#AceWorldNews – SCOTLAND – September 15 – Travellers to Scotland, beware. In buses, pubs and street rallies, people have only one thing on their mind these days: Scottish independence.
They wear bumper stickers with “Yes” or “No thanks”, dye their hair white and blue, sing folk songs and hand out leaflets.
Posters are everywhere.
For the yes camp, it is about a nation going its own way, breaking away from a political elite in Westminister.
To “naysayers”, it is a foolish decision instigated by populists, that will ruin two nations for generations to come.
Both camps are virtually equal, with pollsters saying the referendum on Thursday (18 September) can go either way.
The referendum will also have an impact on other independence-minded regions in the EU, such as Catalonia in Spain and Flanders in Belgium.
Scotland will set a precedent for how Brussels deals with territories breaking off from an EU member state.
Aye or nay
Any person over 16 who resides in Scotland, irrespective of their nationality, will be allowed to answer the question: “Should Scotland be an independent country?”
Several foreign students and an English shopkeeper told this website they will not cast their vote, however, because this is a “Scottish matter”.
But David Warren, a 50-year old accountant who is originally from Trinidad and has been living in Edinburgh for over 20 years, said he will vote yes “because I want Scotland to experience what my home country experienced in 1962 when it became independent from the UK”.