One Scotland many cultures…

Meanwhile over in Scotland, their working Executive has just launched a website aimed at tackling sectarianism/racism amongst young people.

  • Davros

    Mick, from what I can see the site is entirely about Racism.

    “a campaign organised by the Scottish Executive to tackle and eliminate racism in our country”.

    As the row over schools rumbles on in Scotland, I think eliminating Racism AND Sectarianism would take a lot more than a website !

  • maca

    I didn’t realise that “people born in Scotland with Irish parents or grandparents frequently hide their origins as they fear hostility from non-Irish Scots.” Why?

  • Davros

    Neither did I maca. I went out with a Scottish girl in the 70’s who was proud of her Irish parentage and made no attempt to hide it.

  • maca

    I’ve yet to meet a Scot who I didn’t get along with. Admittedly I haven’t met that many.

  • Fraggle

    I lived in Glasgow for three years and i experienced more outright anti-irish racism and sectarianism there than i ever did in england or northern ireland. Being called a ‘f***ing irish peasant’ was one of more momorable occasions. I can understand why some people might have wanted to hide their irish heritage in the past. You can write that off as just being glasgow but it is the biggest city over there. Having said that, I loved Scotland and most of the people are great.

  • maca

    That’s scandalous Fraggle.