As anyone who is Scottish or indeed lives or works in Scotland will tell you the armed forces mean a vast amount to us up here and I don't just mean employment at RAF bases or naval bases(singular!), the pride in our infantry regiments is without question, witness the campaign that saved the Argylls in the '70's (only for them to go under recently as part of a 'super regiment' like most of the army) equally any thing to do with 45 CDO is well reported in the popular press as is anything to do with Leuchars, Lossiemouth or Kinloss. This is all very visible in the Daily Record, Scottish Sun, Scotsman, Glasgow Herald etc. Was at Musselburgh races last weekend and the Royal Regiment of Scotland were there recruiting in force with band and parachute displays. It annoys me to see articles like the above which are not the majority or even a small minority opinion up here. Got angry reading a similar article 2 weeks ago in the Sunday Herald in which a group of secondary pupils had set up an 'anti-military' recruiting group, same old argument in my book, who the hell do these idiots and the people who advise them think defends them and gives them the right to complain in the first place?? The pride in Scotlands contribution to Britains military history is unquestionable among the vast majority of the population and reasonates throughout life up here a fact that annoys the Mr Salmond more than he would care to admit.