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Scottish independence: Scotland is not “divided”

Campaign rhetoric aside, the country has grown up, challenging its old institutional assumptions

By Gerry Hassan  

Whatever the campaign rhetoric may suggest, Scotland is united. © Danny Lawson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

As the Independence Referendum day comes closer and the debate hots up, some political and media commentary describes the state of affairs north of the border as representing a “divided Scotland.”

It is an old story and one with deep historical roots: Highland and Lowland, Protestant and Catholic, Labour and SNP. Yet, it is one which Scotland has increasingly grown out of and which presents a set…

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