Two cultured responses to Scottish independencemain
The Harry Potter author J K Rowling today donated a million pounds to the Better Together campaign that seeks to persuade voters to reject independence in the September referendum.
The violinist Nicola Benedetti is releasing an album, titled ‘Homecoming – A Scottish Fantasy’. The title and timing cannot be a coincidence.
One artist’s response is pragmatic, the other romantic. Together they represent a dichotomy of head and heart that politicians are forcing voters to pull apart. It is an uncomfortable moment in British history.