UNITE THE CLANS

EMBARGO 00.01 HRS MONDAY 12 APRIL

THE BRUCE BACKS ALBA

The ALBA Party have secured the support of the greatest Scots hero of all time – Robert the Bruce.

Hollywood actor and director, Angus Macfadyen, who played the hero king in the Mel Gibson’s blockbuster Braveheart and reprised the role once again in Richard Gray’s film depiction of two years ago, has announced his backing for Scotland’s newest political Party.

Last week chart topping Auchtermuchty singing duo The Proclaimers pledged their support to ALBA.
Angus Macfadyen is currently portraying Jor-El Superman’s Kryptonian father in the new CW television series “Superman and Lois”, the film role made famous by Marlon Brando.


Macfadyen has now produced and narrated a short film, due for release on YouTube and Facebook on Monday, telling the story of how the camp flowers of “sma folk” turned the tide of the Battle of Bannockburn by appearing at a vital moment on Gillies Hill as a fresh Scottish army. Macfadyen, using a famous line from Braveheart, then calls on ALBA to “Unite the Clans”


In a statement Angus McFadyen said:“I see the emergence of ALBA as an underdog upsetting the established parties and making possible an overwhelming victory for independence at the polls. This depiction is ever so slightly tongue in cheek but still makes a very serious point. It is the “sma folk” or people power who hold the key to Scotland’s future. That was fact in 1314. It is true in 2021.”


ALBA Party leader and Former First Minister Alex Salmond said:“It is great to have Angus on board. ALBA at two weeks old are Scotland’s fastest growing political Party and with Robert the Bruce on our side the other parties should start to tremble. It is indeed people power which can propel Scotland towards independence – from Superman’s dad to #Supermajority”
ENDS

Editors notes PLEASE MAKE A POINT OF VIEWING HIS SPECIAL VIDEO..LINK BELOW.

  1. The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/WoRfxS5esRc
  2. A, fredome is a noble thing, part of the most-cited passage from Barbour’s The Brus, a long narrative poem, in Early Scots, composed by John Barbour, Archdeacon of Aberdeen c 1375, gives a historic and chivalric account of the life of Robert the Bruce. Barbour narrates the account of the camp followers or “sma folk” playing a decisive role in the battle on June 24th 1314.

MY COMMENT

This is great news and his short documentary mixing footage from the AUOB events captures the emotion and drive of our cause. We need the support of those who marched for Scotland’s cause in those events to appear from over the hill today and join us in creating a great victory for the ordinary folk of Scotland on the 6th May. Unite the clans! We can do this!

I am, as always

Yours for Scotland

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16 thoughts on “UNITE THE CLANS

  1. Great to see that already the new Alba Party is making waves in Hollywood.

    Getting Angus McFadyen on board is testimony to how quickly and how far the news of Alba is spreading. And as an Hollywood actor playing Superman’s Kryptonian father, I’m sure he’ll help Alba become Kryptonite to the unionists in Hollyrood.

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  2. An Independent Scotland will be shaped by the people of Scotland. No more Foodbanks, no more WMD, no more illegal wars, no more extremes of wealth and land ownership dictating how our country is run, no more religious divides but respect for all faiths and the right to have none, no more Monarchy, Knights or Lords. No more propaganda passing as media.

    …and above all…no more cults manipulating our politicians and police.

    Many of the wee folk were camp followers of the army..Wummin!

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  3. Unite the clans! Love it 😀 Wouldn’t it be great if we could get this on the telly before the leader’s debate 😀 ❤

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  4. Yes Iain read an article that Good KIng Robert, aka Agus MacFayden backs ALBA,

    I cried when I first saw this clip in the movie.

    I guess Angus doesn’t want to lose heart again, he wants to believe and so do we.

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  5. Just had a response to my query of Mr Salmond not being included in the debate – they are apparently following Ofcom regulations .

    They did tell me he was not included in the debate – the fact I wished explained NOT repeated.

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  6. STV A REPLY

    STV Operational Support issues@stv.tv via freshservice.com

    10:33 (2 hours ago)

    to me
    Hi there,
    Thank you for your email.
    STV’s election coverage has been, and will continue to be, balanced and fully in accordance with strict Ofcom guidelines.
    Alex Salmond has not been invited to participate in the Leaders’ Debate on April 13th. We have offered the Alba Party the opportunity for Alex Salmond to take part in a one-to-one interview with Colin Mackay as part of our series of Scotland Tonight Specials.
    These editorial decisions have been made in line with Ofcom guidance.
    Thank you again for taking the time to get in touch.
    Kind Regards,
    STV Enquiries

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    1. Absolutely correct in your reasoning Julia, but to take it one stage further would it be correct to presuppose the SNP candidates who have signed the LGBTI pledge are endorsing the attempt to lower the age of consent?

      Calton Jock in his blog article of 9th April lists SNP candidates from the Shetland Isles to the South of Scotland who have signed up to something which is tantamount to support in facilitating a paedophiles charter.

      In the SNP Manifesto commitment to the LGBTI Network there is a pledge, to PARDON RETROSPECTIVELY clearly a new take on ATTEMPTING TO PROSECUTE RETROSPECTIVELY. How possibly can any political party purport to be protective of the most vulnerable members of our society when it openly aligns with organisations seeking to outlaw moral rectitude?

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  7. (Iain, my second attempt at posting this. Don’t know if it got through. If it did and you decided not to publish it, no problem. All the best. F.)

    Here are the closing lines of a poem about Robert the Bruce’s famous encounter with English knight Henry de Bohun. Bruce was inspecting his troops pre-battle, mounted only on a lightweight palfrey. De Bohun, wielding a lance and in full armour, found himself close enough to launch an opportunistic attack. However, Bruce happened to have an axe in his hand. Perhaps in these current mischievous days I should pedantically clarify that I am not inciting hatred or violence – the message of the poem is entirely metaphorical…

    he came at you
    poised in your saddle
    like an eagle on a crag
    like a crouching lion

    he came at you
    with lance and shield and helmet and plume
    and horse and armour and thunder and sweat
    and impetus and dust and invective and death

    he came at you

    but instantly
    with an agile movement
    with a neat sudden movement
    with a precisely executed movement
    with an elegant energetic movement
    on which our entire history hinged

    the steel of your axe
    blazed in the sun
    and like a blur the blow fell
    splitting helmet
    and skull

    displaying
    an errant Goliath
    red on green field

    but your axe was broken, O King
    And another we have yet to find.

    The full poem in Gaelic and English (An Tuagh/ The Axe) is online here:

    http://www.archipelago.org/vol7-3/6.htm

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