Wings over Scotland | Weekend essay: “Skintland”, Darien and the mythology of the BritNats | Referendum 2014 |

We're probably all sick of the "Skintland" furore already. The sneering, condescending front cover of the Economist (coupled with a truly dreadful Photoshopped image of Alex Salmond inside) achieved its aim of provocation, while the feature it purportedly advertised was an altogether more innoffensive beast, cobbling together some fairly bog-standard Unionist innuendo, supposition and misrepresentation that amounted to nothing very much we haven't heard a hundred times.