August 4, 2014

The Gael - Scotland's Next National Anthem after 18 Sept 2014?

I've been having an epiphany and decided Scotland can split on account of this glorious song below.

The referendum-vote on whether Scotland should become independent is on Thursday, 18 September 2014 (19 September Aussie time).

Have a listen to this tune - especially 2 minutes 20 seconds in.
This tune "The Gael" is from Dougie MacLean's 1990 album "The Search"

The tune is played by the band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Regiment. That regiment was earlier known as the Royal Scots Greys, which fought at Waterloo (1815) and was much later stationed as a tank regiment in West Germany in the 1960s, part of the gloriously named British Army of the Rhine. 

The band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards is most famous for its rendition of Amazing Grace which became a round the world hit in 1972.

Of course bagpipes don't put food on the table. But countries are often created or returned for romantic and illogical reasons.

From this blog's perspective maintenance of Scotland's main defence asset - the Faslane nuclear submarine base is crucial and so shouldn't be closed after independence. That base will be a major protector of Scotland and earner for Scotland's economy long after North Sea oil dries up. Putin, a threat to small-medium countries, would prefer the base were closed.


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