There are people with reservations that stand the test of time. Stuart Hill (below) is a self-styled crusader for an independent Shetland. He maintains that when Denmark 'pawned' this island group in 1469, the laws of Scotland did not apply ... and still don't. When made bankrupt by a civil action in the Lerwick Sherrif Court yesterday, he did not give his firmly-held views, kept quiet, but indicated that he would be appealing to the Court of Session. The report appears in The Shetland Times, which will, in time, undoubtedly be referring to the next stage of a long argument.
Scottish Islands Explorer - hopes to be reporting arguments in 542 years time