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  • Location: Tullynessle/Inverurie
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  • Location: Tullynessle/Inverurie

    Cast my vote this morning after I'd dropped the youngest off at School, so chalk up another Yes.

     

    Don't think I'm breaking any rules by letting you know that in the 3 Polling Stations I dropped by on the way to work the vote at around 9am was already running at approximately 12%. One of the Presiding Officers said it was the busiest she'd ever know it.

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    And that ignorant, offensive, rant sums up exactly why the YES campaign failed  

    Good god. What a load of boarish spiteful bile from bad losers has been posted during the night. I actually dread to think how Scotland would be run if this is representative of how the yes vote behav

    I'm disappointed in the lack of grace shown by some across the net in accepting this No vote. A complete lack of any empathy and understanding as to why fellow Scots didn't vote Yes.   I personally

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  • Location: Maddiston , Falkirk, Scotland 390ft above sea level
  • Location: Maddiston , Falkirk, Scotland 390ft above sea level

    Yes heard the stations were busy. Had a nice chat with some yes campaigners at mine. We were letting off steam about the media led assault on the yes campaign. We agreed either way we had played clean and not spread vile lies about pensions and passports. I hear there were a few people doing that last night!

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  • Location: Lochgelly - Highest town in Fife at 150m ASL.
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and cold. Enjoy all extremes though.
  • Location: Lochgelly - Highest town in Fife at 150m ASL.

    Lochgelly very busy as well.   Good luck all.

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  • Location: Tullynessle/Inverurie
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and snowy or warm and dry
  • Location: Tullynessle/Inverurie

    From a quick, totally unscientific exit poll here at work, we have 9 Yes out of 13 permanent staff. The other 4 I'm not sure about, but even if they were all No we'd have 69% Y 31% N.

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  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne

    Yes heard the stations were busy. Had a nice chat with some yes campaigners at mine. We were letting off steam about the media led assault on the yes campaign. We agreed either way we had played clean and not spread vile lies about pensions and passports. I hear there were a few people doing that last night!

     

    It beggars belief that in this sometimes acrimonious campaign one side is held up to be the personification of Arete and the other the devil's disciple.

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  • Location: Calgary, Canada (1230m asl)
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  • Location: Calgary, Canada (1230m asl)

    It beggars belief that in this sometimes acrimonious campaign one side is held up to be the personification of Arete and the other the devil's disciple.

     

    I know, it's terrible how the Daily Mail have portrayed it like that...

     

    Even though I'm a hardcore YES, I can see fault on both sides. We'd need a fully independent adjudicator to judge which side was worst though.

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  • Location: Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire
  • Location: Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire

    Just back from my first ever vote with my sister in bearsden. It was a yes from me, my sister is saying nothing, my uncle voted yes my gran voted no and my dad who's in London will hopefully be back later to vote yes. Lots of old folk which isn't good sign but I suppose bearsden will be a no anyway.

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  • Location: Live Thame (Oxfordshire), Work Heathrow Airport
  • Location: Live Thame (Oxfordshire), Work Heathrow Airport

    It beggars belief that in this sometimes acrimonious campaign one side is held up to be the personification of Arete and the other the devil's disciple.

    Yes you would be made to believe that Alex Salmond and his cronies are somehow the only politicians in the world that don't tell lies - it really is going to be a garden of eden up there isn't it.

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  • Location: Now moved to tropical Bradford on Avon
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  • Location: Now moved to tropical Bradford on Avon

    Just back from my first ever vote with my sister in bearsden. It was a yes from me, my sister is saying nothing, my uncle voted yes my gran voted no and my dad who's in London will hopefully be back later to vote yes. Lots of old folk which isn't good sign but I suppose bearsden will be a no anyway.

    A lot can be learnt from the older generations and perhaps a few should listen to them. To give the vote to under 18 us also ridiculous in my opinion.

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  • Location: Longlevens, 16m ASL / Bradley Stoke, 75m ASL
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  • Location: Longlevens, 16m ASL / Bradley Stoke, 75m ASL

    Well if the YES on here are representative of Scotland in general there is going to be a huge landslide victory for yes....or are they just more gobby?!

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  • Location: Calgary, Canada (1230m asl)
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  • Location: Calgary, Canada (1230m asl)

    A lot can be learnt from the older generations and perhaps a few should listen to them. To give the vote to under 18 us also ridiculous in my opinion.

     

    No taxation without representation. If 16 & 17 year-olds can decide to get married, have kids, they can work full time and pay tax, then surely as a group they should be entitled to a vote? It's more their future than a 75 year old who probably doesn't work and might not pay any tax at all.

     

    You can learn as much by listening to youngsters as you can by listening to older people. Younger people's brains aren't set straight by years of "opinion", they have a fresh and dynamic way of looking at the issues in the world.

