On Sept. 18, voters in Scotland will answer a rather simple Yes/No question: “Should Scotland be an independent country?”
If the majority answers yes, then Scotland will go the way of Ireland; it will break from the U.K. and declare independence—and thus dissolve the 307-year-old union. One of the world’s oldest democracies will break asunder. The U.K. will lose nearly 10 per cent of its population and a third of its land mass. Depending on one’s position, Scotland will either cast off the yoke of English rule or render Great Britain a great deal less great.
Our correspondent Katie Engelhart visited Glasgow in August to spend time with Scotland’s modern-day freedom fighters:
Follow this link to read Engelhart’s feature on Scotland.