Dear Scotland: contemporary views on how and why the Union harms Scotland

How the Union Came To Be

The Betrayal of Scotland

We were an independent nation, one of the oldest in Europe. Older than England, to be sure. But we’re not independent anymore. Why?
Here’s the quick summary of the theft of our independence.

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How The Union Came To Be

In 1707, Scotland and England forged the Treaty of Union to make the ‘United Kingdom’. Why? Why would Scotland do this? Only 400 years after the Declaration of Arbroath and we just ‘voluntarily’ gave up our independence? Aye, right.

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The Darien Venture

Scotland’s attempt to form a colony in Panama could not be allowed to succeed. Whether they shared a king or not, Scotland would not be allowed to get in the way of England’s empire and Darien was deliberately sabotaged by the East India Company and the Royal Navy.

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The Claim of Right

The Claim of Right In 1689, an act was passed by the Scottish parliament. It was called the Claim of Right. It set out in statute an ancient right of the people to limit the power of their government and is often referred to as the Scottish Constitution. If you have...

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