Industrialising Scotland and the Nation: Nationalism, Liberty and Independence

Christopher A. Whatley (Lead / Corresponding author)

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While the Arbroath declaration was evidently little-known beyond a few hundred individuals during the Scottish industrialisation, the principles embodied within it, above all that Scotland was an independent nation and a commitment to national and individual liberty, did have considerable purchase which was expressed in popular poetry and song, above all in the national poet Robert Burns’s much sung “Scots Wha Hae”.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScotland and Arbroath 1320-2020
Subtitle of host publication700 Years of Fighting for Freedom, Sovereignty and Independence
EditorsKlaus Peter Muller
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherPeter Lang
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783631818602, 9783631818619
ISBN (Print)9783631813188
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020


  • Scotland
  • Arbroath
  • Declaration
  • Sovereignty
  • Independence


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