Turns Out I’m of Nationalist Stock! Elaine Gunn

“The more I sought out information, the more I could feel the fear of the unknown slipping away. And as the fear went, the common-sense, pragmatic questions started to kick in; why, exactly, was Scotland the only country in the world unfit to govern itself?”

A Woman's View on Independence

photoElaine lives near Edinburgh with her husband and three children. In less than a year she has gone from being non political to being a passionate YES Campaigner. Here is her story of why…

It turns out I am of nationalist stock. My parents have apparently been in favour of Scottish Independence for at least as long as I’ve been alive; I didn’t even notice until the night of the landslide SNP victory in the 2011 Scottish elections. As the result was announced, my folks (and their friends, who were visiting) absolutely roared – the first step had been taken, they cheered, towards an independent, sovereign state of Scotland.

I was a bit baffled at the time; how had my parents’ passionate nationalism escaped me so completely? But, being 5 weeks post-partum with my second son, I mentally shrugged, popped the confusion to the back of my head and blithely…

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About Hugh Wallace

Soldier, sailor, policeman, engineer, scientist, democrat, socialist, environmentalist, advocate of Scottish Independence
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