As ALEX Salmond prepares to put to bed his overinflated ego this Christmas Eve, he would do well to recall a momentous occasion almost a century ago. History was made when British and European soldiers put aside their differences, albeit for a short time, to celebrate their love of family and humanity.
I quote from our Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy: “All night, along the Western Front, they sang, the enemies – carols, hymns, folk songs, anthems, in German, English, French; each battalion choired in its grim trench.”
Mr Salmond, we Scots need and love our neighbours.
SHONA MACRAE PHILIP