The 2014 Referendum on Scottish Independence

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The 2014 Referendum on Scottish Independence

Published on September 05 2014


According to Scottish National Party leader, Alex Salmond, 2014 is a good year for an independence referendum in Scotland as it marks its 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn.  In this battle, Robert the Bruce led the Scots to a decisive victory over the English forces under King Edward II. This year, two forces compete in the electoral arena and are trying to persuade Scots to maintain the Union or create an independent Scottish state.  This symposium looks at the historical background of Scottish relations with the UK, the politics of the referendum and independence, and the ways that the political debate are reflected in contemporary culture.  Open to the public and the Brock community alike, this promises to be an informative and stimulating day.  This symposium was generously supported by the Council for Research in the Social Sciences (CRISS).

WHEN: Friday, September 12, 2014, 9:00am-4:00pm
WHERE: Sankey Chamber
CONTACT: Paul Hamilton