THE Flower Of Scotland remains in bloom. The stirring unofficial national anthem was belted out by thousands of members of the Tartan Army last night despite a battalion of Yes voters arguing the song should now be ditched because of Scotland’s failure to “rise” and “be the nation again”.
Eddi Reader has it wrong. “Flower of Scotland” is not a celebration of war. It was written as a lament for the fallen of Culloden and for the suffering that ensued as a result of this military defeat.
Given the lost opportunity of the referendum and the inevitable dire consequences for our nation, such a lament seems entirely appropriate.
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