Scotland was brutally reminded of its colonial status in 1737 and a similar response might be exacted again following today’s events in Glasgow

The Porteous Affair 1737/38 The affair brought Scots of all political persuasions together under the “Patriot” banner to protest against Whig government abuse and disrespect of Scottish legal and political autonomy. It began in the spring of 1736 when two habitual burglars were done for breaking and entering and robbing the Collector of Customs building … Continue reading Scotland was brutally reminded of its colonial status in 1737 and a similar response might be exacted again following today’s events in Glasgow