Become a digitalPLUS subscriber. 99 for 4 weeks.

Topics

David Cameron
Devolving a United Kingdom [Commentary]
Devolving a United Kingdom [Commentary]

As revolutions go, Scotland's recent independence referendum was pretty mild stuff. Eligible voters — legal residents of Scotland — were given a simple, straightforward choice: Should Scotland be an independent country, yes or no? I am a diaspora Scot. In 1763, my seven-times great grandfather arrived in western Pennsylvania. At age 6, I begged my parents for a kilt and a few years later, I began to play the pipes. My first trip to Scotland was at age 12, and since then I have made several more including a sabbatical at St. Andrews University. When I first got wind of the independence referendum two years ago, I knew I had to go. What I didn't expect was that I...

Loading