Scotland, to me, means coming close
and then losing at the last minute.
No, that’s not true. [laughs]
Scotland, to me, is friendliness,
scenic beauty, and a rugged determination
that I see in myself and others.
There’s so much uncertainty right now,
and it translates into everything,
I personally would like
an independent Scotland,
but there’s just so many things that–
I don’t know,
I just want to get through the next year,
politically, I suppose,
and then see where we are from there.
But I believe in the best of people,
so I think it will be fine
one way or another, you know.
Just the fears
that are present right now, man.
I don’t like–
You know who Jimmy Reid is?
Oh, wow. Jimmy Reid was the–
He saved the Clyde…
the shipbuilding industry,
and I think it was the late 70s
they tried to close down an industry
and it was going to put
thousands of people out of jobs,
and he took charge of the industry
‘Rather than do a’–
what do you call it… a strike.
‘We’re going to keep working.
‘If we keep working,
they can’t close us down.’
And he ended up keeping that industry
and thousands of people in jobs and–
I think that it does sort-of–
It’s going to take somebody young
and bold and brave
to step forward on behalf of Scotland
and Britain and the World to go–
There just seems obvious things
that could be put right,
you know what I mean?
So there’s fears that they won’t be
and that maybe we, as people,
in terms of our vote–
I don’t know. Doesn’t have as strong a say
as we like to think we do, you know?
Totally honest with you,
I voted Yes to independence,
and I was in America. I was in Florida,
and we had a Scottish flag
we were going to hang over the balcony.
And it was pretty devastating
we didn’t get it, but then, I personally–
I didn’t consider myself
a political person
until the past year and a half,
because I didn’t vote at all
in the EU referendum,
only because I didn’t know what it meant.
Straight up, I just didn’t–
wasn’t clued up on it.
And I said this to someone recently,
who said he feared for the future of–
I said, I think that,
as bad as things seem to be, right now,
I think the reaction will be,
you’re going to have a generation
of my age and slightly younger
who are going to be so tuned
and onto this sort of stuff.
So, I am positive because
people are paying attention
when I, myself, wasn’t really.
I knew about the
Scottish Independence one,
but I didn’t know what the EU thing meant,
All the fears that people had
about Scottish independence,
like leaving the EU,
have now come to fruition
without us leaving it in the first place.
I think the case for independence
is stronger than ever.
It would just kill me
if it was to be voted again
and it didn’t go through.
So, yeah, I would like it, why not.
Let’s go for it, man. [laughs]