Change the National anthem of Scotland to "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" by The Pretenders

    A number of songs are used as Scottish anthems, most notably "Flower of Scotland" and "Scotland the Brave".

    In 2004, lawyers for the devolved Scottish Parliament advised that it was within the legal competence of the Scottish Parliament to choose a national anthem for Scotland, countering the suggestion that it would be a matter reserved to the Parliament of the United Kingdom. This ruling prompted some interest in the idea, and a petition to the Scottish Parliament's petitions committee supported by the Scottish Green Party was referred without recommendation to the Scottish Executive, but they decided to take no action, considering the issue not to be a political priority. There have been subsequent attempts to re-open the debate on a national anthem for Scotland.

    The people of Scotland need a national anthem that represents their culture, diversity and heritage. The intent of this petition is to encourage Scottish Parliament to convene a parliamentary debate on the issue and ratify "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" by The Pretenders as the national anthem of Scotland.
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