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  • Location: Barnehurst, near Bexleyheath, Kent
  • Location: Barnehurst, near Bexleyheath, Kent

    A lot can be learnt from the older generations and perhaps a few should listen to them. To give the vote to under 18 us also ridiculous in my opinion.

     

    Funny enough, I was thinking that myself this morning.  When I was 16 and 17, I wasn't really interested in politics and who ran the country.  It was drummed into me from a child that Labour was great and the Tories were evil by my parents.  So on that basis, I voted Labour in 1997 when I was old enough to vote.  In hindsight (a wonderful thing!) it was a mistake and wish I had really taken seriously who I wanted to run the country at the time.

     

    I know some youngsters are well into their politics, so it would be wrong of me to lump all of them together.  But I do feel the majority probably will just vote for who their parents are voting for?

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  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District South Pennines Middleton & Smerrill Tops 305m (1001ft) asl.
  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District South Pennines Middleton & Smerrill Tops 305m (1001ft) asl.

    The Scotts certainly know how to get the msg across on the Isle Of Skye    :)

     

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  • Location: Tullynessle/Inverurie
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and snowy or warm and dry
  • Location: Tullynessle/Inverurie

    Well if the YES on here are representative of Scotland in general there is going to be a huge landslide victory for yes....or are they just more gobby?!

    More Gobby!

     

    In Aberdeenshire we don't have the same number of Yes/No signs around as some other places because the councils policy is not to allow them on their property. This has been pretty much adhered to by both camps, with the exception of a few small signs, on stakes, in the grass road verges. These have only popped up in the last few days. This morning I'd to laugh as I approached a roundabout with one of these signs, a small 'No' one, that wasn't there yesterday. Problem was it was stuck in upside down so actually read 'ON'.

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  • Location: Live Thame (Oxfordshire), Work Heathrow Airport
  • Location: Live Thame (Oxfordshire), Work Heathrow Airport

    There is a lot of people on here that want independence so they can get rid of the rule by the elitist goverment as they put it and finally have a goverment that they can choose all by themselves, but how come in the 2010 general election Scotland only results Labour got the highest share of the votes with the party "for Scotland" the SNP languishing in 3rd. Surely you had a chance to vote in your own goverment so to speak the SNP but didn't choose to. Don't really get that.

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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

    What happens to the National Lottery after Scotland say goes independent?

    She surely won't be eligible for national lottery funds post independence?

    ........to the civil aviation authority? This is UK wide.

    Maritime and Coastguard agency?

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    What happens to the National Lottery after Scotland say goes independent?

    She surely won't be eligible for national lottery funds post independence?

     

    Think the SNP line was that it would continue on some sort of proportional basis - sure someone will correct this if not.

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  • Location: Now moved to tropical Bradford on Avon
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  • Location: Now moved to tropical Bradford on Avon

    No taxation without representation. If 16 & 17 year-olds can decide to get married, have kids, they can work full time and pay tax, then surely as a group they should be entitled to a vote? It's more their future than a 75 year old who probably doesn't work and might not pay any tax at all.

     

    You can learn as much by listening to youngsters as you can by listening to older people. Younger people's brains aren't set straight by years of "opinion", they have a fresh and dynamic way of looking at the issues in the world.

     

     

    Under 18's will vote the same way they would always vote in a situation like this - they are angrier and more right wing by their nature, seen less of the world and many think the world owes them a favour which leads the under 18's to one way of voting in this election (yes) which I have no doubt as to the reasons it was pushed forward for this election.. :rolleyes:

     

    When I was in this age group I myself was very nationalist until over the years you meet many races, creeds and colours and through university I had my eyes opened to me.  I studied politics at A-level ( age 16 - 18) and the room was split depending on which way politically one leaned in a semi circle around classroom - the majority were either extreme right or lib-dem in middle at the time due to the weed law promises etc.

     

    I am only 31 myself but I remember it not too long ago and I would not give an under 18 the right to vote if anything I would increase it to 21!

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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

    Think the SNP line was that it would continue on some sort of proportional basis - sure someone will correct this if not.

    Well you can buy a ticket for the Irish lottery in this country but I don't expect to receive a grant fund from them if I had the nerve to try, so I don't see why Scotland should be any different if she goes independent.

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  • Location: Sth Staffs/Shrops 105m/345' & NW Snowdonia 219m/719'
  • Location: Sth Staffs/Shrops 105m/345' & NW Snowdonia 219m/719'

    Another little gem from The Daily Mash 
    :p

     
    Salmond votes 'No'


    http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/international/salmond-votes-no-2014091890806

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  • Location: Highland Scotland
  • Location: Highland Scotland

    Surely you had a chance to vote in your own goverment so to speak the SNP but didn't choose to. Don't really get that.

    The UK General Election does not elect the Scottish Government!

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