Brief History of the Scottish move towards independenceJune 2019 - TLDR News.
Excellent overview of the modern Scottish move towards independence.
1 of 2 - Scotland and the Battle for Britain...2016 Documentary - Scotsman, broadcaster and former BBC Political Editor Andrew Marr presents this two-part documentary which explores Scotland's political transformation during the historic events of the last few years.
2 of 2 - Scotland and the Battle for Britain...2016 Documentary - Scotsman, broadcaster and former BBC Political Editor Andrew Marr presents this two-part documentary which explores Scotland's political transformation during the historic events of the last few years.
1950 Heist - How I took the Coronation Stone from WestminsterScotland's Stone of Destiny - On Christmas Eve 1950 four young Scottish students took the 'Stone of Destiny' from Westminster Abbey. The symbolic stone had been taken from Scotland to England centuries earlier and had sat beneath the Coronation Chair in the Abbey ever since.
Anya Dorodeyko has been speaking to Ian Hamilton who took part in the daring escapade in order to draw attention to demands for Scottish Home Rule.
1950 Heist - Stone of Destiny - Ian HamiltonThe true story as told by Ian Hamilton QC, one of the four who removed the Stone of Destiny from Westminster Abbey in 1950.
1950 Heist - Movie: Interrogation of a Highland Lass (2000)1 hour - AUDIO: Scottish Gaelic SUBTITLES: English
A film made about Kay Matheson, one of the college students who stole the Stone of Destiny in 1950 for the cause of Scottish Independence.
1996 - The Stone of Destiny Returns to ScotlandThe Stone of Destiny returns to Edinburgh Castle in Scotland.
1996 - AP News - Stone of Destiny Returns after 700 years.A symbol of Scotland's ancient nationhood, the Stone of Destiny, has been returned to Scotland 700 years after England took it south as a spoil of war. The sandstone slab was handed over by the Duke of York amid ceremonial fanfare at Edinburgh Castle on Saturday - Saint Andrew's Day, the Patron Saint of Scotland. The Stone of Destiny, or the Stone of Scone, is the ancient coronation stone of Scotland's kings.
1998 - Uncovering The Roots Of Scottish NationalismScotland: Asserting Independence (1998) - From highland games to stand-up comedians, this film explores the roots of Scottish nationalism well before the 2014 referendum.
From the highlands to the inner city, Scots say the same thing: "the English government doesn’t really care about us." And so the new parliament put in place by Tony's Blair's devolution efforts is eagerly anticipated. With the help of two comedians ABC Australia scouts Scotland, searching for the elusive 'national psyche'. Yet deep sentiments are being stirred behind the tartan jokes. People are asking if it’s finally time to push for full independence. A fascinating look at the notion of Scottish independence, before the popularity of the SNP and the 2014 Independence Referendum.
Restless Nation: Scotland 1999-2016 and beyond - Tom DevineIn this fascinating lecture, Sir Tom Devine considered the reasons for SNP success and the collapse of Labour in Scotland which was crucial to the cause of independence. He concluded with some thoughts on the Scottish question after Brexit and what the future might hold for a restless nation.
Prof. Sir Tom Devine delivers the 2016 Wales Governance Centre Annual Lecture - "Restless Nation: Scotland 1999-2016 and beyond"
1999 - Scottish Parliament Sworn InThe Scottih Parliament is sworn in in 1999
1999 - Speech to the reconvened Scottish ParliamentJuly 1, 1999 - Winnie Ewing's Speech to the reconvened Scottish Parliament.
30 min Lecture: Devolution in ScotlandThis A Level Politics topic video explains the history of devolution in Scotland.
1997 Devolution Results on the News
1997 Reaction to Vote - APPeople around Scotland celebrated Friday after overwhelmingly endorsing the creation of their own parliament after 290 years of union with Britain.
1999 Election - 20 Years ago - Birth of a New ScotlandOn May 6, 1999, voters in Scotland went to the polls to elect the first Scottish Parliament in 300 years. Join STV’s Special Correspondent Bernard Ponsonby as he as looks back on the birth of a new Scotland and asks what the parliament has achieved over the past 20 years.
The programme includes new interviews with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Lord Jack McConnell, Wendy Alexander, Lord Jim Wallace, Baroness Annabel Goldie, Dennis Canavan and Andrew Wilson.
Scots Vote For Own Parliament - 1997 | Today In History | 11 Sept 17On September 11, 1997, Scots voted to create their own Parliament after 290 years of union with England.
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BBC Reporting Scotland 1997 Devolution Referendum 12th September 1997Jackie Bird presents BBC Reporting Scotland on the day of the result of the 1997 Scottish devolution referendum.
