Treaty of Union Articles

by Random Scottish History in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Treaty of Union Articles
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On 31st October 2019 we successfully raised £5,218 with 276 supporters in 34 days

I feel the information gleaned from the Treaty of Union research is too important not to be shared on varying formats for accessibility.

by Random Scottish History in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

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The more money raised the more copies will  be made available and the more formats will be covered. Kindle and hard copies are easy go-tos but there's also the option of an audiobook edition should we raise enough to cover the fees.

I was set on the path to exploring Scotland's place within it's union with England by author, David Taylor. The idea was to try to find those who were in favour of the union but felt they had a duty to make it a more equal union by solving varying grievances the population had from the time of its signing.

The easiest go-to for the information was the British press for articles, op-eds and correspondence. And, jings, did they deliver! From issues of political apathy in the first half-century post-union, calls for a home militia, to comparisons with Ireland after their entering the union in 1801, over-taxation and centralisation are recurring issues creating a pervasive feeling of unfairness in how each country was individually treated within the unions. There was one main article in particular that grabbed people's attention, however, which I titled the 'Financial Cost to Scotland of the Union.' It's written by Harry Gow and lays out the figures in black and white leading us to believe nothing much has changed since it was written in 1891.

I had folk contacting me after the information was published agreeing with my thoughts on how important the information was and I felt it was restrictive in being available online only. I personally know at least 4 people who don't receive their information from online sources and it was for those like them that I felt a hard copy publication should be produced.

Random Scottish History is an unfunded website undertaken by myself for the sake of getting the information out there as fast as I'm able. It's an entirely voluntary contribution to, what I hope will be, our country's positive future. I feel we won't get there unless we have access to and knowledge of our own history and we're finally able to base our decisions on the lessons learned from our past wins and losses. I hope this is project helps us to that end.


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Obtain a copy of the Treaty of Union articles.

The crowdfunder is for the sole purpose of getting as many copies, in as many formats as possible, published and distributed of this important information. Every subscriber will receive a hard copy in the post if postal address is given and credit within the publication itself. Let me know if you'd like a copy in an alternative format and I'll do my best to accommodate your request.

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Treaty of Union Articles & Print

Subscribers with receive a copy of the limited edition Treaty of Union Articles as well as an A4 canvas print of the Cover Art.

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