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them of no interest to us? I doubt if our children will want to make that distinction and neither should the history they are taught in Scottish schools. I have long had my own gripe over the teaching of history, which is that it is still perfectly possible for a child to leave a Scottish school and know virtually nothing of the social and economic forces that created the place in which he or she lives whether a depopulated Highland glen or a scarred industrial landscape. But since little of that would fit into "the prism of the national question", it will continue to be ignored. Instead, we are being edged towards a version of events that accords with the false doctrine of a permanent "national question".
But then I noticed the press release last month from Alex Salmond about the scheme to give grants to schools wanting to organise visits to First World War battlefields and I was reminded of the history teachers' concerns. Was it really necessary for the First Minister's entire press release to avoid the use of the word "British" and to refer Green Air Force 1 Low only to "the sacrifices made by the many thousands of Scots and those fighting for Scottish battalions during the First World War"? Are the sacrifices of those who fought alongside Air Force One High Flax
great Scottish events of the 20th century or perhaps a rather grubby footnote?Leap forward to the poll tax "landmark" and its claimed role (and remember this is still being fed to puzzled prospective tourists on the VisitScotland website) in "reviving the Scottish independence movement". In fact, at the subsequent general election, the SNP failed to increase its vote or improve on the three seats it already held. The only party to gain a Scottish seat in 1992 Nike Air Force 1 Womens Low
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Having paid for it as taxpayers, surely we are entitled to know who wrote this rubbish and who approved the content before its appearance in the name of VisitScotland? Ms Ferguson should persist. Historical revisionism in the Scottish schools curriculum is also well worth the watching. Last year, the Scottish Association of History Teachers expressed concerns about changes being made under the Curriculum for Excellence, leading to "a parochial view of history" and a built in prejudice against the British dimensions that have helped shape our society. It quoted the way in which the First World War is to be taught as an example. This was met with indignant denials from ministers of any political agenda being involved unprovable one way or another in the short term.
lled, normal service resumed. With a Tory standing, the anti Labour vote in Motherwell and Wishaw split two ways and the Labour candidate was returned with a thumping majority. Having had that explained to them, do VisitScotland still regards the brief sojourn of Dr MacIntyre at Westminster as one of the Black Air Force 1 Mid
were the Tories!So, as well as being wildly out of place on a tourism website, this partisan political tract is also downright inaccurate. Like all propaganda, it offers a version of history that suits the self image of its political puppet masters.
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