I’VE been a great fan of The Proclaimers. Their lyrics often reflected my own views and experience of Scotland’s history and culture. After all, what’s not to like? I went to school in Leith; I was born and grew up within walking distance of Easter Road and often walked that walk. The Famous Five are a real memory as well as a legend. I went to Fife to find a wife. As a youngster I even wrote Letters from America.

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But I couldn’t bring myself to cast a vote for someone to be allowed to return to a workplace where he has admitted he has behaved inappropriately. Where guidance was reportedly given that he shouldn’t be left alone with female staff members. Our Scottish Parliament should provide a comfortable and safe working environment for all.

I am not a member of any political party but if the price of independence is a vote for a party that ignores the right of people to work free from embarrassment or intimidation in the seat of our democracy, I think that is too high a price to pay. I’m disappointed that the Reid brothers don’t seem to agree with that.

F Harkness
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