Scottish identity is under threat

JOHN Reid (News, 27 April) says that “when Alex Ferguson led an English team to victory in the European Cup did ­anyone doubt that he was Scottish?”

Some years ago, when the Winter Olympics were held in the United States, a Scottish curling team surprisingly defeated the favourites, Canada. This was internationally reported as “England stuns Canada”.

I doubt that many in the international football scene (outside of Scotland) imagine that Ferguson is not English. Our identity is under threat; ask any Scot on holiday abroad.

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Jack Hastie, Kilbarchan