Tomorrow morning Scotland will arise, one way or another, as a different nation. A nation that has hit a political milestone in its self-discovery and its desire for self-determination.
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve heard lots of people say:
come what may, Scotland will never be the same
I’ve thought about that phrase over the last week and what that actually means…
Scotland has changed this year. The Commonwealth Games and the Referendum have given people a confidence to believe that they can affect their future and that of the person sitting next to them. That’s powerful.
Both the Yes Camp and the No Camp are made up of people that believe in an ideal, and are willing to put an ‘X’ in a box. Over 90% of Scots believe in an ideal. That’s amazing - the pen truly is mightier than the sword.
The politicians and their empty promises will come and go. They all have a limited lifespan. As the years roll on and the generations that follow come along - the people living here will all benefit from this awakening.
Its a socio-democratic process that has touched every member of our society. Aunts, uncles, mothers, brothers, daughters, and dads have all sat around the dinner table and living room and debated the society they want to be part of.
I came to Scotland 23years and 17 days ago. Its a country that’s given me friends, a beautiful wife and 2 amazing children. Its allowed me and those around me to flourish, to learn and to care for one another.
come what may, it is the people of Scotland that will never be the same again.
Tomorrow is the next step.