Twitter media platform used to express aspirations for open, tolerant nation
PEOPLE living in Scotland have been tweeting in favour of an open and tolerant society following a week that saw unprecedented xenophobic rhetoric and policy pronouncements at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham.
Under the hastag #WeAreScotland individuals took to the online platform twitter to express their varied cultural roots and how Scotland as a society has made them feel welcome.
The online trend started in response to an SNP tweet in which Nicola Sturgeon denounced anti-immigrant sentiment and follows a week where the post Brexit UK Government under Theresa May has taken a more strident line on immigration and foreign workers, hoping to shift the political centre ground in England to the right.
CommonSpace presents a list of the best of #WeAreScotland.
— EdinburghWestern SNP (@EDWESTERNSNP) October 7, 2016
— Omar عُمَرْ (@Om3zii) October 7, 2016
I moved here in 1999 from America. To me it felt like home immediately. Look forward to the day I have a Scottish passport. #WeAreScotland
— Melissa Iacone (@meljomur) October 7, 2016
Born in Kazakhstan, raised in Germany, proud to be living in Scotland. We're all Jock Tamson's bairns. #WeAreScotland
— Christina Goebel (@goebel_C) October 7, 2016
— Dr Tanja Bueltmann (@cliodiaspora) October 7, 2016
It doesn't matter whether you came here with St Columba or you've been here a month. This is your home and #WeAreScotland.
— Gary Dunion (@garydunion) October 7, 2016
When the kids from various backgrounds grow up together, they begin to share a future together. #WeAreScotland
— Fuad Alakbarov (@DrAlakbarov) October 7, 2016
Born in England but I'm at home in Scotland. Stunning architecture, welcoming people, incredible history, richly diverse #WeAreScotland
— Clare (@flame_55) October 7, 2016
My mother is from Scotland, my father from Pakistan. #WeAreScotland and we will oppose Tory racism.
— Jonathon Shafi (@Jonathon_Shafi) October 7, 2016
Scottish born are keening souls soaring like empty crisp packets in the gale, settling like leaves upon puddles. Fish paste. #WeAreScotland
— Glaswegian Yoko Ono (@YokoOnoGlasgow) October 7, 2016
I'm Italian but Scottish by choice. Scotland is the place I want to call home for the rest of my life. #WeAreScotland
— Marcel (@mllcnt97) October 7, 2016
It doesn't matter where you come from. We just want to work together and build a fair country for us all. #WeAreScotland
— Neymair (@RafaelMac7) October 7, 2016
Check out #WeAreScotland. This is what a fearless, forward-looking, inclusive country looks like.
— Samuel West (@exitthelemming) October 7, 2016
Picture courtesy of SNP
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