The Stolen Seas - How England Stole Oil Fields of ScotlandThe McCrone report is a document on the Scottish economy written and researched in 1974 on behalf of the British Government. It was composed by Professor Gavin McCrone employed at the Scottish Office. The document gave a highly favourable projection for the economy of an independent Scotland with a "chronic surplus to a quite embarrassing degree and its currency would become the hardest in Europe". This led successive iterations of the British government to classify the McCrone report as "secret". This was so to avoid fuelling independence sentiment in Scotland. The report became public in 2005 when new freedom of information legislation came into effect
The Truth About Scottish IndependenceThe McCrone Report Scandal
Nationalism, Devolution, and Oil. Documentary1 hour - Audio Scottish Gaelic with English Subtitles.
YOU MUST SEE! This documentary explains the story of how successive Labour and Conservative governments up until the 1970s worked behind the scenes to discredit the Home Rule movement and the SNP - as revealed through once secret papers now available from official archives.
1 - Scotland's Long Road to IndependenceScotland's Long Road to Independence by Iain MacCormick
Iain is well placed to talk about Scotland's journey towards Independence. He is the son of John M MacCormick(1904-1961) who was one of the founders and the first chairman of the National Party of Scotland. In 1949, John MacCormick launched the Scottish Covenant. This part of the journey takes us up to 1960.
2 - Scotland's Long Road to IndependenceScotland's Long Road to Independence by Iain MacCormick.
Iain MacCormick talks about Nationalism, the SNP and Argyll in the 60s. This is part two of his series: Scotland's Long Road to Independence.
Recorded at his home in Oban, Argyll. Scotland
3 - Scotland's Long Road to IndependenceScotland's Long Road to Independence by Iain MacCormick.
Iain talks about the Scottish National Party in the 70's - the decade that started with so much promise and ended with the 'Year of Discontent'.
Part 3 of 'Scotland's long road to Independence' series.
4 - Scotland's Long Road to IndependenceScotland's Long Road to Independence by Iain MacCormick.
Iain talks about SDP, New Labour and Devolution in this episode. The 80s sees Iain leave the SNP join the SDP only to leave it and rejoin SNP. He recounts the historic night that George Cunningham inserted the 40% Clause - hear all about it.
5 - Scotland's Long Road to IndependenceScotland's Long Road to Independence by Iain MacCormick.
In this final episode Iain MacCormick charts the Independence movement from the 90s to the present. With the referendum only months away, how did the SNP get Scotland to this stage and what will the political scene look like in the aftermath?
Iain voices his opinion.
1997 Devolution Referendum LIVE News waiting on Results1 hour - BBC's programme showing the results of the Scottish devolution referendum of 11 September 1997, presented by Kirsty Wark. Beginning at 2:22 AM on Friday 12 September and running to 3:26 AM.
1of6 - The Cause: A History of Scottish NationalismThe Cause: A History of Scottish Nationalism
Episode 1 of 6 - BBC Radio Scotland
Billy Kay traces Scottish nationalism from the identity forged in the fires of the Wars of Independence to the rise of modern nationalism in the second half of the 20th century. We hear the voices of people commemorating the Battle of Bannockburn and the Declaration of Arbroath. Historian Fiona Watson speaks movingly of one of the great unsung heroines Isabella Countess of Buchan who forsook her wealth, her husband and her status to crown Robert the Bruce at Scone - for this she was imprisoned in a cage in Berwick. The First Minister Alex Salmond recalls stories of the men of Linlithgow he got from his grandfather and how they fired his imagination. Throughout the series, we hear how echoes from Scottish history resound down through the years and inform the rise of modern political nationalism.
2of6 - The Cause: A History of Scottish NationalismThe Cause: A History of Scottish Nationalism
Episode 2 of 6 - BBC Radio Scotland
Billy Kay traces modern nationalism back to 19th century industrial unrest when socialists like Keir Hardie and Cunninghame Graham founded the Labour Party, and eventually the SNP.
Billy begins at The 1820 Society's commemoration of the skirmish at Bonnymuir during the radical uprising when men were hung and beheaded as traitors for demanding reform and the restoration of a Scottish parliament. The Strathaven weavers carried a banner with the words "Scotland Free or a Desert" and we hear a moving piece of music by young Sarah MacNeil, a student at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland who was inspired by the sacrifice of the three martyrs James Wilson, John Baird and Andrew Hardie....the music is led by Sarah on clarsach and the suite is called "Free or a Desert".
3of6 - The Cause: A History of Scottish Nationalis...The Cause: A History of Scottish Nationalism.
Episode 3 of 6 - BBC Scotland Radio
4of6 - The Cause: A History of Scottish NationalismThe Cause: A History of Scottish Nationalism.
