Porridge and oats specialists, Stoats, has just been named as Scotland’s 1 000th Living Wage-accredited employer. There are around 3 500 across the UK with 28% of them in Scotland.
This 8% of the population but a bigger percentage of something else is becoming, I insist, a meme in this blog. See, for example:
Most of the other 8% stories are about the economy so not too relevant to this one which is a return to a theme I’ve talked about before – are enough Scots different enough in their political and other values to identify as different enough to run their own country ?
The above two reports say Yes to me. Here are some others:
58 000 baby boxes to help increase life chances and now Scotland will be the first country in the world to provide free sanitary products to ‘end period poverty’. This is the kind of country I want to live in.
Remember, I’m not saying we’re all nicer than all the English. I know, from personal experience, some really nasty Scots and some absolutely lovely English. We’re talking about more communitarian values being more widely held in Scotland, even in its Tories (!), than elsewhere and that being reflected in statistics and in political policy-making by our leaders too.
Changed days from when we proudly said of our fighting abilities – Wha’s like us? Damn few and they’re a’ deid!