Mudcat Café message #3976499 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4984   Message #3976499
Posted By: GUEST,Miranda
13-Feb-19 - 09:46 AM
Thread Name: The Flower of Scotland
Subject: RE: The Flower of Scotland
Yeah I love Flower of Scotland too; it's the kind of song that makes your hair stand on end.

As an anthem it's supposed to be a "this is Scotland, hear us roar" kind of song and it's great at doing that, especially when Ronnie Browne belts it out, but some people don't want it to be and I'm still not to sure why. So is it a lament? Is it a hymn? Is it anti-English?

Anyhow, bringing this up because it's still not Scotland's anthem and I have no idea why not. Maybe it could be like Sweden where they agree that "Du Gamla Du Fria" shouldn't be an anthem by law and it's better if it were an anthem by tradition but why not just make Flower of Scotland the anthem already?

(I'm sorry if this is a bit of a strange question, I'm not from the UK.)