is a rather historic day for the United Kingdom, today the people of Scotland are casting their votes in a referendum as to whether they wish to remain part of the United Kingdom or not. Tomorrow we will know the outcome of this and come to understand the implications of whichever decision is made. The government has promised more independence to the Scottish Parliament should the No vote win. Many businesses have been questioning the financial aspects of the split, whether Scotland would still use the pound (the Prime Minister has said no to that…), the tax implications, and what about memberships of other unions? Will Scotland be a part of the European Union? There are still a lot of unanswered questions, many grey areas.
Scotland has shared the same monarch as England and Wales since the Union of the Crowns in 1603, through the inheritance of the crown…
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4 thoughts on “Will we be waving farewell to Scotland tomorrow?”
Thanks for the reblog!
Let me say first of all that i enjoyed your genealogy blog. Then when I saw this post, I knew I had to reblog. Scotland is so much a part of our world’s history, it would be hard to see it go down. We have friends there and friends from there too.
One friend, a Galloway, said this, “Guess you know that the No’s won back in Sept. The young people were very disappointed and there were riots in Glasgow for a few days after the vote. Some articles were written that the voting was rigged. I don’t know if it was or not. I expect they will vote again in a few years.”
Thank you very much! I certainly wouldn’t be surprised if there is another vote in some years, but I found it very interesting that only three districts had majority yes votes. As for vote rigging, well I understand there was some postal vote sample counting and there is some talk that these numbers were used to try and understand / predict voting but I’ve not read too much about it. I think the real test is whether the government delivers on its promises to devolve more powers to Scotland.
The Scottish people have always been amiable. I appreciate them a lot.