British Together is a campaign group set up by the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland to assist the mainstream Unionist groups leading up to and including the independence referendum in 2014.
Why the Union?
We believe we are "Better Together"
The positive case for the UK, the most successful political union the world has ever known.
Future generations of Scots deserve to have the best of both worlds, culturally, financially, secure and happy - Let's stick together....
A potted History of the greatest, political, economic and cultural union the world has ever witnessed.
Unionist resource archive in the form of videos, documents and audio. If you have anything to add, please let us know!
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Let's stick together......
Welcome to the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland's special campaign site. It has been set up as an online focal point for the Order's campaign against separation in the forthcoming independence referendum in 2014
It will come as no surprise to most that the Orange Order in Scotland is fervently opposed to the break-up of the United Kingdom. Ever since the first Orange lodges were constituted in Scotland in 1797, we have been committed to a United Kingdom, headed by a constitutional Monarchy.
We are primarily a Christian and charitable fraternal organisation, we rarely step into the political arena. After all, the Orange Order is composed of men and women across Scotland with varying political ideas and opinions. However, the Union and remaining British, is a matter that unites us all.
We have a willing and vast membership, and we want to hear from you. If you think that you can help, or have any ideas, please don't hesitate to leave your details via the contacts page.
I remain convinced that with your help, the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland can help ensure that we remain "British Together".
- Henry Dunbar, Grand Master
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News and Events
THE SCOTTISH COVENANTERS WERE ARDENT UNIONISTS
If you are a modern Scot, the chances are your forefathers once fought and died not just to defend a union with England, but to actively forge one. Indeed, there was a time when the people of Scotland sought to coerce a much more ambivalent England into union. They did so under the Saltire as part of a movement known as the Covenanters.
THE ORANGE ORDER TURNS ITS BACK ON SALMOND
Nobody loves a poor loser, so Alex Salmond’s display of childish petulance following his defeat in the Scottish independence referendum was not an edifying sight.
"THE UNION IS A FORCE FOR GOOD"
Graeme Morrice, Labour MP for Livingston, was guest speaker at the Bathgate Boyne Celebrations of East of Scotland Orangemen. He issued a clarion call to preserve the Union.
GLASGOW'S COMMONWEALTH GAMES SHOWCASED THE BENEFITS OF THE UNION
If Glasgow votes to leave the Union, as Alex Salmond claims it will, the city will be turning its back on its own amazing heritage and risking its service-based economy.
ORANGE ORDER MARCHES CHAMPION THE UNION
The Orange Order’s “British Together” campaign took to the streets at all the big Boyne Celebration marches held in Helensburgh, Bathgate, Blantyre and Glasgow. Lodges displayed VOTE NO banners and special campaign flyers were handed out to the watching crowds. Platform speakers at all the venues drove home the campaign message: the Union must be retained at all costs, and there must be no apathy or complacency on referendum day, Thursday 18th September.
OUTRAGE AT CRUDE ATTEMPT TO DERAIL ORDER'S PRO-UNION CAMPAIGN
The annual Boyne Celebration of Glasgow’s 182 Orange Lodges on 5th July was marred by a gang fight between drunken youths that resulted in a 12 year old girl being hit in the face by a bottle. Henry Dunbar, the Order’s Grand Master, has expressed his shock at the incident, which was seized upon by a Yes-supporting newspaper to call into question the Order’s plans to hold a pre-referendum rally in Edinburgh on 13th September. The following statement was released to the media …