As readers will no doubt have guessed, I'm thinking of the pupils of Kelso High School:
Last month the Scottish Borders school declared "independence" as its own way of studying the 300th anniversary of the Act of Union.I note that one of Kelso High's former pupils is Sir William Purves, once chairman of HSBC.
After a trial three-week period it held a referendum to decide whether or not to rejoin the United Kingdom.
The vote - which was monitored by John Curtice, Professor in Politics at Strathclyde University - was almost four to one in favour of independence.
Sir William will no doubt have contacts with many other senior bankers. One of these will be Sir George Mathewson, former Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland. I wonder if these two gentlemen have ever discussed politics over a round of golf or at the RBS-sponsored Murrayfield Stadium.
If not, they've certainly got something to talk about now:
SIR George Mathewson, one of Scotland's most influential business leaders, today declares his support for the Scottish National Party and independence, handing Alex Salmond a huge political boost ahead of the Holyrood election.This is surely a coup of major proportions for the SNP - far more important than signing up Sean Connery for example.
The endorsement by Sir George, who helped transform the Royal Bank of Scotland into the world's fifth biggest bank, will play a crucial role in cementing the nationalists' economic credibility
At the moment there are 403 comments on the Scotsman website, as well as much discussion in the Scottish blogosphere:
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