SCOT­LAND THE BRAVE

Grazia (UK) - - And Finally -

The ar­ti­cle ‘Be­ing from the North still holds me back’ (29 Oc­to­ber) re­ally res­onated. I’m from Glas­gow, but have lived in Lon­don for seven years. As a char­tered sur­veyor, I work in an en­vi­ron­ment al­most en­tirely pop­u­lated by peo­ple from Lon­don and the Home Coun­ties. Over the years, I’ve ex­pe­ri­enced so much prej­u­dice against my Scot­tish back­ground. Com­ments about my ‘ im­pos­si­ble to un­der­stand’ ac­cent and Scot­land be­ing ‘ down at heel’ are com­mon. My hus­band (from New Zealand) even has to lis­ten to it from work mates when he men­tions he is vis­it­ing my fam­ily in Scot­land! I hope some peo­ple read the fea­ture and re­flect on their be­hav­iour. Becca

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