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What have the Scots ever done for us?

Next week when the Scots go to the polls to vote whether to stay or nay, there'll be mixed feelings on this side of the country. We might have watched with pride the exploits of Mel Gibson as William Wallace, roaring on his compatriots (all of whom looked like Brendan Gleeson) in the battle against the Sassanach in Braveheart; we might have found ourselves running down that street with Ewan McGregor in the opening of Trainspotting; we might have found ourselves singing in the street at 4am to the lyrics of The Proclaimers; we probably roared on Archie Gemmill when he scored that wonder goal against the Dutch in the '78 World Cup, but here in Galway, there is only one thing that we have not yet forgiven the Scots for — and that's the stealing of Digital.

Frightened Rabbit - Strange Brew bound

SELKIRK, IN the eastern Scottish lowlands is a place with rich associations to Scottish history and culture. William Wallace, Sir Walter Scott, and James Hogg, all having connections to the town.

William Wallace’s sword to be carried in Galway’s St Patrick’s Day Parade

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The sword of Sir William Wallace, the Scottish knight and national hero who led his country in the Wars of Scottish Independence, will be displayed in Galway next week and carried in the city’s St Patrick’s Day Parade.

 

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