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Google Hangout: Scottish independence referendum

scotsman.com — Join The Scotsman's deputy editor Kenny Farquharson at 10.30pm on Thursday evening for a live Google Hangout discussion on the Scottish independence referendum. With the polls closing at 10pm, guests including Better Together activist Susan Dalgety and Yes Scotland campaigner Susan Stewart will reflect on the day's events and look ahead to the result which is early on the morning of the 19th.

Google Hangout, 10:30pm: Reaction when polls close

scotsman.com — Join The Scotsman's deputy editor Kenny Farquharson at 10.30pm on Thursday for a live Google Hangout discussion on the Scottish independence referendum with Better Together activist Susan Dalgety and Yes Scotland campaigner Susan Stewart. Read More at The Scotsman

Joyce McMillan: Give us bigness of heart to reach out

scotsman.com — SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE: RLS's account of the parting of the ways in Kidnapped has poignant resonances for us all, writes Joyce McMillan IT WAS a few weeks ago, in the middle of the Edinburgh Festival, that the e-mail arrived from Graham McLaren, associate director at the National Theatre of Scotland.

St Andrews R&A votes to allow women members

scotsman.com — A PROPOSAL to allow women members to join the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews has been passed by a resounding majority. Ending 260 years of all-male rule, a vote by the club's worldwide membership received 85 per cent backing.
Sep 18, 2014

#Scotland moving fast! RT @TheScotsman Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews votes to allow women members. bit.ly/XMxDbE

Sep 18, 2014

RT @TheScotsman: Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews votes to allow women members bit.ly/XMxDbE

Sep 18, 2014

Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews votes to allow women members bit.ly/XMxDbE

Scottish independence referendum polls close

scotsman.com — POLLING in Scotland's independence referendum has closed, leaving campaigners and onlookers across the world waiting to learn if the country will remain in the United Kingdom or not. A Yes vote in the historic ballot would see the 307-year-old union between Scotland and the rest of the UK brought to an end.

Scottish independence video: tourist referendum views

scotsman.com — Scotland's independence referendum has made headlines around the world but what do visitors to the country on polling day make of it all? We talked to tourists from around the world on the Royal Mile.
Sep 18, 2014

.@rtgphilp ran into long-serving Thai cabinet minister Soraat Klinpratoom for a Scotsman video today: bit.ly/1wJmirF #indyref

Sep 18, 2014

Video: tourists on Edinburgh's Royal Mile give their views on the Scottish independence referendum bit.ly/1wJmirF #indyref

Matt Ford: Scotland’s democratic revolution

scotsman.com — These are grim times for liberal democracy. Ukrainians ousted their pro-Russian president after months of demonstrations in February, only to see their country dismembered by Moscow's first major military intervention in Eastern Europe since the Prague Spring in 1968.

It took something special to politically engage us

scotsman.com — SCOTLAND'S task now is to begin to turn a divided nation into a united one. In some areas of politics this will be a considerable challenge. But in others it should be relatively easy for rivals to find common cause. One of those is the future of democracy.
Sep 18, 2014

Scotsman leader comment: "It took something special to politically engage us" bit.ly/1rhve4A #indyref

Stephen McGinty: History is not just what you read

scotsman.com — SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE: Books are essential to life but spend too much time with them and real life can pass you by, warns Stephen McGinty Allow me to make a confession, my relationship with books is complicated, difficult and, let me be clear, wildly promiscuous. I have never been a "one book" type of guy.

Scottish independence: Latest YouGov poll predicts No win

scotsman.com — THE last YouGov poll of the Scottish independence referendum has suggested the No campaign has edged ahead with 54% of the vote compared to 46% of Scots voting Yes.

Scottish independence video: Glasgow voters

scotsman.com — Voters in Glasgow have their say on the Scottish independence referendum including one young Scot who bravely sings Dougie Maclean's Caledonia.

Scottish independence: Edinburgh voter reaction - part 2

scotsman.com — VOTERS have flocked to the polls across Scotland in record numbers as the country decides whether or not to remain in a union 307 years in the making. With no exit polls and with the polls too close to call, supporters in both the Yes and No camps will not find out which side has won until after the last result has been announced at 6am tomorrow morning.

Scottish independence: Celebrities speak out

scotsman.com — CELEBRITIES took to social media sites to send messages to would-be voters. Author JK Rowling called for unity no matter what the result of today's poll, while comedian Greg Hemphill used the opportunity to encourage people to vote - for independence.
Sep 18, 2014

Well-dressed Yes: Giorgio Armani lends backing to the campaign for Scottish independence: bit.ly/YVhW30 #indyref #indyts

Scottish independence video: Edinburgh voter reaction

scotsman.com — IT'S a day which has been long in the waiting for both supporters and opponents of Scottish independence and now the talking is over and the time has come for voters to cast their ballots. Here we speak to Yes and No voters in Edinburgh after casting their ballot on one of the most historic days in Scotland's history.