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Orange warning over Union danger

Scotland’s most senior Orangeman has warned that the Union is under threat at this year’s Holyrood elections.

The Grand Master of the Grand Orange lodge of Scotland, Ian Wilson, said voters would have to be “careful” if they wanted to keep the Union together.

His comments came at a march through central Edinburgh to celebrate 300 years of the Union with England. More than 12,000 Orangemen were commemorating the old Scottish Parliament voting itself out of existence and politically coupling Scotland with England in 1707.

Mr Wilson also said he was “concerned” that there had been little celebration to mark the anniversary.

He added: “We’re saying that the Union has been good for Scotland and will continue to be good for Scotland. I think Scots people have to be a wee bit canny and a wee bit careful on 3 May as to how they vote in the parliamentary election.”

Full story at BBC Scotland News.

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