The above map of unattributed origin is currently high on the reddit r/scotland thread.
It’s a stunning illustration of how different Scotland is becoming, post-devolution.
Regular readers will know that this is a theme returned to here, now and again.
On May 11th, I wrote:
In the Herald today from William Loneskie of Lauder:
The Labour Party was founded on the principle that working people of all countries have more in common than divides them. The problems of workers in Glasgow are exactly those of workers in Leeds. Mr Stenton claims that Scots think differently from English. Rubbish. We speak the same international language, obey the same laws, do the same type of work, worry about the cost of living crisis in equal measure, watch the same television, take the same type of holidays, and so on.https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/20128857.letters-end-myth-scots-think-differently-english/
Loneskie is a regular in the media posting conservative rebuttals of the case for independence. The UK Union Voice loved this tweet in September 2019:
His letter reminds me of another once-regular theme here – are Scots different? While I recognise that we have Tories too, fascists even, I think in behaviour there is something in the form of a stronger, not complete, tendency toward leftist politics and collectivist values here.
See this evidence:
Only in Scotland! ‘A review of small country’s approaches to public policy reform in response to economic, demographic and other pressures found that only in Scotland could this ‘golden thread’ be so clearly discerned’
And this from from January 2020:
From the Scottish Government News site today:
‘Young carers going through the immigration process will be able to apply for the Scottish Government’s Young Carer Grant without fear of it risking their immigration status. The change comes following lengthy discussions between the Scottish and UK Governments to amend Home Office regulations. With a payment of £300 the Young Carer Grant helps improve the quality of life for 16, 17 and 18-year-olds who spend an average of 16 hours caring for someone who receives a disability benefit. The Young Carer Grant was introduced in 2019 with an expected investment of £600,000 from the Scottish Government in 2019/20. Current regulations state that due to Home Office restrictions, young carers who are subject to immigration control are not eligible to receive the grant’
This list all needs a bit of pruning and tidying but maybe later. We’re an untidy people?