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Not paying the piper

Dear Sir/Madam,

What price a national anthem for an independent Scotland?

Clearly, the impoverished nation predicted by Better Together could never afford to pay royalties for 'Flower of Scotland' to The Corries (Music) Ltd, who must be laughing all the way to the bank after its frequent outings at the Commonwealth Games this last week.

Perhaps it's time for Alex Salmond to announce 'Scots Wha Hae' as Plan B? This, in addition to  having far superior words and tune to Roy Williamson's kailyard dirge, has the advantage of being long out of copyright!

John Eoin Douglas

(Spey Terrace)