Scotland the what?


Flower of Scotland, the anti-English hate song, is seriously damaging Scotland’s reputation abroad, reinforcing the image of the Jock as a moaning-faced get, anti-English, anti-everything that wasn’t born here and anti-everything else that happens to spring to mind at that time.  Bastards the lot of ‘em!

Incredibly, some politically motivated asshat at Holyrood has decreed that our Commonwealth Team will sing this as the “Official”  (can you have Official in inverted commas?) Scottish National Anthem.  FFS! Are they effing mental?  Flower of Scotland is a song about ethnic cleansing.  ETHNIC CLEANSING and our pasty faced, carrot topped heroes in kilts are going to be singing this to the largest gathering of ethnic minorities in one place on the planet.  Just as well they’re not English, eh? Bastards the lot of ‘em!

Now, call me stupid if you will, but if I sang the Sash at Ibrox, I would be charged by the police and quite rightly so.  BUT! The same Government who brought in that legislation are now actively encouraging me to sing the Jockanese equivalent of the sash at every sporting event, regardless of the appropriateness thereof. Bastards the lot of ‘em.

It is just plain wrong, wrong, wrong.  We are going to be the laughing stock of the World at yet another Commonwealth Games – this time before they have even got out of their tracksuits!


Let us all sing Scotland the Brave instead.  There is nothing but joy and pride in those lyrics.  Nothing about sending anyone homewards (can’t you just hear it now, I’m 3rd generation English, this is my home!) nothing about thinking again.  Thank fcuk for that, because every time they think again they come up here and pan our melts in.

Here’s the lyrics, I dare you to disagree. Remember the pipe music that accompanies these is upbeat and lively, not the mournful dirge that FoS has become:

Scotland the Brave

Hark when the night is falling
Hear! Hear the pipes are calling,
Loudly and proudly calling,
Down thro’ the glen.
There where the hills are sleeping,
Now feel the blood a-leaping,
High as the spirits of the old Highland men.

Towering in gallant fame,
Scotland my mountain hame,
High may your proud standards gloriously wave,
Land of my high endeavour,
Land of the shining river,
Land of my heart for ever,
Scotland the brave.

High in the misty Highlands,
Out by the purple islands,
Brave are the hearts that beat
Beneath Scottish skies.
Wild are the winds to meet you,
Staunch are the friends that greet you,
Kind as the love that shines from fair maiden’s eyes.

Towering in gallant fame,
Scotland my mountain hame,
High may your proud standards gloriously wave,
Land of my high endeavour,
Land of the shining river,
Land of my heart for ever,
Scotland the brave.

Far off in sunlit places,
Sad are the Scottish faces,
Yearning to feel the kiss
Of sweet Scottish rain.
Where tropic skies are beaming,
Love sets the heart a-dreaming,
Longing and dreaming for the homeland again.

Towering in gallant fame,
Scotland my mountain hame,
High may your proud standards gloriously wave,
Land of my high endeavour,
Land of the shining river,
Land of my heart for ever,
Scotland the brave.


Flower of Scotland is still a good song, it’s just not appropriate for an event when we are trying to “sell” Scotland to the rest of the World.  The main reason it is offensive is because it’s supposed to be and, of course, some might think that we should be offensive a bit more often – after all these damn colonials have got a bloody cheek, sponging off Her Maj’s honour and having the damn temerity to beat us at just about every sport we have invented, including warfighting which was always one of my favourites, they don’t like it up ‘em you know! Bastards the lot of ‘em.

But there is a time and place for offense.  That time is naturally anytime we are playing the English at absolutely anything.

But only when it is JUST the English involved and absolutely NEVER AT THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES!

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  • Couldn’t agree more. I have been teaching in South Africa all summer in township schools and was chastised by one of my 14 year old students when we taught each other anthems of our countries. South Africa’s anthem, post apartheid, is about bringing all cultures and people together. Scotland’s is about keeping anyone different out. Wise words from a young girl.

    • Ethnic Cleansing?In Alba?I’m all for it.No,not the death camps,etc.
      However,Caledonia (or Alba as it’s always been to me) for the very first time in its history,is on the precipice of eventually becoming a truly sovereign,united,and free (for us all) nation.
      Our history shows that we’re pockmarked with Roman/Viking/Norman-English invasions,as well as settlement by Eireannan and Norse tribal settlements.Top it off with what the English did to our people before and after 1745,and you may say we’ve “been royally done.”
      Lowlanders,Highlanders,Great Islesmen,Islelanders,Orkneys- we’ve a chance to unite as never before.But immigrants?They have no vested interest in our antecedents.They aren’t bound to the soil of our native land as we are- we’ve been here since before Britain was separated from Continental Europe,archeoligists confirm.That’s not something an immigrant landing here for work/dole purposes feels in their heart,mind,and soul.
      Alba for Albans;I feel it neccessary to un-invite immigration to all,except for those of Scottish heritage,ex-pats,specialist workers from Western Europe,amnesty for those charged with misdemeanors who wish to return.As well,I feel those who’ve immigrated from Eastern countries should be “head-taxed”for each individual that’s added to their original family number (I address new births),as from observation these people do not practice planned parenthood or the swelling seven billion population on the planet seems to be of no concern to them.
      Racist,yes I am.But one who is a proud Alban;I dont believe in excessive oppression,however,to retain our identity as Albans some strict policies and legal measures would need to be implemented.”Royal is our race.”Soar Alba!Scotland for Scots,not Sussenaich.
      Warmest regards,
      Ceanag Aodh Buch,M.Sc.,(Physics),Ph.D.

      • The more the likes of Max Hastings says daft things like we are paynig for the Scots and their free care for the elderly and free university places for Scottish young people, the faster we speed towards Max Hastings having an England free of the yoke of us Scots. I will be helping free England by voting for Scottish Independence.

  • … and what about watching Braveheart, the alleged film, after you’re sick of Flower of Scotland. I mean, what is it with so many of my fellow Scots that they emotionally attach themselves to this tawdry, door and violent piece of tartanised Hollywood cod-history, full of misogyny, homophobia, anti-English rascism? (oh… and it ends up it wiz us whit did it tae oorselves onyhow when ‘we’ betrayed him)

    Oooh! I feel better for that :-)

    • “Harkins”?A Sassenach’s name for certain.Get the hell outta Alba,ye whingy wimp!

  • Flower of Scotland is about the war for independence. There’s no mention of ethnic cleansing. Whereas “our” national anthem God Save the Queen talks of rebellious scots to crush, although this is no longer included.

  • This article is wrong on so many levels.

    ‘Those days are gone now, and in the Past , they must remain’

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