Dear Mum and Dad,
I’m writing this letter because I want to talk to you about a topic that’s extremely important to me. I’ve broached it once or twice but haven’t felt fully comfortable pursuing it as neither of you, for your own and separate reasons, are open to this kind of discussion. So I’m taking some time to put down some of my thoughts in this letter. As your son all I can ask of you is to read what I have to say and think about it.
I’m referring to Scotland’s independence – or more pertinently, her lack of such.