Should the Scottish Government step back from a post-imperialist conflict that has Rockall to do with us

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John Robertson
Should the Scottish Government step back from a post-imperialist conflict that has Rockall to do with us

I’m stepping out on a limb here, not having the full facts at my disposal, but that’s a nice media metaphor for Scotland’s supposed claims to the island of Rockall, ‘only’ 187 miles west of uninhabited St Kilda and 263 miles from Tory (!) Island in Ireland. The UK claimed it as recently as 1955 and made it part of Scotland in 1972. The fishing waters around the island are disputed and were yesterday at the centre of a media…

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John Robertson
Should the Scottish Government step back from a post-imperialist conflict that has Rockall to do with us