Scotland, to me,
really means something like…
genuinely friendly people who are helpful,
who like a laugh and…
really, to be perfectly honest,
most of them that I know
don’t take themselves too seriously,
which I think is a really good thing.
I travel round the world quite a lot,
and I’ve recently been in Central America;
four countries in the last two years
where you got wildly different…
way of life.
Unfortunately, one of the things
that I’ve noticed is that,
even though the country seems
to be a lot, lot poorer than Scotland,
in general, the people seem to be
a lot more content and happier.
So, I’d love to see us being more like
how they are in these countries
where they’re not really–
Although they’ve had big problems –
they’ve had major problems, politically:
civil wars and everything,
there’s something a lot more humble
about their existence
that I don’t see here.
So, I really don’t know
what the future for Scotland is.
One would hope that, eventually,
people will accept
whatever the majority want
and get behind that.
If you’re going to go around
having things like referendums,
then the result should be adhered to,
and anything against
whatever the result was
should be set aside
and not being picked at, like a sore,
because I think, ultimately,
the sorrow will never heal.
I think people have gone through a–
gone through a period
of looking it all out,
and I think the now, we’d just like
to get on with things
without too much interference.
I was keen to stay in the EU
because I can see,
even though I’ve got big problems
with the EU,
I think it’s become –
for a union –
it’s become something of a behemoth.
and that may end up being its downfall.
But I think, really,
the union we have on this island,
it’s about right, you know?
And it should all work together.
I think it should all work together.
I don’t think there’s any real need–
you can be wherever you’re from
and be proud of it,
but you’ve got to work with other people.
Sometimes you get the feeling
of some people think
because of a certain area of land
they were born in
they feel superior to others,
and I just don’t have any truck with that.