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“BRITISH Muslims or Muslim Brits?” Allan Massie (Perspective, 24 July) dramatically highlights the subordinate role of the adjective in current political parlance.

In the context of the Scottish referendum on independence, we might also ask: are we to be independent Scots or Scottish independents, or both? In the multi­cultural context, are we to be Scottish Christians or Christian Scots, or neither? If the former, are we to be independent Christians or Christians in-dependence and, if the latter, upon whom or what?

Ian McLean

Bellwood Road

Milton Bridge