Scottish kitsch

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It is easy to sympathise with Fordyce Maxwell (30 November) in his lament over the amount of kitsch used to promote Scotland and its products. However, whatever we think of it, it is there, as it has been since we can remember, because people furth of Scotland buy it, either as advertising or as kilted dolls to take home as souvenirs. It is likely that other nations dislike the concentration on their perceived icons as promotional material as much as we do.

And there remains the question: if not that, what?

RJ McLEAN

Cove, Farnborough

Hampshire