On the eve of Scotland’s independence referendum, Yes supporters rallied in George Square to listen to speakers and live music. But it was at the other side of the square, in front of Glasgow’s City Chambers, where the real interest of the evening lay for me: a group of our Catalan brothers and sisters arranged rows of coloured candles to show the Catalan and Scottish flags side by side. When the arrangement was fully lit, the gathered crowd cheered and began to chant “Sí! sí! sí! Yes! Yes! Yes!” A piper stepped into the middle of the square and began to play. It was without doubt one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen in my entire life. I was tearful, and it was so powerful an experience that I left shortly afterwards, unable to take any more.
What a privilege. What a special time to be alive in this country.
This was during the Doctor Who World Tour with their current stop in Sydney, Australia. Before ending the interview, Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman were asked one more question: to provide three words to sum up Series 8. When I first watched this, Peter’s answer surprised me. But then, after watching the sixth episode, The Caretaker, I immediately thought back to this moment and his three words, and it made perfect sense.
Cropped from the video: Sydney Q&A Highlights w/ Peter Capaldi & Jenna Coleman - Doctor Who World Tour and courtesy of the YouTube channel Doctor Who.