Saturday, 14 January 2012

A Divided Kingdom?

This letter appeared in yesterday's issue of The Times and raises a significant question about a consequence of a 'Divided Kingdom'. Sir, What will become of Rockall if Scotland goes its own way? It is part of the United Kingdom (not specifically Scotland), indeed the only bit acquired since the 1707 Act of Union. Who will own it if the UK ceases to exist? As the cormorant flies, it is nearer to the Republic of Ireland than it is to any non-Scottish part of the UK. The seas around it are of immense importance in respect of international maritime security, natural resources and conservation.  The Rev Peter Ridley  Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria

Scottish Islands Explorer - change of content is unlikely

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In 1972 Rockall was incorporated into the part of the United Kingdom known as Scotland and forms part of the district of Harris, Outer Hebrides, the law of Scotland applies accordingly.

Island of Rockall Act 1972