Anti-Scottish sentiment is disdain, envy, fear or hatred for
Scotland, the Scots or Scottish culture. It is sometimes referred to as Scotophobia [cite book|title=Oxford English Dictionary|quote=Scotophobia, a morbid dread or dislike of the Scots or things Scottish|url=http://dictionary.oed.com/|publisher=Oxford University Press|year=2008] [cite web|url=http://www.opendemocracy.net/globalization-institutions_government/scotophobia_3692.jsp|author=Neal Ascherson|publisher=OpenDemocracy|date=28 June 2006|title=Scotophobia] (which also means fear of the dark). Edward I of Englandwas styled the " Hammer of the Scots". His tombstone reads "Edwardus Primus Scotorum Malleus hic est, 1308. Pactum Serva" which is Latin for "Here is Edward I, Hammer of the Scots". He is depicted as an opponent of Scottish nationalism in games and movies such as " Braveheart".
dietof the Scots is often derided by the English. An early example appears in the first dictionary of Samuel Johnsonin which he defined oatsas "a grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people". The haggis, whose contents are offal, is often the butt of jokes.
In popular culture, a stereotypical Scotsman is often depicted as being fiery-tempered or miserly. Examples include:
Groundskeeper Willie, Private Frazer, Mr Mackayand Scotty. When such a character wears a kiltthere is often ribald speculation or innuendo about what is underneath. The accompanying sporranis often thought to be amusing too.
Scottish mafiais a pejorative term used by English nationalists for a group of Scottish Labour Party politicians and broadcasters who have been seen as having undue influence over the government of the United Kingdomand in particular of England. The term is widely used in the UK press [cite news |first=Ian |last=Jack |authorlink=Ian Jack |author= |coauthors= |title=Border disputes |url=http://books.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,,1819741,00.html |work= The Guardian|publisher=Guardian Newspapers Limited |date= 15 July 2006|accessdate=2006-10-02 ] [cite news |first=Boris |last=Johnson|authorlink=Boris Johnson |coauthors= |title=There's nothing national about the National Health |url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2006/08/31/do3101.xml |work= The Daily Telegraph|publisher=Telegraph Group Limted |date= 31 August 2006|accessdate=2006-10-02 ] and in parliamentary debates. [cite hansard |url=http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200304/ldhansrd/vo040212/text/40212-24.htm | house=House of Lords |date= 12 February 2004| column=GC571 ] [cite hansard |url=http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld199798/ldhansrd/vo970707/text/70707-31.htm | house=House of Lords |date= 7 July 1997| column=523 ] Members of this group include: Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Alistair Darling, Charles Falconer, Derry Irvine, Michael Martinand John Reid.
* "There are few more impressive sights in the world than a Scotsman on the make" -
J.M.Barriecite book|title=Anglo-Scottish Relations, from 1603 to 1900|author=T. Christopher Smout|pages=25|url=http://books.google.com/books?id=LpPDNU8S5oMC|isbn=0197263305|publisher=Oxford University Press|year=2005]
* "The noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees, is the high road that leads to England." -
Scottish cultural cringe
Scottish national identity
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