The big tent of an independent Scotland has space for a national church, according to the government’s education secretary. Mike Russell MSP spoke with University of Edinburgh divinity professor Mona Siddiqui about Scotland’s religious future on Wednesday, 7 May 2014. The choice of the secretary is not an idiosyncratic one: Russell’s current brief gives him responsibility for Scotland’s denominational schools; and whilst at Edinburgh, he studied theology at New College.
In an effort to broaden the debate, we've asked two prominent figures in Scottish arts and culture to address the theme How could a Yes or a No vote help Scotland cope better with the future? In this feature, sci-fi writer Ken MacLeod and musician Pat Kane will present their cases. Ken's argument for a no vote is below.