Caroline Gray, currently visiting researcher in Basque politics at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), was invited to give a talk to staff and students on Scotland and its upcoming referendum. The event was held on 12th May and organised by Ludger Mees, Professor of Contemporary History at the University of the Basque Country. Caroline gave a quick tour of Scottish and British history in order to situate the rise of Scottish nationalism since the mid twentieth century within the historical context of the evolution of Unionism and Britishness. This was followed by an outline of the main debates and prospects ahead of the Scottish Independence Referendum on 18th September 2014. Caroline pointed to parallels and contrasts between Scotland and the cases of the Basque Country and Catalonia in Spain, which were then discussed further in a question and answer session. Thanks to all who attended for their contribution and to UPV/EHU for the invitation.
Watch and listen to Caroline’s presentation here:
Click here to download the powerpoint slides in pdf format: