AN English woman with a single Scottish parent is under the impression that it makes her thrillingly exotic, it has emerged.
Eleanor Shaw was born and raised in Swindon but considers herself to be of dual nationality, though she has a British passport and Scotland is part of the UK.
She explained: “Growing up Scottish is so different from growing up purely English, like my friends. I’m between two cultures, yet part of both. They’ll never understand.
“But because my heritage isn’t obvious from my skin colour – my skin’s not pale blue, like many Scots – people mock Scottish culture in front of me. I can’t tell you how many blazing rows I’ve got in when someone impersonates Lorraine Kelly.
“Everyone’s amazed when they discover I’m bilingual, like when I understood and fluently replied to that drunken Glaswegian on the train. At the same time I feel they judge me.
“I plan to raise my children with the same deep connection to the country that I have, celebrating Burns Night and enjoying Drambuie. I hope, like me, they’ll realise how special it makes them.”
Mum Cassie MacDonald said: “I’m from the posh bit of Edinburgh so I consider myself English. I don’t know where she gets this shite from.”