Of the course the song is "superpatriotic": what else could it be, given that it tells of a small country successfully defending itself against a much larger, aggressive and brutal neighbour. And it's only a song, albeit a good one, not an objective history.
Every country in the world has its heroes. Few if any were saints, but people revere their memories to give them pride in the past and hope for their future. Scotland deserves no less, and teachers of Scottish history and culture must inculcate in pupils that same pride and hope.
MICHAEL TONER Holy Cross High School Hamilton