OLD PA'S WEDNESDAY CLUB
THE DAY OF RECKONING
|those days are passed now|
There are quite a few songs I had wish I had written, but top of that list would have to be The Flower of Scotland written by Roy Williamson of The Corries. I remember seeing The Corries in Inverness during the mid sixties and do have a recollection of them singing the song.
The song has become the unofficial Scottish anthem. Not only is it now sung at the start of Scottish Rugby matches and other sporting events but was also played when a Scottish person was receiving their medals at the recent Commonwealth Games. I never got tired of hearing it.
The song really is about Robert the Bruce's victory over the English at Bannockburn and I suppose it really is an anti English song, if you think about it. (those days are passed now)
How would I vote?
Well I am rather disgusted at the events of last week when Cameron etc. came up to Scotland in panic because the vote was getting very close. Before it has always been the no vote having the majority. How cynical, to suddenly panic and start to offer Scotland more powers if they stay in the Union. Why did they not do this before?. Well it looks to me they thought they could get the vote for free and not have to promise Scotland anything. If I was living in Scotland now, that may well have swayed me to a yes vote.
If Scotland were offered more satisfactory powers before, then it would have been all done and dusted. More power in their own affairs and stay in the Union. The best of both worlds in my book.
I would vote no.
However saying that, it would certainly be exciting if the vote went yes!
THE ALEXANDER BROTHERS - Flower of Scotland
The Corries/Alexander Brothers - Flower of Scotland
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