Focus On Scotland

What’s that sound? It might just be the Caledonian lion’s roar, as Alex Salmond would put it, still echoing after the question of Scottish independence was raised again by the Scottish National Party’s landslide victory north of the border on 7 May.

What might seem a yawning chasm between Scotland and the rest of Britain politically is reflected to a certain degree by the different shopping habits of consumers either side of the border.