Scotland, to me, is…
home? It’s homely, it’s welcoming.
I’d like to see Scotland be independent.
I’d like to see us having
another referendum and be back–
I know we’re still in Europe,
but until we come out of Europe
I’d like to see us back in.
I think that we’ve got an opportunity
to be, like, welcoming, open country,
invite people from all over the world,
not just from Europe but from everywhere
because we’ve got a small population.
We need people to come here and work.
And I just don’t like the way that
we’re going currently, in the UK.
So, I think, as an independent nation,
we could flourish.
I’ve lived in Spain, I’ve lived in France,
and every time you mention
that you’re Scottish,
people react positively to it.
They’re interested, they really want
to visit or they’ve visited.
And they’ve always got a good thing
And I think that, to reciprocate that
by being a welcoming nation
and welcoming people in,
I think it would just be something
to be proud of.
My fear would be that
we would stay in this sort of union,
outside the European Union,
and potentially be cut off
from certain countries.
We would, not so much lock the doors,
but the kind of political talk –
it’s as if we’re closing the borders
and not letting people in,
and I’d hate us to be
that kind of insular-thinking nation.
I just think that our future would be
so much better
if we were more open
and more welcoming than we already are.