(The 'Auld Acquaintance Cairn' at Gretna: Like Stones in a Cairn, every Individual has a Vital Place.)
This is the twelfth article in our series "12 Ways to Strengthen the Union and Stop Scottish Separation". Our final point is directed specifically towards each of us. Here are some ways we, as individuals, can strengthen the Union and keep Britain together.
6 WAYS EACH OF US CAN HELP to RAISE THE PROFILE of BRITISHNESS IN SCOTLAND
We've spoken about the importance of Building up Britishness in Scotland. Here's some simple ways we can do that, as individuals...
1. Speak Up!
In conversation, just saying things like, "No, I don't want us to break up. I'm British. I like the UK. I believe in the UK. I'm for the UK. I want us to stay together", can be very powerful.
You don't need to go into it in any more depth than that if you don't want to, or don't fully understand all the complicated economic arguments. It's sufficient that you let them know that you believe in Britain, and remind them that there are other people who don't think like them!
It is a fact that most Scottish Nationalists live in a complete bubble, insulated from pro-UK people. They never get to hear such things, or see such people, in real life! (And no, we're not joking!)
2. Wear the Flag
This is about increasing the visibility of British Symbolism in Scotland in order to remind people that Scotland is British and British it Shall Remain! You don't have to walk down the street carrying a Union Jack on a pole. You can simply wear an overt, or subtl