Ayr-based John Scott Roy writes: “Today’s nationalists most certainly do not ‘hark back to Robert the Bruce'”

A statue of Robert the Bruce, King of Scots, at the Bannockburn memorial.

A statue of Robert the Bruce, King of Scots, at the Bannockburn memorial.

In his response to “Scots are too big for squabbling separatism” by  A.C. Grayling, the English intellectual who is a Consulting Editor for Interlitq, John Scott Roy writes:

“Today’s nationalists most certainly do not ‘hark back to Robert the Bruce’. The desire for independence owes nothing to the long-ago past; it developed through the perceived disrespect shown increasingly by successive West­minster governments.”

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