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Scots Catholics of Irish descent no longer live in fear of independence

Gerard O’Regan

Published 21/02/2014 | 02:30

Alex Salmond, leader of the Scottish National Party, and driving force behind the pro-independence movement. PA
Alex Salmond, leader of the Scottish National Party, and driving force behind the pro-independence movement. PA

'Skye got their preparations for the new season off to an encouraging start, with a 2-0 victory over Beauly, in Saturday's Thomas Ferguson Memorial Cup match in Portree.

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"For Skye, John MacLeod had to do without Kenny Campbell and Neil MacVicar, while Roger Cormack's Beauly travelled west without Dougie Blain, Scott MacLeod, and Sean Stewart.''

These are indeed some flavourful sentences, reflecting the musicality of Scottish surnames, as part of a shinty match report, in the current edition of the 'West Highland Free Press'. In September, the Campbells, the McVicars, and the MacLeods, will have an opportunity to vote in an historic referendum which would allow Scotland become an independent country, cutting the umbilical cord which has tied it to England, London, and Westminster, for so long.

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