Scots kids reject UK identity
Regeneration & Renewal
74% of schoolchildren in Scotland state their national identity as Scottish
14% of schoolchildren in Scotland state their national identity as British
The Pupils Census, which was published last week, reveals a deep affinity with Scotland rather than Britain among Scotland’s children, who have spent some or most of their childhood under a Scottish Parliament.
However, the differences in national identity are less marked among non-white groups as they are for the country as a whole. Only 36 per cent of pupils of Indian descent consider themselves Scottish compared with 32 per cent who consider themselves British.
– Pupils in Scotland 2004 is available via www.regen.net/doc.