Scottish independence rejected. Now what?

William Mackenzie assesses the public mood in the aftermath of the vote rejecting Scottish independence

How are things in Scotland now

Early September brought a high-pressure weather system over much of the UK, particularly over Scotland.

This resulted in an extensive layer of fog affecting the airports and the farmer trying to harvest his crops. Through the first three weeks of September this fog hardly shifted at all. It seemed that the weather was reflecting the political situation in the run-up to the Scottish Referendum on the 18th of September.

Amongst friends and family throughout Scotland and across the world there was a great deal of uncertainty, with many anxiously looked into the future, not knowing what was going to happen. Now the result is known, there are many who are even more anxious and some who are deeply upset. Social media was flooded with posts and tweets from ardent supporters of both the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ camps.

Promises to keep?

While it was good to see passionate engagement in politics, it was sad to see divisions running deep. There were few clear, plain answers given. There were always responses but the answers were missing. Promises were made which many would consider… to read more click here

William Mackenzie,
Christian Focus Publications and Chairman of the en Board, living in Inverness.

This article was first published in the November issue of Evangelicals Now. For more news, artciles or reviews, visit us online or subscribe to en for monthly updates.

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