The world watched with baited breath… I am not sure what baited breath is, having sat in a boat, fishing….. I can imagine and… well blech. But, everyone was paying close attention.
My ancestors were Scottish, I feel great affinity for my Scottish bloodline. I am told I can do a great Scottish accent, but sometimes it has French overtones which gets a lot of giggles. When I try my accent out on people that are more recently from Scotland and still have wonderful accents.. I do receive nods… and somewhat strange looks as though they are wondering which area I may be from… some suggest area 51…. eeeps.
But Scotland is still… wait what is it? Undivided. hmmm. Maybe it is more divided right now. I know Quebec has gone through this a few times, and each time it seems more divided.
Read on, I have more…
It is mostly an emotional thing, when separation becomes the issue of the population. Financially, it seldom makes any sense, often when people peer down the road, financially it is a potential disaster. Emotion though, rules.
Heritage is a big issue with Quebec, I am guessing with Scotland also. Sometimes when NO is the vote, changes are made, to make the family get along better, concessions are granted, ways change. Hopefully this will be the case with my ancestors Scotland. That with this vote, they are made more comfortable.
We Scots are tuff you know. I mean, look at the national flower , try picking a bouquet of those. That is how another Scottish thing was created, a little known story, but this fellow was wandering the highlands and sat down to rest, of course Kilts offer little protection…. and the resulting sound that echoed through the hills made one person create.. so they could replicate that sound….
eeeeeps, ok don’t believe everything you read on the internet….
ok, I have not tried this as of yet, I will someday. I watched a “how it is made” show last week, where they showed… how Haggis was made, and what it was made from. Possibly why I have not tried it as of yet, I am sure it is yummy though. uhm… *nods convincingly*
I am glad that Scotland did not vote yes I think, though this is not for me to say. I also liked how they allowed the future to vote in this issue, the youth. I would hate to see a Scotland divided, struggle, though perhaps that would not be the case. Perhaps with this vote, changes will occur to make the family less divided so this will not continue to be an issue.
Alba gu brath