Scots and class

Hae a swatch at this, fowks. “The working and middle classes are the most likely to speak Scots or broad Scots English, rather than “talking properly” like the upper-middle and upper class. Since the days of David Hume, Scots have taken elocution lessons in order to participate in the British imperial project….Anglicisation is vital to climbing the class ladder in Scotland”.

Scotland, Class and NationAlistair Davidson on the hysteria of the Scottish establishment in the face of political uprising. Too often, debates about class and Scottish nationhood are polarised. Either Scottish independence is a pan-class end-in-itself, a view that was associated with the old SNP centre and particularly traditionalists such as Winnie Ewing, or nationalism of any kind is a…

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