A full house turned out to see Professor Tom Gallagher and broadcaster Archie MacPherson discuss the threat of Scottish nationalism at the latest Scotland in Union event in Glasgow.
Chaired by Professor Jill Stephenson, the event saw the former football commentator quiz Professor Gallagher on his new book Scotland Now: A Warning to the World before taking questions from our supporters.
Among the audience at the Glasgow Art Club was former Chancellor and Better Together Leader Alistair Darling and his wife Margaret.
Professor Gallagher warned that the current Scottish Government was becoming increasing illiberal and the lack of tolerance for diverse thinking in Scotland was harming the country.
Mr MacPherson, who was the lead commentator on Sportscene for many years, attacked the SNP for the heavy-handed approach to the BBC and cautioned against the Scottish Six reforms.
Alastair Cameron, director of Scotland in Union, said:
“This was a very successful event which proves there is real appetite among pro-UK supporters to meet and discuss Scottish politics. The concerns our campaign has about the future direction of Scotland and the constitutional uncertainty created by the nationalists are shared far and wide.
“Our two speakers were thoughtful, compelling and engaging – they are powerful advocates of a more tolerant and progressive Scotland and we look forward to inviting Tom and Archie to Scotland in Union events in the future.
“I would also encourage our supporters to get a copy of Scotland Now, as many did at the event in Glasgow. It’s a great read and challenges many of the myths created by the nationalists.”