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Language And Politics In Scotland

Sign of Albain or Scotland
Fáilte Gu McDonald's, Albain
Fáilte Gu McDonald’s, Albain

The University of Edinburgh has carried out an interesting study on attitudes in Scotland towards the indigenous Scottish (Gaelic) language amongst supporters and opponents of independence. Unsurprisingly “Public Attitudes to Gaelic and the Debate about Scottish

Autonomy” (PDF document) finds that in broad terms pro-sovereignty voters are more likely to have favourable views about Scottish than pro-union ones. So far there has been no examination of the link between Scots (English) and political attitudes which would be similarly interesting.

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