Many good men died that day, not in an effort to destroy the Union of 1707, as some might think, but to place a catholic king on the throne of England and Scotland. The most important thing that happened that day was the cessation of open hostilities between our two countries. It was the last 'battle' of its kind to be fought on British soil.
After that short history lesson you may ask 'What is my point?'
Well, simply this, that if the Union is broken by a further independence referendum we will be back to square one and all that sacrifice which took place at Culloden will have been in vain.
It will be a sad day if our two countries break apart after the best part of three centuries of standing together in all things. Worse still might be the repercussions that will surely take place in the reckoning of where to draw the lines of separation.
Last Sunday, we stood in the middle of Edinburgh on a warm sunny day. I have never seen such a bright, cheerful, holiday atmosphere in our land for many years. Let's hope for all our sakes that it continues to stay that way and the Union is unbroken.
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