So it was nice to wake up this morning (even though I only went to bed this morning and lets not talk about how if I had stayed up an extra 15 minutes I would have seen the declaration from Fife that made it a definite no) to find out that I am still British.
That is not to say that I am not a “true Scotsman.” I am Scottish first, and always have and always will be, and British second. But I do like being British.
I would also like to point out that this thing was not black and white. Those 2 million no voters didn’t vote no because we like things the way they are. I, personally, and all the other no voters that I know, want change, we just didn’t think Scottish Independence was necessarily the best way to achieve it. So yes to change and I hope everyone bears in mind that 1.8 million wanted this and that they need to be heard. (And we are going to get change, but it’s going to take a while. So I think everyone needs to be patient and not be bitter about the outcome.)
Last night was such an emotional rollercoaster and I’m no expert, but I really do think if Salmond had a better campaign, if he had laid out detailed plans for what would happen in an independent Scotland rather than vagueness and maybes, there would have been more yes votes, but there was just far too much uncertainty on his side.
So yeah, proud to be British at the moment, but very proud to be Scottish.