BRITAIN: Scottish Rumblings

Scotland's armed resistance to her union with England ended in 1746, when the kilted army of Bonnie Prince Charlie was crushed at the Battle of Culloden. But Scottish nationalist yearnings never quite died away, and in the past five years the ancient Gaelic quest for independence has become a political force to reckon with. Founded in 1934, the once minuscule Scottish Nationalist Party gained 31% of the vote and eleven seats in Parliament at the 1974 elections, largely on the basis of a platform calling for more autonomy for Scotland and, eventually, full...

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