posted on May, 30 2019 @ 07:27 AM
a reply to: Freeborn
they are a part of scotland and have been since the 15th century so I dont see them breaking away any time soon
they like the rest of scotland have to go by what the majority vote is , and if Scotland votes on its independence and gets it then they have to
accept it just like everyone else has to accept votes !
I would respect their right to self determination however the fact of the matter is the islands belong to the people of Scotland and would be a
referendum on them being independent is a decision that belongs to all scots surely!
the Shetland Movement gained popularity in the late 80's but didnt take off as they didnt win any seats !
They queried independence as a crown state if Scotland became independent in 2013 a committee was set up to look into the decentralisation of power
from Scottish parliament to the three protected island constituencies
however I don't think the islands would really break away from Scotland or at least they would have as a difficult time of it as Scotland has breaking
away from the current Union!
They can do as they please they still need to get the votes and haven't got much of a movement going to separate from Scotland or the rest of the UK
Its a hard one to call , Im not sure how it all works out with islands and governments
probably like how the Isle of Mann is separate crown state ?
In any case the point of my post was to highlight that the recent EU vote has been flagged as what would likely happen in a general election and
another indy ref !
unanimously vote SNP in most regions winning the majority seats , the last result was a record breaker for politics in the UK for the SNP