I read the article “Och Aye the Noo and Au Revoir” by an English student at St Andrews that has so offended a certain type of Scot. It was extremely well written, genuinely funny and made some excellent points about Scotland and the UK. It reminded me of Austin Pow-ers star Mike Myers’ earlier role on Saturday Night Live as the owner of a Scottish souvenir shop whose slogan was “if it’s no Scottish, it’s crap!”. Apart from their incompetence in government and non-existent viable Independence plan, what gets me most about the movement is their inability to take a joke and their warped sense of Scottishness. The whole package has resulted in me losing my pride in my own country. These people need to be voted out of every elected body, starting with the council elections in May. Allan Sutherland, Stonehaven. Aberdeenshire.