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  • College Admissions Essay: My Passion For Politics

    My passion for politics started when I was 12 years old, after I started noticing things on television concerning Scottish Independence. I saw the independence referendum as a chance for me to speak out about how I wanted my future to be, regardless of whether I would get to vote or not (which obviously, I wouldn’t). What I did not know though, is that just researching about Scottish and British Politics would cause me to branch out to other countries politics and become more aware social and economic problems my country and I would be facing in the future. The time and place as to when I decided that politics was ‘my thing’, is unknown to me. I feel like I have always been involved somehow, when in reality I haven’t. When I started seeing things on TV about how Scottish public were going have to vote in a referendum concerning its future within the UK, I was immediately intrigued. I started off by seeing how the people around me were going to vote and then finally how I wanted my future to look and…

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  • The First Minister (FM) In The Scottish Parliament

    he First Minister (FM) in Scotland is the head of the Scottish cabinet and has responsibility for the formulation, development and presentation of Scottish government policy. These roles- and numerous additional ones- indicate that the FM does, in fact, play an important roles within the Scottish Parliament. This essays main focus will be to evaluate the FM's importance; specifically, his importance in regards to decision making within the parliament and consequently within Scotland itself. The…

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  • Scottish Devolution Case Study

    L01 Increasingly in recent times there have been questions raised as to whether the interests of the Scottish people would be better served closer to home. Some have argued for greater legislative powers to be transferred to Holyrood, whilst others instead see separation from the Union as being the key to meeting the needs of the people. This essay will examine these issues and more surrounding the governance of Scotland. When looking at what events were pivotal on the road to Scottish…

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  • Scottish Music Influence

    Modern Scottish Music and its Influences Scottish music makes one think of bagpipes, men in kilts and the ever-present question: is there anything on under that kilt? That question will go unanswered. Instead, the music tradition will be discovered. Are there any outside influences responsible for changes in the music? Something else to consider is the geography of the country. The mainland country of Scotland is considered a part of the island of Great Britain. The north-west region of Scotland…

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  • Essay On Scottish Enlightenment

    Roy Porter has discussed the Scottish Enlightenment in these terms and in his own words, spliced ‘Scottish thinkers into the British story as a whole’. The historiography suggests many scholars and historians consider the Scottish Enlightenment to be a consequence of closer association with England and more specifically as a direct result of the Union of Crowns in 1707. Many key figures of the Enlightenment were born or were educated in Scotland, and Scotland’s contribution to the world is…

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  • Essay On Selkie Monologue

    I had swam into the hidden undersea cave that contained my human clothing. Last evening I’d had a vision; I would find my lifemate in the area above the sea caves. I needed to find her as my vision of the woman, was too strong to disregard. She’d been a well-built sturdy young Scot lass with sparkling green eyes and long dark auburn hair which flows to her waist. I had seen her in my dream, dancing at the local Highland Gathering. The young woman of my dream was my destiny. My name’s…

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  • Community Education

    In community education there is also often a responsibility with working with poor or disadvantaged communities and this stems from the mid 1900s when reforms began in relation to health, housing and government and people responding to and supporting the voice of the poor admist these reforms. In Part 1 of the Scottish Executive Guidance for Community Learning and Development there is a section which reads ‘In many parts of Scotland poverty and disadvantage are concentrated in particular…

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  • Lewis Grassic Gibbon's Sunset Song (1932)

    Lewis Grassic Gibbon was the pseudonym of James Leslie Mitchell (1901-1935). Born of peasant ancestry, Gibbon was an active socialist and writer at work during the Scottish Renaissance of the early to mid twentieth century alongside such contemporaries as Neil M. Gunn (1891-1973) and Hugh MacDiarmid (1892-1978). The author 's careful employment of stream-of-consciousness technique, the Scots idiom and social realism have marked this particular text out as one of the most innovative and defining…

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  • Role Of Evil In Macbeth

    ‘Macbeth and Lady Macbeth commit monstrous acts, but they are not monsters. Discuss.’ ‘Fate’ and ‘Ambition’ are the two keys components that drive the play Macbeth forward. In terms of plot and characterization, the two powerful characters Macbeth and Lady Macbeth take fate into their hands to reach towards their goals which lead to a series of misfortunes and sins which turns them from an ambitious person into a monster. The play starts with the three witches quoting, ‘Fair is foul, and foul…

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  • What Are The Advantages Of The Act Of Trade Union

    In 1707, The Act of Union forged the nation of Great Britain. This joined the English and Scottish Parliaments into the British Parliament centered in London. The Union promised Scots unhindered access to English markets and colonies. The possibility of economic benefit through trade was a significant pro-union sentiment, expressed best by a Commissioner of Scottish Parliament: This nation is behind all other nations of Europe, for many years, with respect to the effects of an extended trade.…

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