Episode 4 of 6 - BBC Scotland Radio
We hear how the story of Wallace inspired Scots through the ages. In modern nationalist history, we focus on the heady years of the early '70's when Gordon Wilson's "It's Scotland's Oil" campaign led to the "high" of the SNP electing 7 then 11 MP's in 1974. We contrast this with the deep depression which emerged following the failure to reach the 40% vote for Yes in the 1979 Referendum. Something akin to Civil War broke out in the SNP with the socialist wing led by Margo MacDonald, Jim Sillars and Alex Salmond vying with the fundamentalist wing of the party for supremacy. The First Minister describes the hurt he felt when he was expelled from the Party, and the "speech of my life" he gave to have him and other members of the '79 Group re-instated. We trace the growing feeling of alienation among Scots of different political persuasion under Thatcher's Tory government leading to a huge surge in demand for a Scottish parliament which culminated in the successful Referendum of 1997. We celebrate the international dimension of Scottish nationalism expressed in Hamish Henderson's song The Freedom Come All Ye which became an anthem for the pro parliament groups in the period.
5of6 - The Cause: A History of Scottish NationalismThe Cause: A History of Scottish Nationalism
Episode 5 of 6 - BBC Radio Scotland
Billy Kay examines the coming of the Scottish Parliament and how it transforms the SNP. Peter Lynch of Stirling University contrasts the sacrifice of previous generations with the present situation where you can actually have a career with the SNP - "older nationalists would have thought they had died and gone to heaven" in such circumstances. We contrast the civic nationalism of Scotland with ethnic nationalism elsewhere, but show how the SNP has had to deal with groups which endangered the democratic credentials of the party.
6of6 - The Cause: A History of Scottish NationalismThe Cause: A History of Scottish Nationalism
Episode 6 of 6 - BBC Radio Scotland
Billy Kay considers what happened to the national movement over a turbulent and emotional period covering the Yes campaign, the Referendum and its dramatic aftermath. This saw a surge in SNP membership and the resurrection of the movement culminating with an SNP landslide in the 2015 General Election. When Billy asked Alex Salmond to sum up what had taken place in the Cause's recent history, he replied. "Well, I suppose, in a nutshell, we lost the Referendum but we might be well on our way to winning the country."
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Lecture: History of Scotland in the Union30 min - Prof. Tom Devine explaining the history of the Union leading up to the Independence referendum.
JR Richards - Flower of ScotlandFlower of Scotland has become the adopted National Anthem of Scotland. Written in 1968 by the Corries. Performed here by J.R. Richards (original lead singer/songwriter Dishwalla) Feat. Spud the Piper & Allie Nixon
O flower of Scotland
When will we see your like again
That fought and died for
Your wee bit hill and glen
And stood against him
Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward
Tae think again
The hills are bare now
And autumn leaves lie thick and still
O'er land that is lost now
Which those so dearly held
And stood against him
Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward
Tae think again
Those days are passed now
And in the past they must remain
But we can still rise now
And be the nation again
That stood against him
Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward
Tae think again
2018 - Rugby - Scotland wins over England, Crowd belts out National Anthem2018 - Rugby - Scotland wins over England, Enthusiastic Crowd spontaneously belts out Flower of Scotland.
2016 - Rugby Game - National Anthem with Lyrics, S...Flower of Scotland has become the adopted National Anthem of Scotland.
2014 - National Anthem - Commonwealth Games ...Hampden Park erupts into a rendition of "Flower of Scotland" following their Gold medal win in the athletics! Flower of Scotland has become the adopted National Anthem of Scotland.
2012 - National Anthem - Football (Soccer) GameAmy Macdonald - Flower Of Scotland (National Scottish Anthem Live At Hampden Park Glasgow 10-12-2012)
1990 - Rugby - National Anthem Scotland v EnglandProbably the most emotional rendering of Flower of Scotland ever before the 1990 Grand Slam decider against the auld enemy.
1968 - The Original Flower of Scotland - The CorriesFlower of Scotland has become the adopted National Anthem of Scotland. The 1968 original version was written by Roy Williamson of the Corries.
Sung here in by The Corries (Roy Williamson and Ronnie Browne)
The Corries - Dawning of the DayTaken from "The Definitive Corries Collection". (c) The Corries.
Buy the CD from http://www.corries.com
Caledonia, we are your sons; restore us once again. From your dreams awake and we will pledge to thee.
The Corries - LibertyTaken From 'The Lads Among Heather Vol 2' DVD Which Can Be Bought From The Official Website. http://www.corries.com
The Corries - Scotland Will FlourishScotland Will Flourish - The Corries