Some of these are well known like those in the Basque Country, Catalonia and Flanders. Others are much more surprising -- for example, hands up if you really knew about the Venetian and Bavarian independence movements?
While the movie Braveheart elicits eye rolls in Scotland for its inaccuracies (and marvel at its impact on tourism), William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, two key characters, are central figures in Scottish history.
If Scotland becomes independent it is very possible that we will witness the birth of a Western democracy in which national security is achieved through education and wealth is tied to the well-being of ordinary people. Who among Progressive Mainline Protestants cannot support such ideals?