HANDS ACROSS THE BORDER

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In 2014 I set up Hands Across The Border, a bipartisan group for people dedicated to the preservation of the precious union between Scotland and the United Kingdom. Throughout the summer of that year we built a cairn on the English-Scottish border in honour of the Union. These stone structures have been created by Britons since ancient times, as the physical expression of the values of a community.

Our cairn was a striking and lasting testimony to the Union, built by people from across the United Kingdom, who were brought together by their desire to construct a visual display of the bonds of friendship that bind us. Figures from across the four nations, including Joanna Lumley, Simon Schama, Anthony Beevor, A. C. Grayling and Max Hastings, participated and around 100,000 stones were laid.

Further details can be found on the Hands Across the Border Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/handsacrosstheborder/ – and website – http://handsacrosstheborder.co.uk/.

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CAIRN REPLACES CHAIN AS SYMBOL OF UNION

Article first published in The Sunday Times by Mark Macaskill and Jack Grimston on 13 July 2014. A member of parliament who wanted 100,000 people to link hands along the Scottish border in protest at Alex Salmond’s independence plans said he had been forced to drop the idea after health and safety fears were raised. Rory […]

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HANDS ACROSS THE BORDER IS CHANGING

  Visit the new website: www.handsacrosstheborder.co.uk We’d like to thank all our supporters for what has been an overwhelming response to the “Hands across the Border” initiative. It is amazing that so many people from both sides of the border have committed to creating a visible display of union between our nations. We’ve now decided […]