Pro-UK Slogans and Designs based on our "Scotland Makes Britain" Theme
Alistair McConnachie explains the thinking behind the "Scotland Makes Britain…" series of photographs and slogans, which we gather together on this page:
Separatists always petulantly demand to know, "What is Britain doing for Scotland?" They will talk about the Union not delivering for Scotland. They frame it as if it is a one-way relationship where Scotland has no responsibility to contribute to the partnership.
However, unionists understand that – like all good relationships – we get out of it what we put into it. Therefore, we ask, "What is Scotland doing, and what can it do in the future for the greater good of Britain?" What can we, in Scotland, do for the Union? How can we use Scotland to make things better for everyone in Britain?
Essentially, the Nationalist Frame is "What is Britain doing for Scotland?" Our Unionist Frame is, "What is Scotland doing for Britain?"
That is the way our ancestors looked upon it. They didn't ask what Britain was doing for Scotland. They asked what Scotland was doing for Britain. It was that way of looking at things which made Britain Great. That's how we can look upon it again.
The phrase "Scotland Makes Britain" is a meaningful phrase in itself. It is saying that Scotland is intrinsic to Britain, that Scotland creates Britain; and it follows that without Scotland, there would be no Britain – in any sense other than geographic.
The series is very positive in its bold statements which are both pro-Scotland and pro-Britain.
It encourages us to understand the value and importance of what Scotland has contributed in the past, what we continue to contribute today, and what we can contribute in the future, to the overall Big Picture of Britain.
Separatists use Scotland's ability to talk up Scotland out of and against Britain. We use Scotland's ability to talk up Scotland in and for Britain.
This series encourages people to see the relationship from that positive angle – where Scotland is using its vast ability and talent to contribute to the greater good of all the United Kingdom.
Distribution Guidance: These images, and slogans, are copyright to Alistair McConnachie and A Force For Good. Nevertheless, we encourage people to distribute them freely on social media providing credit is given as follows: "Pic and slogan courtesy of http://www.aForceForGood.org.uk"
Please note, however, that if you are a Campaigning Organisation which is commissioning ideas, or if you are a PR Company or related business, which has been commissioned to work in this field, and you would like to use any of these Images or Slogans in any medium, to promote the pro-UK campaign, then please contact Alistair McConnachie for permission and rates.
"Scotland Makes Britain Adventurous" Photo by Alistair McConnachie. Designed and published by Alistair McConnachie on 13 December 2013 on the date in 1721 when Alexander Selkirk died.
"Scotland Makes Britain Knowledgeable" Photo by Alistair McConnachie. Designed and published by Alistair McConnachie on 6 December 2013 on the date in 1768 when the first issue of the Encyclopedia Britannica was published in Edinburgh.
"Scotland Makes Britain Explore" Photo by Alistair McConnachie. Designed and published by Alistair McConnachie on 10 November 2013 on the anniversary of the date when Henry Morton Stanley met Dr David Livingstone on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, in 1871.
"Scotland Makes Britain Cuddly" Photo by Alistair McConnachie. Designed and published by Alistair McConnachie on 14 September 2013.
"Scotland Makes Britain Fashionable." Photo by Alistair McConnachie. Designed and published by Alistair McConnachie on 28th August 2013, on the date of the 1934 birth of John Stephen.
"Scotland Makes Britain Industrious". Photo by Alistair McConnachie. Designed and published by Alistair McConnachie on 15th July 2013
"Scotland Makes Britain Think". Photo by Alistair McConnachie. Designed and published by Alistair McConnachie on 11th July 2013
"Scotland Makes Britain Sail". Photo by Alistair McConnachie. Designed and published by Alistair McConnachie on 10th July 2013
"Scotland Makes Britain Free". Photo by Alistair McConnachie. Designed and published by Alistair McConnachie on 8th July 2013
"Scotland Makes Britain Imagine". Photo by Alistair McConnachie. Designed and published by Alistair McConnachie on 5th July 2013
"Scotland Makes Britain Winning!" Photo by Alistair McConnachie, George Square, Glasgow, 14 September 2012. Designed and published by Alistair McConnachie on 1st July 2013
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