Last month while we were taking part in the Emporium of Dangerous Ideas at Glasgow’s Riverside Museum, University of Glasgow Comparative Literature graduate, Aileen dropped by to take in the morning’s events. As one of Dearest Scotland’s most avid supporters since our launch, Aileen had been in touch to say that “today was the day” she was determined to write her Dearest Scotland letter.
True to her word, Aileen found the perfect spot leaning against an old school trailer truck, set within the museum’s beyond authentic Edwardian high street. Incidentally, we were ‘trading’ Dearest Scotland from the adjacent pawnbrokers, albeit no gold was hocked in the making of future Scottish visions!
On the day we received a number of fantastic letters and there was great chat cutting about from folk who were either the instigators of dangerous ideas or interested in taking them forward in areas of education.
To Aileen we give a special thanks for her support of Dearest Scotland at many events since and indeed for allowing us to share her letter here. Written with enthusiasm, passion and honesty, it stands up as a perfect encapsulation of a future vision of Scotland.
Read Aileen’s letter in full here.