Saturday, 27 September 2014

Oot o' the Shortbread Tin

On 18th September 2014 the people of Scotland were allowed, for a little while,  to come out of the shortbread tin where they had been safely contained since 1707.  To many of us, the freedom was exhilarating, filled with endless possibilities for a new Scotland.  Sadly, however, for 55% of Scotland's people the freedom was too scary, and they voted for us to be put back in the tin. 

The rest of us don't want to go back in the tin.  It's too confining, we want to grow and develop beyond its limits.  One week on, and the hunger for change has not been sated.  We are seeing not so much the Flower of Scotland as the flowering of Scotland.  New projects are being set up, the political parties in favour of independence are growing rapidly and people are staying involved.

Let's capitalise on that energy.  The future is in our hands.  Let's keep it there.

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