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Independent states of mind on Scottish nationalism

Unstated: Writers on Scottish Independence. Edited by Scott Hames. Word Power Books, €16.35. Reviewed by Peter Geoghegan.

3rd February, 2013
Alasdair Gray: contends that, since the 1970s, Englishmen and women have been over-represented in the upper echelons of Scottish life. Photo: Getty

Unstated: Writers on Scottish Independence, edited by Scott Hames


Unstated, a collection of works on the theme of Scottish independence, has already caused what Scots would call a stramash. The uproar began in December, just days before the volume was published, when excerpts of Alasdair Gray's contribution, Settlers and Colonists, appeared in the Scottish press.

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