Yes camp’s bile

As many readers of The Scotsman will be aware, the run-up to our referendum was not the magnificent display of democracy at work peddled by the press.

Weeks of intolerance and bile, the misappropriation of the Scottish flag and the suggestion that voting No meant you were not a patriotic Scot made this a truly unpleasant experience for many No voters.

The suggestion that we could not think for ourselves and were instead misled by Westminster scare stories was insulting at best and threatening at worst.

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Fortunately, the silent majority of No voters did not buckle under the unrelenting pressure, and on Thursday true democracy was at work, and in a steely, determined manner the voters went to the polls and gave a
resounding answer that will echo round the world.

Alan Black

Camus Avenue