Alba Responds To Attacks On Robert The Bruce Video
Responding to attacks on the ALBA campaign video featuring Scots Actor and Director Angus MacFadyen as Robert the Bruce, which in less than 24 hours has already been viewed 195,000 times on Twitter.
ALBA Party Leader and Former First Minister Alex Salmond said:
"Every member of the Tartan Army or Rugby enthusiast views Scotland's victory at Bannockburn as a source of national pride. These attacks from our opponents on our campaign video show scant regard for the history of Scotland. People who decry a nation's history will never address a nation's future. If "Scotland in the Union" had been around in the early Fourteenth century they would have been advocating victory for the Plantagenets.
“Our video featuring one of Scotland's finest actors and directors, Angus MacFadyen, who has himself played Robert the Bruce, twice, is a timely reminder that while his depiction is ever so slightly tongue in cheek it still makes a very serious point.
"As Angus has himself said: "It is the “sma folk” or people power who hold the key to Scotland’s future. That was fact in 1314. It is true in 2021.”
"By giving their List vote to ALBA to achieve an Independence Supermajority it is the people of Scotland who can once again win our freedom and send Boris Johnson as the new 'Hammer of the Scots' homewards to think again.”