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CofS: 'Anxiety and hard feeling' remains after referendum

Tue 04 Nov 2014
By Marcus Jones

A former moderator of the Church of Scotland says the country is not healing after the independence referendum.

Voters decided to remain in the UK by 55% to 45% at the poll on 18 September.

Dr Alison Mitchell told Premier there's a lot of anxiety and hard feeling between people on both sides of the campaign.

She said: "It's all upside down. Certainly in families and between friends I'm sure there's a lot of anxiety and hard feeling going on.

"But in the national mood it's quite the opposite of what one was expecting.

"It's a very tumultuous time, there's a lot of emotionality around the place and so we have to be aware of that and keep an eye on that."

She's joined the Campaign for Scottish Home Rule which is urging "meaningful and sustainable home rule" in Scotland following the referendum.

The campaign has made its own submission to the Smith Commission, which was set up in the wake of the independence referendum to look at further powers for Holyrood.

The Church of Scotland has also made a recommendation.

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