Born Under a Union Flag is a collection of contributions by a range of people from the worlds of football, politics, academia and literature. The book addresses a variety of tensions involved in Rangers Football Club and the Scottish independence debate. Harry Reid, for instance, offers an overview of Rangers in Scottish society, exploring its connections with Unionism and Protestantism. Other contributors explore further nuances of Rangers' role in contemporary Scotland, such as issues of gender and connections with Northern Ireland. Born Under a Union Flag is a must-read for anyone interested in Rangers, the history of Scottish football, or the independence debate.
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ALASDAIR MCKILLOP is a co-founder of The Rangers Standard and writer for Seventy2 magazine. He is a regular contributor to the online current affairs magazine Scottish Review where he writes about sport and politics.
ALAN BISSETT is a novelist, playwright and performer. He was Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland writer of the Year in 2011. His most recent novel, Pack Men, about a trip by Rangers fans to the UEFA Cup Final in Manchester, was called by Irvine Welsh 'a landmark in Scottish fiction'. He is active in the Yes Scotland campaign.
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