Re: were branded "criminals" by Spanish officials
Different AC here...
'..You smell fake to me. You smell foul. You smell like cheap vodka.'
'Vodka'? sorry, but isn't accusing the poster of being a member of the 77th Brigade the current favourite tactic for dealing with shit you don't want to read online about Scotland?
In case you haven't noticed, the English are about to put into governance of the UK a very hostile right wing Tory regime, and Mr Johnson and his cohorts aren't exactly fond of us Scots..
In case you haven't noticed, the SNPs anti-Brexit meddling has been used to further stoke up anti-Scottish sentiments (thwarting the will of the English people etc. etc.) in the great unwashed of our southern neighbour.
As someone who has been '..arrested at Faslane, harassed on fake terrorism charges ' then you must be aware that the UK state security services have long regarded the Scottish nationalists as 'internal enemies' for as long as there have been Scottish nationalists (and I'm not just talking about the SNP here, though they've been infiltrated by spooks of one sort or another, provably from the 1950s, but probably a lot earlier.)
There's a number of us think that the next English Tory government (acting, of course, as the UK Government) will be unleashing an epic shitstorm of 'extreme unpleasantness' in our specific direction once they're safely ensconced in power (cf. Johnson's recent jibe about taking control back of NHS Scotland, that's a shot across the bows right there..).
The original AC, no matter how badly he worded it, has a valid point, it doesn't matter what people actually are, it's what the controlling state labels them as which is important for propaganda purposes, so expect all sorts of dirty tricks and false flag shit from now on, also expect that good old standby, the sectarian pot to be well and truly shit-stirred...divide and rule is an old game, it's always useful for a state to have 'enemies', even if it has to go to the expense of manufacturing them..
I can't personally beat your Faslane experience, but my father was a Scottish Communist, as such, we grew up through the 60's and 70's used to the idea that we were spied upon by the UK state as a family, and they weren't subtle about it.
TL:DR, in online matters Scottish, UK state sponsored trolls are more likely than furry hat and vodka wearing ones..(though, as always, it's a game anyone can play...)