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The Yes and No camps in Northern Ireland

By Staff Reporters

What Scots living over here say about vote.

Name: Hugh Wilson

Age: 60

Occupation: Transport manager

Where are you from in Scotland?: Glasgow

Where do you live in NI?: Belfast

How would you vote if you could?: Yes

Why?: "For too many decades the people of Scotland have had no proper representation within the ruling government at Westminster. It's an opportunity to be in control of our own destiny."

Name: Michael Doran

Age: 38

Occupation: Account executive

Where are you from in Scotland?: Dunfermline

Where do you live in NI?: Dungannon

How would you vote if you could?: Yes

Why?: "I believe Westminster has pretty much raped Scotland of its oil, coal, heavy industry, shipbuilding."

Name: Fiona Kidd

Age: 26

Occupation: Call centre adviser

Where are you from in Scotland?: Edinburgh

Where do you live in NI?: Belfast

How would you vote if you could?: Yes

Why?: "The Yes campaign has shown they can offer economic prosperity. Scotland can prosper on its own as a country."

Name: Mark Carmichael

Age: 40

Occupation: Traditional musician and piping instructor

Where are you from in Scotland?: Tarbet near Loch Lomond

Where do you live in NI?: Ballygawley, Co Tyrone

How would you vote if you could?: Yes

Why?: "Scotland has a chance of doing something important here. Yes, there are risks, but I think there would be far more people regretting not taking the chance. I would be concerned that a No vote would leave a lot of people feeling more unsettled."

Name: Glen Ross

Age: 23

Occupation: Self-employed joiner and piper with Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band

Where are you from in Scotland?: Forfar, north east Scotland

Where do you live in NI?: Rathfriland, Co Down

How will you vote?: No

Why?: "I was eligible to get a postal vote as I have only been living here for four months. Why change something that hasn't been broken? I'm proud to be Scottish, but I'm British as well and I believe in the UK."

Name: Hugh Jordan

Age: 63

Occupation: Journalist

Where are you from in Scotland?: Glasgow

Where do you live in NI?: Belfast

How would you vote if you could?: No

Why?: "I'm not convinced of the economic arguments. I think bigger political units prosper better in the modern world."

Name: Scott Young

Age: 37

Occupation: Business development manager

Where are you from in Scotland?: Glasgow

Where do you live in NI?: Belfast

How would you vote if you could?: No

Why?: "My family has a history of military service. I see myself as British first, Scottish second."

Name: Neil Anderson

Age: 48

Occupation: Area sales manager

Where are you from in Scotland?: Renfrewshire

Where do you live in NI?: Ballymena

How will you vote?: No

Why?: "I'm still a proud supporter of the Union that we have and I would hate to see it ended after 300 years. I'm proud to be Scottish and British and would hate to see the history, the heritage and the culture being blown apart by people, the SNP, who are basically anti-British. I don't like this racist attitude against England."

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