Referendum Special: Friends of Cooler on Scottish Independence

In what’s a fairly rare move we decided to post about politics today (and not Fashion Week – it’s all about priorities!). But we’re gripped by the run-up to the Scottish referendum, just like the rest of Europe, including a lot of young people who’d totally lost interest in democracy.

With both Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond and Better Together leader Alistair Darling insisting their respective campaigns would win the vote this morning, we thought we’d talk to our inspirational Scottish friends for some predictions and inside knowledge about the day on which the UK’s future will be in Scottish hands. 

Hannah on Torrisdale Beach

Most of you know Hannah Bailey, our multi talented super contributor, covering everything from tie-dye to travel adventures. She’s also Scottish. And patriotic. So even though she isn’t a Scottish resident and can’t vote in the referendum we knew she’d have an opinion… 

“I think it’s unfair that I don’t get a say being that I am patriotic and I care about Scotland’s future. But equally not being there over this time of the independence vote, maybe I don’t know as much as I should on the details of the why yes or why no.

It’s rare that a country votes against its independence. And all those people that fought for it centuries ago would be turning in their graves. From a historical perspective, imagine if it was a yes! That’s all I am saying…

Scotland is a beautiful country rich in resources, with a friendly loyal population and local way of thinking. It’s always had a mentality of independence. I just hope that no matter the outcome of the vote the country will remain strong and united as Scotland.

I’m excited, nervous and intrigued already about what the outcome will be. When it’s vote day I will be gripped as should everyone in the UK. Great Britain is in the hands of Scotland for the first time in history.



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